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

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What is the proper way to turn off wiped Windows 8 computer?

I just reset the computer to factory settings and wiped out all the contents of HDDs. It automatically restarted and opened "Region and language" screen. What is the proper way to shut it down at ...
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Restarting instead of shutting down, not a software issue

My neighbour's computers is always restarting after they try to shut it down. It was happening on a Windows XP system, and also it happens on Windows 7 platform. So the software related issue is ...
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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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Finding a cause of shutdown/sleep

My server running is Linux 3.2.0-4-amd64 #1 SMP Debian 3.2.54-2 x86_64 GNU/Linux. About once a day, sometimes once every two days is shut down - It isn't really shut down, it seems like its sleeping ...
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What does it mean in the man page of shutdown that Requests that the system be halted after it has been brought down?

Today when I was reading the man page of shutdown, it made me confused a lot. Take -H as example. I just could not understand the "after it has been brought down". What does it specify exactly? What ...
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How do I stop the Windows 8 restart clock; '15 minutes' and counting…?

The question is pretty much in the title. Windows 8 is restarting, I probably only have like 13 minutes by now, but I can't have my computer shut off, doing like 20 different things on a couple of ...
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Is there any difference between shutdown -h now and init 0, init 6 and shutdown -r now?

As I know by now, shutdown call init to change runlevel to stop the system running and shutdown will give some time for the system to do some other cleaning work. I am not sure whether I am right. ...
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Nginx backend shutdown without losing sessions

So I'm having reverse proxy server, where Nginx working as proxy server and loadbalancer. My biggest problem, that I have 2 app backends, which I need sometimes to shutdown. When I write after server ...
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How does Windows 7 determine that a system was not shut down correctly (Kernel-Power Event ID 41)

I have a strange situation that Windows 7 thinks it was not shut down correctly, and gives me a warning in the system event log like this: http://support.microsoft.com/kb/2028504/de What the ...
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Windows shuts down unexpectedly when waking up from sleep

I've been facing this issue since yesterday, whenever I put the computer into sleep mode and when I wake up, it takes me to boot menu with choices; start Windows normally, safe mode, etc. in short, it ...
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Prevent Windows 7 users from canceling shutdown (disable shutdown -a)

From Windows 7 admin account I've set up a scheduled task with max privileges that executes a .cmd file which executes shutdown -s -f -t 120 if the user happens to be logged in and its past their ...
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How to disable software-initiated overheat shutdown (due to broken sensors) in Windows 8?

A power spike broke the CPU temperature sensor on my motherboard. Memtest86+ runs fine. However, neither Linux nor Windows boots under default options. Windows simply shuts down during boot. Linux ...
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Turn off computer automatically when there's no electricity

I'm wondering that I could not find anything useful on Google. I'm using a cheap UPS which actually prevents my computer to be turned off immediately if there are some electricity issues (they are ...
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Asus N53J Laptop randomly shuts down

My Laptop is pretty new and today it random shut down on its own. I was surfing the net and the computer shut down on its own (Like losing power, without any warning). It was the 2nd time, the first ...
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How to automatically start an app when shutting down Windows 7

When shutting down Windows 7, how to get an app to start up automatically and run briefly then close? I want the app to briefly show on the screen, or briefly say on the speakers, my reminder-to-self ...
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Redirecting Shutdown.exe errors to file [duplicate]

I'm creating a script to do rebooting of computers, and I need to report the success or failure of the shutdown.exe command as part of my script logging. I'm having an issue with redirecting the ...
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Trigger a host command on VirtualBox guest shutdown

Superusers-- Doing some webdev using a VM. Guest is Ubuntu Precise, host is Windows 8.1, VirtualBox 3.4. My dream scenario: I gracefully shut down the Ubuntu guest. Windows detects the shutdown ...
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Why is my MBP booting itself? [on hold]

I'm deeply humbled after two hours trying to figure out why my MBP (Retina, mid 2012) booted itself at 2:00 a.m., a full forty minutes after I shut it down and went to bed. I'm shutting-down since a ...
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laptop battery drains while shutdown

When I shut down(not sleep or standby or hibernate) the computer the is at 80%. Next morning I tried open my laptop it didn't start without plugging the ac power because the battery level is 0%. I'm ...
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Triggering a server to shutdown in receiving a signal via serial port (RS232)

I'm a fresh graduate (Electronics & Commn) and want to start my career in linux administration. I'm using a Ubunutu 14.04 server machine for R&D (with ups). Now my scenario is whenever main ...
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why linux checks disk after shutdown -h

if I give the command sudo shutdown -h +2 or edit my crontab in a similar way, at reboot Ubuntu 12.04 checks disk for errors: is this behavior correct? is there a way to avoid it? Note that this ...
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Laptop “thinks” it's overheating, shuts down itself

Short version: When I turn on the laptop fans go full speed even though the the laptop is ice cold. After about 20 seconds it shuts down itself which I guess it's "thinking" CPU is overheating. Long ...
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Windows 8 often shuts down when I leave it plugged in and running (while configured not to do so). How can I detect the issue?

