Process of cleanly stopping the operating system so the system can be turned off

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CPU causes desktop unit to shutdown

After a couple of hours of trying to figure out why my computer was continuously shutting down 30 seconds or so after being powered on I finally narrowed it down to the CPU. With it removed, the PC ...
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Allow “systemctl halt” for all users? (systemd + debian)

Is it possible to allow "systemctl halt" for all users? Currently only the commands: systemctl poweroff & systemctl reboot work on my system (Debian Jessie) When I call systemctl halt as a ...
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Problems Booting, Restarting, Shutting Down on Chimera 4.1

My Mini-ITX computer has been working well for about 23 months. Recently, it is randomly refusing to start up, i.e. it hangs during the process, always after the Apple progress bar halts and video is ...
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Schedule a shutdown that can't be easily cancelled

I have limited willpower. I often sit in front of my laptop and think, "I'll just surf the net for half an hour then go to bed". Four hours later I am still wandering through the library of Babel ...
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How to shut down Windows 10 PC after Reset

I've just reset a Windows 10 PC, in order to pass it on to someone else. It's a Microsoft Surface Pro 4. It's now prompting me to set it up, starting with selecting the language. I want to shut it ...
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MySQL doesn't shutdown cleanly sometimes

I have a fresh install of Ubuntu 16.04 LTS Server x64 in a VirtualBox VM with its provided MySQL, without any additional databases currently. Sometimes the shutdown of MySQL itself fails with the logs ...
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Spurious “install update” shield on my shutdown tab

Every now and then (and right now) I have that "install update shield" appearing on my shutdown tab, but when I go to shut down, it just shuts down as per normal, no updates installed. Then upon ...
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Windows 10 see if shutdown is scheduled [duplicate]

When I try to shutdown Windows 500s from now I get an error that a shutdown has already been scheduled. How can I find out if there is a shutdown scheduled without trying to actually shut down. If ...
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Windows 10 will not shutdown and desktop icons disappear when clicking refresh

I am having some issues with my Windows 10 installation. Currently I cannot shut down my computer without physically pressing and holding the power button on the front of my computer. If I click the ...
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Shutdown computer automatically after set bandwidth is used

On my internet pack that I now have, I get a set amount of data free for use at midnight. What I would like to do is to automatically shutdown my computer after the set amount of data is used, whether ...
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(Windows 10 Pro) Set task scheduler to gracefully shutdown when switching to battery

Long story short, we have a requirement tossed on us to make a Surface 3 shut down upon commercial power loss. I have went through Microsoft support, and we tried several things to attempt to disable ...
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Computer after sleep mode, returns memory error

Last night before I went to bed I decided to put my computer on sleep mode. The LED light started to flash and I couldn't sleep well of it, so I decided to turn my PC on again so I could shut it down. ...
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Windows XP Will Not Restart

I have a Dell Precision T5500 that is dual-booted with Windows XP and Windows 7. Previously, when shutting down Windows XP (fresh installation) it would sit at the "Windows is shutting down..." ...
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Problems suspending notebook

I have problems suspending and shutting down Lenovo G560. Suspend problem: after suspending neither power indicator, nor power button begin to blink. Capslock and Numlock leds don't turn off after I ...
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kdeinit5 hangs on shutdown

I have diagnosed my shutdown problem where my session-c2 is not terminated (see: https://freedesktop.org/wiki/Software/systemd/Debugging/#index2h1) The shutdown log is folllowing: 9396 [ ...
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Implement a Shutdown Confirmation?

How do I configure Windows 10 so that it displays a confirmation dialog every time I press the Shut down button? Sometimes I would shutdown my computer accidentally, as the sleep button is just ...
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Windows 8.1 shutdown does not work for log-off

I am experiencing the following issue on my Windows 8.1 laptop. When I go to cmd and type shutdown -s -t 60 then it works fine and message about planned shutdown is displayed. However, if I type ...
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VirtualBox 5 Manager prevents host Windows shutdown

The other day I used my VirtualBox 5.0.20 and after that I shut down the guest operating system but didn't exit the VirtualBox manager. After that I initiated the shut down of my host Windows 10, and ...
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Google Drive (googlesyncdrive) preventing PC from shutting down or hibernating

Everytime I try to shutdown or hibernate the PC I have this nag screen that comes up telling me that Google Drive is shutting down and the system is waiting for it. The problem is that the system can ...
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Windows 10 won't shut down - I run out of solutions :( [duplicate]

My computer won't shut down. If you try to shut down the LED on the Power button will continue to be on and you can clearly hear all the fans inside running. It's stuck in Limbo. Only after pressing ...
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USB Camera Powered After Shutdown in Windows 7 Only

I have a dual boot Win 7/10 Shuttle XPC system, with a Point Grey USB Camera. When I shut down from Win10 the camera powers off. When I shut down from Win7 it remains on. I would like it to lose ...
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Linux: shutdown from GUI vs from terminal

Hello I'm new with Linux and could not figure out if shutting down computer from GUI is the same as from terminal with command: shutdown -P now P.S When shutting down, Does init process receive ...
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ubuntu 16.04 start automatically (5 sec) after shutdown

I am using ubuntu from v 8 and every update has different bugs, this one is verry anoying, I can not shutdown my laptop hp probook g0 450, trying whit bios setting whit no success. The bug is in ...
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Wake on Lan only working if computer shut off recently

I set up WOL on my desktop so I can access some of the programs on it remotely when I need to without leaving it on. I tested it by turning the computer off and sending the magic packet from my laptop ...
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Windows 7: Where is the log of shutdowns?

The underlying problem: I have a user on a Windows 7 machine who claims that they always close all open windows (FireFox, Thunderbird, MS Office, ...) and then shut down the PC - yet sometimes when ...
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Task Host is stopping which tasks?

