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

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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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Gigabyte motherboard (890gpa-ud3h) won't shutdown USB power

what the thing the Gigabyte engineers were thinking about their BIOS? How to disable USB being powered while standby/off by button? If I do hard shutdown by button (not related to my another question ...
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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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Windows 8.1 freezes on EVERY restart OR shut down

EDIT: I'm pretty sure it's the video driver's fault because: save mode reboots/shuts down fine with uninstalled drivers shuts down fine. The problem: AMD drivers from their website and drivers ...
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How can one shut down a computer from the windows 8.1 setup?

I have a new computer that I want to make a backup of (prior to creating a user account or anything like that) - and keep ending up in the "Region and language" screen, that then goes to the "time ...
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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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Shortcut to shutdown or restart Windows 10 in less than three keystrokes

On Windows XP we had Win , U + U On Windows 7 we had Win , Right cursor + Enter I never had Windows 8, so I am not sure what the shortcut is/was. There is Alt+F4 and then Enter, but this only ...
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How to shut down a computer having a particular IP address?

If we have a collection of Windows and Linux computers on a LAN, is it possible to shutdown a computer having a specific IP address, using the Linux shell? Assume that I do not have ssh or telnet ...
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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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Windows remote shutdown: access denied

I have 3 "client" computers, on which the mentioned user is administrator: CPU1: Win Vista 32-bit -- User: Domain\User1 -- IP: 192.168.42.1 CPU2: Win 7 64-bit -- User: localhost\User2 -- IP: ...
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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 ...
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Server automatically shuts down at night for no apparent reason

Since a couple of weeks, I find my Windows 2008 R2 Server down every morning. I have checked the battery and it is not the problem. I turn ON the machine and it works normally, until it shuts down on ...
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Laptop automatically reboots after shutdown

My laptop is a Dell N5110. These days the computer has a problem that after normally shutdown it automatic reboot in midnight. I have tried setting the power manager, system restore to prior time, ...
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How can I identify the culprit of my slow Windows shutdown?

My computer is taking a very long time to shutdown. How can I identify the culprit? I don't want to wait minutes for my computer to shutdown... Is there a program I can use to track how long it ...
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How to determine logged-on users on Windows 10? [duplicate]

Previous Windows versions indicated which users are currently logged on on the logon screen: Is there any way I can get Windows 10 to display this information, too? Currently, if a user is ...
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Windows 10 is still shutting down

Apparently I closed my laptop too soon after turning it off. And now, when i tried to turn it on, it shows me, that laptop is still shutting down. I tried to restart my laptop using keyboard ...
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Shutdown still available on Ctrl+Alt+Del screen despite being disabled from group policy on Windows 10

We're experiencing an issue on Windows 10. When disabling the Shutdown option for users via Group Policy, the option disappears from the Start Menu, but doesn't disappear on the Ctrl+Alt+Del screen. ...
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Windows XPe - no shutdown.exe / “Access is denied”

this is my first time posting and asking for help as I really can't get my head round it. I'm an IT Technician in a team of 3 (including me) that work in a college. We had an old digital signage ...
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Random Reboot HP dv6t-se

I've got an HP dv6t that's about 4 years old runs Win7 x64 All stock except an SSD installed a few months back. Lately while in use it will shut down without warning. The screen will go black and ...
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Running Script on Shutdown using Windows 8

Is there any way to execute a Batch- or PowerShell-Script on shutdown using Windows 8 without disabling FastBoot? I know you can add a script using "gpedit.msc", but I found that Windows 8 won't ...
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My laptop won't power on after an unexpected shutdown

I have an HP 6930 Elite book. I was just charging it in the afternoon yesterday while making a Word document on it and it suddenly got shutdown. No warning, no alert, no notification, just a sudden ...
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Random shutdowns and restarts

I could use some fresh thoughts regarding my shutdown issue. So, about 2 weeks ago my pc started to occasionally restart while playing games. Sometimes it happens after 4-10 minutes but occasionally ...
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restart looping - turn-on & turn-off every seconds

For 4 days my computer worked fine. Yesterday morning I've launched my pc. Everything was fine for one hour, I even didn't touch the computer, I was near by, looking video on my laptop PC. Then ...
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shutdown the server if no one log into it for 2 hours

i need to shutdown a windows server 2008 r2 if no one logs into it for 2 hours. what i did was writing a script and attach it to a schedule event that is triggered when a user log off from the server ...
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Utorrent checks files after every reboot/shut down

I have searched all over the internet but cant find any solution. I am using windows 7 and utorrent. Whenever shutdown is given and if there are active downloads , utorrent checks those file on next ...
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Determine whether a shutdown is pending

Windows has the command shutdown /t to shutdown or restart the computer after a certain delay. A pending shutdown can be aborted with shutdown /a. But how can I determine whether and when a shutdown ...
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Windows 8.1 resets to low resolution after extended shutdown

I have tried troubleshooting this for weeks and I still don't know why it's happening. Basically, when I shut down my desktop at night, when I turn it on the next morning there's a high chance that ...
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How to log a shutdown caused from overheating or overheated components?