My Surface Pro 2 running Windows 8.1 shuts down at random times when I have it plugged in. It never shuts down when I'm using it, so I can't link the issue to a specific activity. Is there an error ...
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Application Error in Explorer.exe on shutdown

Sometimes when I shut down Windows 8.1 I get the following error message: It disappears on its own, and everything seems fine, but it is a little odd. I found KB2929203 on Microsoft's website ...
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Hide “Please Wait” during Windows 8.1 Shutdown

I'm trying to find out how (if?) to hide the "Please Wait" screen during a shutdown/reboot of Windows 8.1. Being able to show a black screen or custom screen would be ideal. Specifically, this ...
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Windows 7 PC is automatically shutting down

I have a Windows 7 PC that is supposed to be on 24/7, but it is automatically shutting down unexpectedly and frequently. It seems to shut down at night sometime, i.e. it needs to be booted on in the ...
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What damage will powering down instead of shutting down do?

What is it that Windows is doing when it shuts down? Assuming I've saved everything, what negative impact does powering down instead of shutting down properly have? We've all done it at some point ...
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laptop not shutting down when on adapter

I kept my laptop for charging for a long time and after that when I try to shut down with the power adapter on, it keeps restarting. It shutsdown and wakes up immediately. This is not the same thing ...
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Desktop remains on, display quits working, loud “skipping” noise follows

For the past 2-3 days, strange things have been going on with my desktop and its interaction with the monitor. While playing a game, my monitor went black as if my computer had been shut off. However, ...
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Even after reformatting, shutdown takes very long

Help! Ever since I added an SSD drive in my laptop and even after deleting all partitions in SSD and installing windows 8.1 super fresh in SSD, it does not shutdown immediately. This has been a ...
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Debian shutdown takes a long time (RAID/crypt related)

I'm running Debian Jessie and recently my shutdown has been taking a long time. When I sudo shutdown -h now I'm sent to a blank screen except for a blinking cursor which sits for ~30 seconds. It ...
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detecting if a Windows shutdown command has been issued

Is it possible to detect if the shutdown command has been issued (through the start menu by the user, or any other program running on the computer or having remote access to the computer), then cancel ...
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checks if a shut down command has been issued [duplicate]

Is it possible to detect a shutdown event? What are the scripts to detect and handle the event issued in the command line? I would like to have the script and use it in a condition that checks if pc ...
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HP Pavilion DV7 laptop - screen went black after shutdown attempt, but it doesn't turn off

Today I bought a used HP laptop computer, model HP Pavilion DV7-4120EM . At first everything worked ok. Then I used HP center software to search and install BIOS and driver updates. After it has ...
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Computer shutdown, will not power back on

The first day with my new PC, and im already having a problem. Was playing World of Tanks on max settings when the PC shuts down automatically. I assumed it overheated because the top light started ...
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List applications preventing Windows 8 from shutting down

Often, after I have initiated shutdown on Windows 8, I realize there are some applications I would like to close explicitly. I see that Windows 7 lists applications that are preventing the OS from ...
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Disable Shutdown Event Tracker from Command Line

How can I disable the windows shutdown event tracker from the command line? I've seen that I can disable it by editing the registry, but I am hoping there is another way. Thank you!
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In Windows 7, how do I know when a computer is scheduled to be shutdown?

Say I use "shutdown -s -f -t 13600" to initiate a scheduled shutdown. In Windows XP, I would always see a dialogbox alerting me of the impending shutdown. In Windows 7 however it shows a popup in ...
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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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Make computer shutdown if battery < 50%

My original Dell battery died after one year, and I made the mistake of buying a new one from eBay. The new battery starts from 100% charged and after 5 minutes drops abruptly from 95% to ~9-10%. ...
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Computer crashes when shutting down

Sometimes, when I shut down my computer, it does not shut down, but it restarts. When I log in, I get the message that Windows recovered from an unexpected shutdown: Problem signature: Problem ...
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Linux base device not getting shutdown

I try to shutdown my embedded system running with Linux environment using shutdown -h now. But in place of shutdown it is rebooting my system again. So can anyone give me suggestion how to shutdown my ...
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What are some quick(er) ways to shut down Windows 8?

For shutting down Windows 8 I have to move them mouse to the right corner -> charms menu -> settings -> power -> shut down. Is there a faster way?
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Computer is Shutting off Randomly Throughout the Day - Need to Tilt Case to Restart

Throughout the day, my Windows 7 desktop system is shutting down without warning every 2-6 hours or so. The frequency seems to be getting greater, but I'm not yet completely sure of that fact. This is ...
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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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Lenovo Z570 Laptop cutting sound when tilted

I currently have a Lenovo Z570 laptop, as said in the title. I like to have it on my knees while sitting on the couch, or laid in my bed. The thing is, when I try to move a bit, it tilts the laptop ...
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Shutdown OSX from Windows 7

How can I shut down an iMac (OSX 10.6.8) on my wireless network wirelessly from my Windows 7 laptop? There are a few questions on this site for shutting down Windows from OSX, but I want it the ...
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Start Windows with previously open programs

I am running Windows 7 64 bit. When I shut down my computer I have many programs open on the desktop. When I start my computer I want these programs to open automatically. I am aware of SaveMyCache, ...
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Computer starts and shuts down. After pushing the power on, it functions normally

Enviroment: * I have a working room with a common power switch for all the room. Every time I leave the room I switch the power off. * In this room I have a Fujitsu Siemens computer running Windows ...
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Laptop starts up, runs perfectly normally for a few minutes, fan starts spinning very fasts, then shuts down

I left my Metabox p150 laptop underneath my bed for about a month, and now I have a problem where I can start up my computer, login and do anything normally for a few minutes, until the fan starts ...