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

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Network card (link-status LED) still active after shutdown from Windows 7 (but not from XP)

When I shut down Windows 7, my NIC remains active and the link status LED on the router remains lit. When I shut down Windows XP, it does not. Further, rebooting XP causes the NIC to shutdown as well, ...
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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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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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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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Windows XP doesn’t shutdown

I cannot shutdown my computer: when I normally press the buttons shutdown, restart, standby nothing happens. All the applications are actually closed and I've not done any particular thing with my ...
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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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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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Strange issue on shutting down Windows 7 [duplicate]

When I shut down Windows 7 I get the normal window telling me that background programs are closing, however it flashes and I can see what appear to be internet explorer windows pop up before they are ...
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Having strange issues when closing Windows 7

When I close down my laptop I get the normal closing windows screen, but it flashes in and out and I can see what appear to be Internet Explorer pages flash up before they are shut down....however I ...
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“It is now safe to turn off the computer” on Windows 7

Previous Windows versions sometimes (when the computer had ACPI disabled) showed a black screen with "It is now safe to turn off the computer" instead of powering down. Is there a way to enable this ...
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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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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 can I make windows 8 shutdown automaticaly after a set amount of time?

Is there a way to set a timer that will automatically switch my laptop off after a given amount of time? I like listening to music before bed and at the moment I need to get up to turn the laptop ...
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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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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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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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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 ...
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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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Automated Shutdown on Windows 8.1

I want my PC to shutdown automatically after 15 minutes of idle time, however i want the notice to have an abort button on it. And after clicking on it, the task will wait for the next time my PC will ...
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Disabling pagefile (Windows 8.1) causes system crash on boot

Actually... it's way worse than a simple crash - it's more like the machine suddenly loses all power and is shut down forcibly. I get not further than the boot logo and the machine just kinda dies. I ...
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Forced shut down results in not being able to boot 50+ times

When I shut down my PC normally using the OS (Win7), the system will boot fine next time I turn it back on. However when I shut it down forcefully, either during boot or normal OS operations, it will ...
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Unable to create shutdown button in single kiosk app through chrome app builder?

I created an single kiosk app with navigation controls such as back, forward through chrome app builder. Through above created single kiosk app, user is unable to shut-down the Chrome OS device(in ...
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Windows 7 stuck on shutting down

I have a toshiba laptop with windows 7 home edition. Over the past 2 or 3 weeks, the process of windows shutting down has become slower and slower. A couple of days ago, it stopped altogether. ...
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How make Debian wait for all VirtualBox guests to stop during shutdown/reboot?

I am using the vboxautostart-service to start all my vms on system boot (Debian 7), they've been configured with this command: VBoxManage modifyvm '<vm-name>' --autostart-enabled on ...
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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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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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Running Teamspeak server at startup and shutting down teamspeak at shutdown

I'm new to linux, and i have a Teamspeak 3 server on a Ubuntu server. I would like to make the server auto start and stop when the system boots and shuts down. I understand that i need to make scripts ...
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Laptop not shutting down completely. Not fast startup (hardware?)

My Dell Inspiron N5050 does not shut down completely. The screen shuts off completely and Windows seems to shutdown.. however, the power LED stays on (not the charging LED), the fan stays on, and I ...
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My computer has a blank screen after shutdown during updates

I was updating my Windows computer and it froze at 15% so I turned it off even though it says not to and when I turn my computer back on there is a black screen. It's been like that for over a day. ...
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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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Mongodb not shutting down via --shutdown command

i need help with a problem on shutting mongod down gracefully. I'm running mongodb on docker . i run mongod like with the command : mongod --config /etc/mongod.conf and when i close with : ...
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My computer doesn't start - it is stuck in a turn-on, turn-off loop

When pressing the power button, my computer starts making start-up noises, but after a few seconds it shuts down. Then, after 2-3 seconds, it automatically starts turning on again and a few seconds ...
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Should I turn my monitor off or leave it in stand-by?

I just received a nice monitor that I hope to keep in use for as long as I can. Should it be turned off every night? It does go into sleep mode when not in use. Are there any settings that I should ...
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XP Hard Shutdown Brings back same screen that was hanging

The computer hangs on my mom's e-mail splash screen (The Bat). When I do a hard shutdown, the Lenovo splash screen comes on and then the same desktop and splash screen. It is hanging and I can see the ...
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Computer reboots seconds after shutdown

My computer restarts itself just a few seconds after shutting down. This is what I have tried thus far. The motherboard of the computer is an ASUS H97M-E Booting into a different OS. I tried both ...
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Determining Cause of Unexpected Shutdown on Windows 8.1

I left my computer unattended a little over half an hour while it was compressing some files. I came back, and my computer had apparently shut off. I looked at the Event Logs, and it told me that The ...
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How to prevent Windows from waking up HDD before shutdown? [duplicate]

I have a Windows 7 PC with a SSD system drive and a HDD. Most of my work is done on just SSD and HDD often went to sleep after a while, which is good. But when I shutdown the PC, it will wake up the ...
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Shutdown: waiting for program to close

When I press the shutdown button Windows will happily reject the shutdown no matter which trivial program/task that asks for more time. When I press the physical shutdown button I want windows to ...
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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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Disable automatic shutdown on low power Win 8.1

I've been having problems since I upgraded to Windows 8.1. My battery has been having issues as its getting old, and it always says its at 0%, while in fact I can still use it for about 2 hours. This ...
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Difference between shutting down and turning on vs. restart in Windows 8?

In Windows 8, is there a difference between: Shutting down my computer (inside W8) and then instantly turn it back on again vs. Restarting it from inside Windows 8 Edit: Talking about normal Windows ...
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Any way to disable or delay Windows 7 Shutdown window

Win 7 and Vista have that window that pops up when programs are blocking shutdown after 5 seconds. It's the one with the Force Shutdown and Cancel buttons. Is there a way to disable this screen? or ...
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Does shutting down regularly harm laptop or Windows?

I usually work with my laptop and always shut it down for studying or doing other works (for half hour to two hours, about 6 times/day). Is this harmful?
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What can speed up Windows shutdown?

What steps can I take to speed up the shutdown of my Windows 7 workstation? I have tried setting to 0 the ClearPageFileAtShtudown registry setting with some improvement. Here is the rest of the ...
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PC always shutdown consistently after 2-3 hours

Problem : My PC always shutdown consistently after 2-3 hours, this happens suddenly and without any events being logged. Specs :   Intel core i7 870,   RAM 2gb x 2, ...
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Dell XPS 17 laptop shuts down unexpectedly when running on battery power

I have a Dell XPS 17 (L702X) and the problem is that whenever I use the laptop on battery without it connected to AC it will only work for a random amount of time before it will suddenly shut down. ...
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mongod start failed (monogdb 3.0.2, database storageEngine-wiredTiger)

I was using mongodb for a month yesterday morning after unusual shutdown my mongodb is failing to start. Here I am using wiredTiger Storage Engine, I think the wiredTiger.wt file got corrupted but I ...
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Identify last linux shutdown time

We have a server running RHEL 5. Sometimes the power cuts and the server is down (the UPS handles only 30 min). I want to be able to to identify the time of the shutdown, in an other term the last ...
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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, ...