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

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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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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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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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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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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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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 ...
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Computer beeps once then shuts off

I have an XP machine. When you push the power button, it beeps, seems to boot up for anywhere from 1-5 seconds, then shuts off. Here's the curve ball: It randomly starts up correctly! Whenever I ...
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Shutting down the Windows 7 installer (before the actual installation) correctly

A couple of days ago my sister bought my niece a new laptop. They called me to ask for my opinion and I told them the laptop was too expensive for its specs and they got ripped off; no problem, since ...
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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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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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Strange sudden shutdowns followed by completely dead VAIO VPCF11 laptop

I have a Sony Vaio VPCF11SE, i7 QM 720 CPU running Win7 home premium. Yesterday, after an hour or two of mostly just surfing the web, my laptop just suddenly died. There was no BSOD, noise or any ...
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Raspberry unbootable after unexpected shutdown

I have a raspberry Pi, Model B. I installed Raspbian on the SD card and I would like to use it as a SVN server. I installed everything I need to work with it, and it works ok. The problem is that ...
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Reconfigure a Windows Embedded 7 device to allow changes to be saved

We use a samsung screen with a built in pc running windows embedded 7. When we set this up a year ago, we change some settings to prevent the computer having any changes saved when it was shut down. ...
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Wifi won't work and computer won't shutdown

I play Sims 3 and recently, when I save and close, (it also happens even when I don't play Sims 3) my wifi just disconnects from my router, and the computer won't let me reset the wifi adapter by ...
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How to register shutdown script on Amazon Linux in AWS EC2

I am using Amazon Linux (RH-based distro) in AWS EC2. I followed the structure of /usr/share/doc/initscripts-*/sysvinitfiles to create an init script in /etc/init.d. /etc/init.d/do_something ...
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Fan keeps still running even after shutdown. must long press power button to stop it

I have a problem with my PC on win7 64bit. My specs: i7 3770k with a MB asus PZ77 V LE and a custom fan cooler master Hyper 212 I know that this is a recurring problem, but so far i was not able to ...
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Strange hard shutdown in Windows 7 x64 with nForce 570 Ultra + Radeon

i have a strange problem with Windows 7 x64 making a hard shutdown after some minutes of playing games (or any videocard intensive program). My machine is: AMD Athlon X2 5400+ - 2,8Ghz 3,5 GB of ...
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Remove HDD while the computer is shutdown but sitll plugged in

I have 2 internal HDDs and it happens a lot that I need to unplug one of them or swap the SATA cables to make one or the other 'Master'. what I do now is shutdown/hibernate and unplug the power cord ...
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Computer keeps shutting off r9 290x

Hi I've got some issues with my pc.. It keeps turning it self off. It turns off in 3 ways.. The machine will turn off and the fans will be on gentle power, perhaps 30-40% The machine will turn off ...
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Run a Script before shutdown or reboot windows 7

I need a registry entry to a run once script at shutdown or reboot. I needs cleanup sensitive data after an installation. So even if the installation failed or got interrupted, i may not leave data ...
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My laptop not going to sleep, how to turn deep s3 on?

I have got an Asus x202e laptop. The problem I am facing is the laptop never goes to sleep, hibernates or shuts down. I am facing a real difficulty with this. I updated all my drivers. once I give any ...
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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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Mouse light doesn't turn off when computer is off

I've bought a Coolermaster devastator bundle with my new PC. When i shut down the computer, the light on the mouse never turns off. The keyboard lights are off. Both peripherals are plugged with USB. ...
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Hibernate function not working

Just yesterday, using Sysinternals autoruns, I cleared some unwanted start-up applications, such as Nero Burning ROM. After I re-booted yesterday night, my hibernate function is not working, but is ...
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Disabling Hybrid Shutdown In Windows 8?

Following on from asking Disabling Hybrid Boot In Windows 8 ? and reviewing Are there downsides to Windows 8 Hybrid Shutdown ? and knowing that Windows 8 will always perform a Hybrid Shutdown by ...
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Shut down Windows 8 from command line WITHOUT BANNER?

One can open the command line (cmd) and type shutdown -s -t 1200 to shut down Windows 8 in 1200 seconds. However, an ugly banner appears over the whole screen 10 minutes before the shutdown! Is ...
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Completely disable shutdown capability (just temporarily, for that on-period)

Let's say I start a long-running process on my computer, and it is imperative that it not be interrupted (E.g. formatting a large drive). I can't trust myself (or others using the machine) to remember ...
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Windows 8.1 randomly shuts self down

I have a 2011 iMac, and was having no problems using Bootcamp to dual boot the 8.1 dev preview and OSX. However after doing the update in the Windows Store to the release 8.1 version (after making ...
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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 ...