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

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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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Windows XP Shutdown Interrupted by Application Assert

We have an embedded XP system where a system shutdown is triggered by pressing the power key; this action is out of our control. Shutdowns have worked normally in the past, but recently we've been ...
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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 ...
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Windows 7 seeing perpetual “Shutdown to update”

For about a week I've been seeing the yellow shield with an exclamation point on my shutdown button. I shutdown but no updates are applied and shortly afterward the yellow shield appears again. I see ...
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After sleep state, pc with linux doesn't let me shut down the system

I have been using Xubuntu as my main system for 3 weeks, but I noticed only today that after the pc has woken up from the Sleep state it doesn't let me shut down the system. I tried to shut down by ...
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How to map all centos shutdown commands to reboot command

i'm running a centos server and I would like to make it so, that when you type the shut down command(s) it would instead reboot the server.
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Need help building a shutdown task

I'm running Windows 7 Pro and need help writing a vbscript/wscript that, upon the user trying to shut down the computer, will check a specific directory for .xml files. If files exist, it will run a ...
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Having problems booting up and shutting down

I've had a custom-built PC since last year which has been giving me a lot of concerning problems while booting up or shutting down since last month. Here's a list of the main concerning issues: If ...
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Remote computer booting and shutdown Via the Internet

I am planning on building a new machine that will run a variety of servers including game servers, NAS etc. (Not all at the same time). But I need to be able to shutdown and restart this machine when ...
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Slow shutdowns of Windows 10 on VirtualBox

I'm having extremely slow shutdowns of Windows 10 under VirtualBox. Occasionally the shutdown is within "normal" parameters (as compared to Windows 10 running natively on an i5 Dell laptop), but ...
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Windows 10 gets stuck on shutdown [duplicate]

My Gateway laptop has been running Win 10 since download without problems. But now in the last couple of days it's gone crazy. All my email disappeared, and last night I decided to do a shutdown and ...
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Win 10 stuck on shutdown (blue screen “Shutting Down”)

Using Dell Inspiron 620 w/i3-2120 Dual Core and my Win 10 x64 OS does not have the infamous KB***1444 or 1441 updates so that's not it. It is, however, loaded onto a Seagate 2TB SSHD (Hybrid) drive. ...
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SSD shuts down while trying to write or read specific data from it

My Crucial M4 64 Gb SSD shuts down while trying to write or read specific data from it. It shuts down if set as system OS (win 7) disk in 3-5 minutes from start. It works fine with reading and writing ...
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Lenovo Thinkpad W530 intermittent shutdowns

My laptop (Lenovo Thinkpad W530) has been experiencing intermittent shutdowns, starting a couple of months ago. These shutdowns (and sometimes freezes - which eventually shut down the laptop) ...
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Is it possible to autostart a VMware virtual machine in background as a Linux service in Ubuntu, and shut it down elegantly when Ubuntu shuts down?

The host is Ubuntu 14.04 LTS. I would like my virtual machine to start with Ubuntu in the background. I also hope the virtual machine can be shut down elegantly upon Windows shuts down. Is there any ...
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Is it possible to autostart a VMware virtual machine in background as a Windows service, and shut it down elegantly when Windows shuts down?

The host is Windows 7. I would like my virtual machine to start with Windows in the background, without the need to login to Windows and manually start it. I also hope the virtual machine can be shut ...
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windows 10 shutdown screen not disappearing. Is this an indication for something severe?

I've a similar problem like mentioned here: Windows 10 doesn't shut down properly What is though in addition to this I tried according to one video to change the shutdown options so that a "fast ...
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“This app is preventing you from restarting” (app name in random Chinese characters)

Does anyone have any idea what could have caused this? Virus? Hard drive corruption? This was just prior to a shutdown in Windows 10 and was a little alarming. Apparently the Chinese has no legible ...
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ACPI doesn`t work properly?

My PC with next parameters H/W path Device Class Description =================================================== system P5K PRO (To Be Filled By ...
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My “Lenovo Ideapad 300 - 15IBR” shuts down unexpectedly after waking from hibernation

I bought a new "Lenovo Ideapad 300 - 15IBR" (Win 10 / 64 bit). When I hibernate, the next time when I turn it on, it normally shows the laptop's boot, but just when the Windows logo appears, the ...
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Laptop Power Button Won't Shut Down Stuck Installing Windows Updates

I have a Toshiba Tecra R950 laptop with Windows 7 64 bit. Last night it seemed stuck on the installing updates screen while shutting down. I let it run all night and it is still stuck. So I decided to ...
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Computer doesn't shut down, hibernate or sleep

After the Windows 10 upgrade my PC (HP Pavilion 15n-000sq) won't shut down, hibernate or even sleep. Whenever I choose one of these it just goes to a black screen but everything is still running and ...
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APCUPSD running in Windows VM on ESXi 6.0 host - cannot probe shutdown

I've tried a few different solutions to get this process to work on my APC Back-ups 550 with no success. I have an esxi 6.0 host running several VMs that need to be gracefully shut down in the event ...
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Windows 10 100% disk usage on startup and whenever opening Windows/Microsoft Native Apps

Since earlier this week, my laptop becomes unresponsive when logging into windows. Disk C: is always at 100%. Windows will only be usable and lag free after around 15 mins. Open Resource Monitor shows ...
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WIN Task Scheduler - Wait before shutdown

I have a laptop which performs a task scheduled by Windows task scheduler every 30 min. It is running in the background in the "hidden" mode. It takes about 2-3 min for task to finish. If I then ...