Occasionally, when I shutdown (or reboot) my computer, I get a message that says Task Host is stopping background tasks I have the choice to "restart anyway" or wait. And if I wait, it ...
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Windows 8.1 Slow shutdown [duplicate]

I have Kingston V300 SSD, Hibernate and Fast boot off. It takes 5 mins to shutdown but it happens every 2-3 days, it's becoming more frequent now. I desparately need help. When I only had HDD it was ...
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My ReadyNAS 214 wont shutdown -> do_exit+8c4

I have a problem with my Netgear RN214 NAS. It`s not shutting down properly. It makes no difference if I do it from the webgui nor with the power bottom. After a few seconds it shows "do_exit+8c4" on ...
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My Computer Takes Too Long To Shut Down - Windows 10

I have a Lenovo Yoga Windows 10 computer. When I try to shut down my computer, it can be stuck on shut down loading screen for 1+ hours. I try to hold the power button, but it just puts it on sleep ...
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Vista shutdown hung after 200 updates

I've recently reinstalled Vista with SP2 on an old laptop to try resolve numerous issues for a friend. Afterwards I installed all the drivers from the manufactures websites with no problems. I ...
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New build shuts down randomly - insufficient power?

I have an ongoing problem with my new build shutting down randomly. It is very sporadic: it can be 5 times a day, or once in 5 days. My temperatures are fine, I have tested the wall sockets and have ...
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how to cancel a scheduled command for CMD

i just scheduled a hibernate command: at 13:00 shutdown /h Is there any command to abort this scheduled operation? shutdown /a didn't work, it said there is no scheduled shutdown. At 12:59 ...
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How do I disable the Guest user from shutting down the PC while the Admin is logged in?

I'm running Windows 7 Ultimate. I found out how to disable the Guest user from shutting down at all, but then they can't shutdown even if Admin account is logged off. Edit: To clarify a little, say I ...
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Specify the order in which programs stop on Windows Shutdown

I have a set of x programs. On a Windows Shutdown, I need one of the programs to always shut down reliably after another. Is there a way to decide or ensure the order in which programs shut down? ...
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Win 10: Reliability Report, is it reliable?

I have win 10 pro 64bit. Was checking reliability report and found that every 2-3 days gap it says "Windows was not properly shut down" I check "Event Log" and nothing was recorded there. For latest I ...
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Minimise risk of errors caused by improper shutdown

We have a touch panel PC set up in an industrial environment where power can be interrupted, without proper time to shut down. A UPS is not an option in this case. All that will be running on the PC ...
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Why Doesn't Hibernate Just Shut Down Without Clearing the RAM

Most people know that RAM memory is cleared when shutting down a computer. Since RAM is a type of memory/storage, why can't we just keep everything in the RAM, and shutdown without clearing it. ...
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How to skip shutdown of public linux (debain based) system?

I am running a program on a public computer and I want to avoid that other people may shut down it. I do have the root password. How to skip the shutdown using some commands? I have zero idea of ...
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Toshiba Laptop suddenly shuts down when on battery

I'd be grateful if someone coud help me. My Toshiba L845 laptop suddenly shuts down when on low battery. It doesn't hibernate in the usual way it did. It completly powers off, as if someone had pulled ...
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My computer shutdowns itself, how can I diagnose it?

I have a 5 years old Dell XPS 8100. A couple of days ago, it suddenly shutdown itself and then restarted again. Just like if there had been a power supply outage at home... except there wasn't one: ...
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Laptop shutdown every 30min

Today I upgraded my Intel CPU from b970 to i3-2310m I did everything correctly, connected all wires to motherboard etc. The problem is that it shuts down exactly every 30 minutes. CPU is not ...
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Screen session behavior on shutdown

I want to run a PHP-Script inside a screen session at startup(I figured that out already). It is very important that the PHP-Script is exited like it does with "Ctrl + C". Now I don't really know how ...
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converting all shutdown requests to sleep requests

My Windows 10 home desktop computer has a broken power button. I have already had 3 different occasions where I was messing around with cables, power outlets and slightly shifting my PC so the power ...
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Random Shutdown Issue on Windows 10

I have a Toshiba satellite c650 laptop with i3 processor and 3 Gigs of RAM. Windows 10 Professional is loaded on my laptop. I face a strange issue of random shutdowns. Happens once or twice a day. ...
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Computer not turning off, but display stops

So I have a W10 machine, however then I click to "Shutdown" the system, the screens stop receiving input but the system remains running. I can both see the lights indicating it's working and hear all ...
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Can unplugging a VM be harmful?

We know that unplugging the power cable from a PC may damage your hard drive and may corrupt your OS. Could the same harm (or any harm) happen if I unplug a VM (simulated by Power Off option in VBox ...
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Freshly clean computer shuts down immediately due to “overheating”

I was asked by a friend to clean her laptop (mainly the fan) because it hadn't been cleaned in more than 4 years and was rather slow and noisy. I found a tutorial to follow just to be sure and opened ...
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Why do operating systems have an option to shut down? [duplicate]

I want to know why operating systems require us to shut down using an option. Why can't I just power off with a mechanical switch? Will I damage the hardware or corrupt my data if I constantly shut ...
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After installing windows 10 on my ultrabook, it don't shutdown

As the title says, when I want to reboot or shutdown my ultrabook, it takes very long and still the lids on, (numpad and wifi leds). I can press caps lock to let that lid works though! I've googled ...
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How can I remotely reboot ubuntu if the shutdown command is broken?

I have a remote ubuntu box that I need to reboot. When I issue sudo reboot, sudo shutdown -r now or init 6, or just about any other equivelant, I get: root@hostname:/home/administrator# sudo shutdown ...