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

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Weird processes prevent me from clicking Apple logo when I go to shut down MacBook Pro [on hold]

I just got a brand new MacBook Pro and am very conscientious about keeping it clean and running fast unlike my last MacBook Pro. After about a month I started noticing that when I go to shut down ...
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How do I show hidden background processes waiting to close?

When I shut down my computer, a few moments later Windows opens a window waiting for a background program that needs to close. But it doesn't tell me what the background process is, unlike XP. It's ...
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Computer tends to freeze and shutdown

I have a Lenovo ThinkCentre computer, Lenovo M92p with Intel Core i7 3770, 2 x 8GB Ram and a built in Intel HD 4000 Graphics, running Windows 10 Home. The computer always runs quiet, and almost never ...
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Windows 10 Does not Shutdown Correctly

I have a problem with my Windows 10 machine When ever I try to Shutdown my laptop it looks like it did but my Hardware is still Active. The Light are On and if you listen carefully you will hear the ...
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Prevent PC from being powered off without first calling shutdown

I have a PC with windows 7. This computer runs a full-screen program at startup so users are unable to access the Desktop. Inside the program there is a button to shutdown the computer but users are ...
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Antergos Linux gnome3 powerbuttons disapeared

I installed Antergos Linux a few days ago (sdb5). I'm new to Linux so I just used most the defaults (changed Chrome to Firefox) and used sdb8 as /home and sdb9 as swap. I changed a few setting, ...
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Laptop shuts down unexpectedly

My cousin has a Sony Vaio (model: pcg 71911m) laptop, and recently it started shutting down for no reason. At first I thought it might have something to do with the power supply, so instead of using ...
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Surface Pro 3 shuts down instead of sleeping following work domain join

I recently bought a Surface Pro 3 for work. Recently, I added my work's domain to my computer so that I could access network resources and so on. Following that change, I've noticed that some of my ...
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Force all apps to close on shut down in OSX

I have a Mac and am using lots of apps that don't close by themselves when I press shutdown; they keep prompting whether I want to close them. Is there any way I can forcibly shutdown all of them ...
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Laptop powers down during startup

I have seen a few similar questions here but none of them helped me. When I press the power button, the computer starts just fine, the Windows are loading just fine, then heavy fanning (REALLY loud) ...
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Virtualbox Windows graceful shutdown of guests on host shutdown

I am trying to find a solution to gracefully shutdown any guest VMs running under VirtualBox Windows when the host computer is shut down or restarted. It seems that the safest option would be to ...
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“shutdown -m” from Linux

I recently discovered that it is possible to remotely shutdown a Windows machine (from another Windows machine) using the command shutdown -m \\computername I currently have an overly complicated ...
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Windows 10 doesn't shut down properly

I have visited tons of websites and watched dozens of Youtube videos, yet I can't find a solution to my problem. I recently upgraded my laptop to Windows 10, and now it won't shutdown properly. I ...
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Windows 10 not shutting down

I recently installed Windows 10 Enterprise (clean install, not update). Since then, i am experiencing a weird problem. Most of the times the laptop (Dell Inspiron 15) is not shutting down properly. ...
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Windows 10 S3 shutdown

I am trying to figure out why my Windows 10's regular shutdown button does not let me WOL my PC. Before my upgrade from 8.1 i was using a small file which ran a command prompt S3 shutdown. Which ...
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Kali Linux Starts and shutdown very Slowly

I Clean install Kali Linux 1.1.0a with Windows 10 and Andoiod X-86 in multi-boot fashion. After installing all updates i used it for one week without any problem. Today i installed Cairo-Dock and ...
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Shutdown from a bat file *without* close process confirmation in windows 95

Every single guide on the net says to use RUNDLL USER.EXE,ExitWindows which works... from the run command However, when run from a bat file, this command, although it works, requests confirmation to ...
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How do I troubleshoot random rebooting?

For the past couple weeks, my PC has started having an issue where it randomly reboots. These reboots have happen 1-2 times a day, and have so far always been when I am away from it. There isn't any ...
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Shut off but not down

Okay I have a CyberpowerPC gaming computer with an MSI motherboard, NVIDIA graphics card, two terabytes of hard drive, and 8 gigs of RAM running on Windows 10. Now the problem I'm having is that ...
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Computer shut off randomly - no overheating

This is the first time this has happened. I started my computer, and 40-50 mins in, it shut off. No screen, no lights, nothing. I believe the ssd or vents still made some sound though (yes, my ssd for ...
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How to set Windows Update to download, install updates then shut down?

For a Windows 8.1 VM that is used only sporadically, I want to have the ability to select updates to install, then instruct the system to install those updates and once done shut down. Windows Update ...
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Laptop secondary HDD turning off after second

I have some trouble issues with my secondary HDD in laptop Asus x550v. Since I installed SSD disk as a primary hard drive, my second HDD is still turning off after a few seconds. I can hear the ...
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Auto shutdown if there's no 'real' network traffic for a 'homeserver'

Hello I just installed my homeserver I'm using the following: TvHeadend PyLoad NzbGet Samba I plan to shutdown if the up/downstream by those services is less than 1 Mb/s(Bandwith) or Traffic in ...
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Lenovo z470 showing power led on after shut down

I am facing the issue with my lenovo ideapad z470 that even after shut down power led continues to glow. This is draining the battery and causing the system to heat up. I have tried with formatting ...
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Computer shuts down when trying to wake up after going a sleep for a while

I've got a windows 8.1 computer that goes to sleep and wakes up fine in the space of about 30 mins, but if you try and wake it up after that, it shuts down. I think I've tried ever combination in ...
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HP Pavilion g6 2231TX starts when lid open then shutdown

I have HP Pavilion g6 2231TX laptop. It worked well but today morning, when I want to start my laptop, it won't. The power led lights up but nothing display in the screen when I open up the lid. After ...
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Turn off specific display of the two connected. Windows 8.1

I searched over here about turning off display on windows. I have a secondary display connected to my laptop. I use it sometimes, but sometimes it creates distraction and I want to turn it off. I ...
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Laptop shutting down without overheating

I have a 3 years old laptop, and since a while it keeps shutting down after a while without overheating, well that's what i think, the laptop doesn't get warm or whatsoever, also there are no error ...
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Computer shutting down randomly - possibly overheating?

