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

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PC sometimes restarts immediately after shutdown

I have had this issue recently where sometimes, not always, then I shut down my computer (either via the Case Button, or vie Start Menu) the PC shuts down, and then immediately turns back on. Then, if ...
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Ubuntu unplanned shutdown

My Ubuntu machine (with XFCE desktop) should always be on because I use it as a backup server. It is an old HP desktop machine. During the weekend I couldn't reach it via SSH (OpenSSH). When I got a ...
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My 13 Mac Keeps Shutting Off

My MAC OS version 10.6.8 keeps shutting down. It shuts down about every 15 minutes. I've tried installing the firmware update, doing a SMC reset, I checked the battery and it says normal. Any ...
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both USB ports randomly stop working, then when shutdown, stuck on blinking cursor

the problem usually occurs about once per day, seemingly at random, but occasionally two times, and occasionally zero times. devices connected are: a new STAR printer with it's own power supply, ...
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A way to shutdown after idling for some time

I see there is setting for configuring to put computer to sleep However, I would like to shutdown it instead of sleep, where I can configure it?
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Macbook Pro - Randomly sleeps and won't wake up

All, I have a Macbook Pro 13" (mid 2009) that has had a long time issue which seems to be getting worse. Occasionally, I will go to wake the computer with the keyboard and can't wake it. The HDD ...
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Laptop shuts off unexpectedly while in motion

Recently I've been encountering a very annoying problem during my commute in which my laptop unexpectedly powers off. I am using a Dell Inspiron 15 with a touchscreen. The laptop is just a bit over a ...
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Is it possible to find out when my computer crashed?

My XP machine mysteriously turned itself off last night. There's no obvious cause, so I'm trying to track down when it happened so I can figure out what went wrong. I've followed the steps on this ...
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Shutting down Windows 7 automatically 10 minutes from now

Is there a way to make Windows 7 do this: "10 minutes from now, close all applications and shut down (or hibernate), no matter what input you get from the keyboard or the mouse"? It's OK if the user ...
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windows registry of unexpected shutdown

Is there anywhere windows 7 ultimate keeps registry of unexpected shutdowns, for any reasons like: stumble on the power wire or general blackout? tryed to google it but no luck.
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Windows update stuck, no error code, no time out…

Fresh install of Windows7, i think the only things installed so far are the nvidia drivers, windows essential AV, and some other device drivers such as wifi. There are tons of updates. it downloads ...
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SSHD/Windows 10 Forced Shutdown on ASUS Laptop

I have an Asus 501LA that has been quirky since we got it in the summer of 2013. It was one of the early PC/touchscreen units. Aside from a couple glitches I've fixed, it's a decent machine. A few ...
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Laptop randomly shuts down when not charging

So for the past two months, my laptop has been behaving oddly. It makes much more noise, heats up when I am not doing anything cpu intensive and has just overall become rather slow. My biggest problem ...
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Change behaviour start menu shutdown button

I would like to change the behaviour of the "shutdown" and/or "restart" button in the start menu (I'm using windows 10). I've already found that I can remove those buttons editing some options in ...
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Shutdown leads to hibernation instead

I've been attempting to shutdown my laptop via Start menu > Power > Shutdown, but for some bizarre reason the laptop goes into hibernation instead. The (very lazy) solution from the laptop ...
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Kali linux 2016.1 wont shut down before and after update

After pressing the shut down button with the mouse it logs out of everything but the PC won't shut down with an active black screen and no hard drive process. the way to shut it down is with pressing ...
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Mac OS X El Capitain shutdown from the Apple menu doesn’t work but it works via shell

My problem is related to the shutdown. If I shutdown normally (Apple Icon -> Shut Down…) it doesn't work. Whereas it works via shell: sudo shutdown halt After many Googling, (guess what?) nothing ...
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dell insiron 1525, restarting automatically. How to clean radiator?

my dell inspiron restarts without any reason. Only thing noticeable is fan, at its peaks before shut down. it looks like heat up issue due to clotted passageways, and if it is how can I clean up my ...
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PC shuts down every once in a while

My specs are: AMD Phenom x6 1100t processor, 2x 4 GB DDR3 RAM, and a GIGABYTE 78LMT-USB3 motherboard. When trying to play a simple YouTube video, my machine shuts down after a few minutes. Even when ...
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How do I enable reboot in Windows 7 for Remote Desktop sessions?