On a Windows 7 SP1 machine I would like to know how I could reliably log a shutdown that was caused exclusively from overheated components of the machine. Since the component that overheats must send ...
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Why does my computer take an abnormally long time to shut down?

I am booting Windows 8.1 Professional 64-bit off an SSD (specifically, a 128GB ADATA SP900), and while it boots up incredibly fast, it also takes an obscenely long time to shut-down. The time to go ...
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How to troubleshoot and analyze Windows infinite shutdown or reboot screen

I have Thinkpad E520 notebook with windows 10 installed on it. when I am trying restart/shutdown, in shutdown screen Windows go to infinite loop . It show restarting/shutdown message and computer ...
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My Windows 10 Computer Randomly Shuts Down

After 20 minutes or so of being powered on and used, this HP Beats Windows 10 (AMD Core Processor) shuts down for no apparent reason. I'm not certain where to look to find an explanation or the cause ...
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Windows 7 power button reverts from “sleep” to “shut down” after re-boot

I want the power button on my Windows 7 desktop to put the system to sleep. I can instruct Windows 7 to do this via the Control Panel, and this works, but every time I re-boot, the setting reverts ...
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How to debug Win7 shutdown-freeze and failure?

The actual question is really about "How can I debug" this (see below), but for background a bit more story: I'm running Windows7 64bit (fully updated) on a new Dell Precision M3800 (SDD drive) ...
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Windows 10 keeps restarting my PC after shutdown

I installed Windows 10 after an upgrade to Windows 8, however I find that it restarts my PC within 30 minutes of shutting it down. I switched off scheduled updates but it still happens, quite freaky ...
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Samsung laptop randomly shuts down

I have a Samsung R560 laptop that is overheating, and shutting itself down under load consistently. Here are my load/idle temps from Speedfan: Ignore "Temp1 and Temp2", whatever sensors they are, ...
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Windows 10 won't shutdown

I upgraded to Windows 10 a month ago, and since then I have not been able to shutdown(or restart) my computer other than holding the power button. Choosing Shutdown or restart from the menu does ...
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Laptop shutdown right after lid is closed

I own an ASUS G750JS, which never had a problem till now. When I am on my computer and I close the lid for the night, it suddenly shuts down. Sometimes it goes to sleep but 90 percent of the time its ...
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What causes Windows 10 to hang at the Shutting Down Screen? My on/off button won't turn my pc off.

I tried shutting down my pc last night. It hung at the shutting down screen. My On/Off button would not shut it off. I had to turn off the surge strip to turn it off. Any solutions to this strange ...
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Windows 10 Sleep mode causes unsafe shutdown

Recently, when I leave my computer (desktop, not laptop) alone for half an hour or so, I will come back to find that rather than enter sleep or hibernate, the computer has shut down completely. While ...
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Laptop stuck at 'Shutting down' on starting with the loading circle rotating

I was using my laptop (HP 2000). Meanwhile, the battery drained out and it went off. When I plugged the charger and turned the laptop on, it never started. It was stuck at Shutting down screen with ...
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Have UPS shut down computer automatically in Linux when the power goes out

I'm wondering that I could not find anything useful on Google. I'm using a cheap UPS which actually does keep my computer powered for awhile if there are some electricity issues (they are very common ...
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Surface Pro 3 Reboot after Shutdown

I have a Microsoft Surface Pro 3 tablet. For the past couple weeks I have been experiencing an issue where when I turn the surface off either by the physical hardware button or through the OS (Windows ...
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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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How to shutdown a computer instantly (1 to 5 secs)?

Is there any command / program via which I may shutdown my system instantly (1 to 5 secs)? Update (2015): Thank you to those who have suggested to turn off using the power socket. :D Update (2016): ...
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Laptop shutting down [closed]

I´ve been having random laptop shutdown issues in the last few months, which i cannot fix. Thinking it could be a overheating issue, i proceeded to open the laptop and clean the vent and the fan, ...
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Pc shuts off 10 seconds after being turned on

So the other day i bought a new cpu and it turned out it isnt compatible with my motherboard(will be buying a new motherboard in a couple weeks) and after putting my old cpu back into place and trying ...
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Check how long untill being logged off in win7 (from cmd)? [duplicate]

When I was young, I learned a quick way to set a timer to turn off my computer shutdown -f -s -t 3600 That would give me 1 hour until log off and shutdown. I remember in windows xp, there would be ...
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Is it safe to shut down my PC right after intensive CPU/GPU load?

Is it a good idea to shut down or put to sleep my PC seconds after some very heavy processing load on the CPU or GPU? I'm asking this because i'm not sure if the cooling system has enough time to ...
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Laptop shutdown when when using windows apps

I have been using my laptop for 4years. But this problem has never occurred until I upgraded its OS to Windows 10 recently. I have been playing asphalt8 game for more than a year now. But this problem ...
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Why does the computer not shut down when “Deep sleep” is enabled?

I have a custom-built computer based on an ASRock motherboard, and both Linux Mint 17.2 and Windows 10 installed. When I shut down the computer, from either OS, the USB devices remain on. I'd rather ...