My computer will randomly shut down, usually it's while playing a game or doing a high processing task, and the last thing I will hear is my loud fan. But sometimes the fan won't be too loud and I'll ...
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My Laptop's Power LED and Fan keeps on running even after Shut down (after Liquid spill)

I am using a Dell Vostro 2520 with Windows 8.1 Home. For the past few days (after a little liquid spill), even after shutting down the laptop, power led and fan keeps running till I press and hold ...
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Sudden shutdown with no reason - possible hack?

Just 15 minutes ago, while on Windows 7, my desktop unexpectedly initiated a shutdown (Word prompted me to save my document, the Force Shutdown dialog came up), but I had not initiated any form of ...
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Solid State Drive + Forced Shutdown

Could doing a forced shutdown by holding down the power button cause damage to a solid state drive? What about cutting off the power supply?
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Windows 7 hangs when USB audio device's volume up/down button is pressed

A USB audio device is installed in a kiosk to make it ADA compliant for the vision impaired. If the kiosk is in the process of shutting down as required for a software update and a customer presses ...
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Windows Hibernation increases startup/shutdown speed

A few weeks ago, I installed AVG PC TuneUp on my Windows 8 laptop. It recommended that I disable hibernation - this would increase performance. From that point, start-up and shut-down became ...
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How to automatically run chkdsk on startup after forceful shutdown/powerloss

How can I (in Windows 10) run checkdisk (chkdsk /f) automatically on boot after a forceful shutdown/powerloss. My Purpose: Forceful shutdown/powerloss are the one (and mostly only?) reason I know ...
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ubuntu, login, instant power off! ubuntu just did updates… dual boot windows working

Boots up past grub fine, gnome loads...loads.. shows my user account for a split second then click, system turns off instantly. just did a system upgrade/update. no weird software installed. running ...
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What is different between power off via power button, and via menu?

While trying to find an answer to this question it became clear that Windows 8.1 shuts down differently depending on whether we pressed the power button (causing an issue in our case) or via the menu ...
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Detect synology shutdown to shut down other server

I have a cubietruck (raspberry like) Linux server, which is powered by USB from a synology server. This unconventional setup has some reasons. The problem is now that when the synology server shuts ...
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VirtualBox: How to shut down Virtual Machine

I am not sure how to shut down my virtual machine (Ubuntu 32 bit). When I press the drop down menu labeled "Machine" and press close, it gives me three options. Should I use any of these? When I used ...
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Battery drains during hibernation (to disk) and even when completely shut down

I have a Thinkpad x220 (Debian Stretch) with a 6 cell battery which seems to be ok, according the the xfce4-power-manager. . The odd thing is that the battery drains during hibernation (to disk) at a ...
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Win 8.1 shutdown delayed exactly 5mins without any logs

We have recently shipped 2 Win8.1 systems, and retained a 3rd one for testing purposes. Other affiliated businesses use identical hardware. Our three systems are prone to shutting down with a ...
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OS X Server - disable shutdown prompt or solve it that it won't show

I have promt with information that another user is logged in and that this user could loose data when I shutdown computer: I am almost certain it's because I install OS X Server and I connected it ...
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Is there a way of shutting down a Windows 7 computer after sleeping for X amount of time?

Just like you can set Windows 7 to hibernate after sleeping for X amount of time, can you also make it shutdown after a sleeping for a specific number of hours too? There doesn't seem to be a direct ...
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How does systemctl schedule system shutdown?

When I type shutdown -h +30, Linux somehow schedules runlevel's change within 30 minutes. On Debian, /sbin/shutdown is symbolic link to /bin/systemctl. My tests indicate that shutdown does not use ...
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Shutting down Windows 8.1 with the power button when locked

I want to be able to have Windows 8.1 shut down unconditionally when the power button is pressed. At present, the power button will shut down the computer in every state I tested, except when I lock ...
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Why does Windows 10 shut down hourly with “initiated power off on behalf of NT AUTHORITY\SYSTEM - Other (Unplanned) Reason Code: 0x0”?

I'm using the Windows 10 preview on a couple of machines (a laptop, and a server-2012-hosted VM). On the VM, Windows shuts itself down about every hour and has to be restarted from the Hyper-V ...
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Computer shuts down randomly - suspected PSU or memory - which one is it?

I have replaced the motherboard and CPU after the old motherboard has died. Now PC is shutting down randomly (it doesn't depend on what sort of software I am running - could be working fine with Adobe ...
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shut down computer while retaining LAN function

Well basically I have noticed that in hibernation mode the network card is still running (which means the router can detect that the computer is still in the network). Is there a way to do the same in ...
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Computer shuts down instantly every 2 hours and 1 minute

I have a HP Touchsmart 600-1155 All-In-One computer and recently has started to power off by himself (like long pressing on power button) every 2 hours 1 minute and few seconds (on the clock). I have ...
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Laptop shutting down automatically - BIOS overheating [closed]

My 4 year old laptop shuts down automatically with an error message 'The System has prevented from Bios overheating' when try to restart the laptop. It happens often and it was working for at least ...