I see that I lack the choice to reboot/shut down via the start menu when logged into Windows 7 via Remote Desktop, whereas it is present in Windows Server 2008 R2. Is there some setting in Windows 7 ...
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Skype prevents computer from shutdown

Skype is preventing the computer from shutting down. This error dialog appears on the shutdown screen (the one where you can only take pictures of the screen) and without user interaction, leads back ...
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How to modify what happens when windows 10 Shutsdown

I want to run a script that reboots the computer when the shutdown button is clicked on Windows 10 . I have tried this solution http://stackoverflow.com/questions/12434863/executing-a-batch-script-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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Hyper-V Virtual Machine Suspending on Host Shutdown (Integration Services Installed)

I'm trying to get a VM time synced with a 64-Bit Windows 8 host upon host shutdown and startup. Linux Integration Services is installed on the virtual machine and all integration services are enabled ...
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Windows 7: Prevent Guest Shutting Down Computer

I have read many times that you can stop the Guest account on Windows 7 from shutting down the computer using shutdown -s in the command line by ensuring that Local Policies\User Rights ...
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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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Why is Windows hibernating when I shut down? [duplicate]

I just shut down Windows and rebooted into Linux. When I try to enter the Windows partition it says Linux cannot mount it because the Windows partition is hibernated. This means that Windows 10 only ...
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PC with Windows 8.1 boots from any key pressed

so I recently acquired and installed Windows 8.1 on my PC and yesterday I noticed that, while my PC is supposedly turned off, I can turn it on by pressing any key on the keyboard. I assume this is ...
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Completely turn off Windows 10 from login page

As of (I believe) Windows 8, when a user "turns off" the machine it actually goes into some kind of hibernation mode to facilitate a quick boot-up. The only way I've found to actually turn off a ...
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Shutdown script not running

I configured a Minecraft server to run at startup inside a screen session. I'm on an EC2 AWS Instance. I would like to stop it at shutdown, so I created the following file inside /etc/init.d /usr/...
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Random Windows 10 Shutdowns

My Windows 10 laptop randomly shuts down sometimes, not like a regular shutdown that shows a Goodbye message, but the screen suddenly goes black and the lights are immediately off, I searched a little ...
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PC keeps shutting down. Exhausted my knowledge

I need some serious help here because I am lost as all heck. I decommissioned my old PC and got some new parts, was running fine when I set it up, everything seemed normal. Temps, clocks, power, all ...
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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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How do I auto turn-off a DOS ONLY machine using software? The PC has NO POWER SWITCH

I have an old PC that has no power switch (it's a long story). It is running DOS 6.20. I am looking for an interrupt call or anything to turn off the computer using software as I need it to turn off ...
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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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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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My PC has started shutting down on its own

In the past month I upgraded from Windows 8.1 to W10. It all went well but now my PC has been shutting down on it's own. In my honest opinion, it can't be hardware since it has been happening since ...
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Win7 laptop shuts down unexpectedly (no blue screen) but Linux works fine

I have a problem with my Toshiba Laptop (PinGuy 14.04 works fine but Win7 shuts down), it happens at random times: it could be just after logging in or while running some software after having the ...
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Monitor doesn't sleep on power off

The monitor that came with my computer doesn't sleep on shutdown or computer standby. This is particularly annoying since it's an LCD, so the monitor is black but the backlight is still on. I know the ...
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Shutdown computer automatically after set bandwidth is used

On my internet pack that I now have, I get a set amount of data free for use at midnight. What I would like to do is to automatically shutdown my computer after the set amount of data is used, whether ...
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Delay action for holding power button

So basically what happened is that sometimes accidentally press power button and it shuts down my PC. I went to Power options and pressed "Change what the power buttons do" and I can only change ...
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How do I safely separate the heatsink/pipe from the processor on the Packard Bell F7280?

My laptop shuts down and the main fan stops. I am convinced it's dust build up in a void below the heat-sink fins but the heatsink is firmly stuck to the processor. (see link to manual page 8 ) ftp:/...
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Windows 10 Will Not Shut Down

So I've got an issue that may sound like some of the others, but is actually different... I noticed a few days ago that my Windows 10 computer (updated from Win7 when 10 came out) will not shut down. ...
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How to solve instant pc shutdown

My pc has an instant shutdown problem in different times. Sometimes when i am playing a game, sometimes i am develping web applications on Visual Studio, sometimes just browsing the web. It hangs and ...
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Windows 10 Unexpected Rebooting from Bugcheck?

I built my own system about half a year ago and ever since I have had elusive issues that can't seem to be resolved. Windows 10 will unexpectedly restart or shutdown. Over time I have been able to use ...
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Does using Windows CMD to shut down a computer cause any damage?

When you launch shutdown -i to shutdown a computer from the command prompt (CMD), does it damage the computer that is being turned off (either local or remote)?
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How to disable apps from restarting after Windows shutdown

I have a script that run a shutdown command on my Windows 10 computer every night (shutdown /s /t 300, so no /f there). Sometimes I would have things open like Chrome, Explorer and Spotify etc. How do ...
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Windows 7 does not shut down, only hibernates

I don't know if this is normal, or something is wrong with my laptop, but Hibernate is practically unusable, because the computer is too sluggish after waking up. (Switching between open applications ...
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Windows 8 shuts down without a warning

After having a problem with Windows 10 that stopped the UI from working I wanted to restart my computer. But now I have a new error I had before that I had forgot about. It turns off without a warning....
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How to cancel a shutdown /t command in Windows?

In Windows, you can schedule a shutdown by using something like, shutdown /s /t 600 //shut down after 10 minutes How do I cancel it after it's done?