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

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Can unplugging a VM be harmful?

We know that unplugging the power cable from a PC may damage your hard drive and may corrupt your OS. Could the same harm (or any harm) happen if I unplug a VM (simulated by Power Off option in VBox ...
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How to remove shutdown option in start menu of Windows 10

I have a PC that should always be on. I recently upgraded to Windows 10 from Windows 7. In Windows 7 I changed the default action of the power button in the start menu to log off from my machine so ...
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Asus laptop random shutdowns - not overheating, strange fan behaviour

have ASUS N56VV for about 1,5 year. In last weeks it starts randomly shutting down. I normally work on computer when suddenly fan turn to full speed for about three seconds and then computer ...
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What would happen if my computer shuts down while BitLocker is encrypting my OS partition?

The title is the question. I am now enctypting a 107 GB partition and it takes ages. I am dying to know what would happen if the encryption was stopped by, let's say, a thermal shutdown or if the ...
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Why do operating systems have an option to shut down? [duplicate]

I want to know why operating systems require us to shut down using an option. Why can't I just power off with a mechanical switch? Will I damage the hardware or corrupt my data if I constantly shut ...
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After sleep state, pc with linux doesn't let me shut down the system

I have been using Xubuntu as my main system for 3 weeks, but I noticed only today that after the pc has woken up from the Sleep state it doesn't let me shut down the system. I tried to shut down by ...
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Windows 7 seeing perpetual “Shutdown to update”

For about a week I've been seeing the yellow shield with an exclamation point on my shutdown button. I shutdown but no updates are applied and shortly afterward the yellow shield appears again. I see ...
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Need help building a shutdown task

I'm running Windows 7 Pro and need help writing a vbscript/wscript that, upon the user trying to shut down the computer, will check a specific directory for .xml files. If files exist, it will run a ...
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After installing windows 10 on my ultrabook, it don't shutdown

As the title says, when I want to reboot or shutdown my ultrabook, it takes very long and still the lids on, (numpad and wifi leds). I can press caps lock to let that lid works though! I've googled ...
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Remote computer booting and shutdown Via the Internet

I am planning on building a new machine that will run a variety of servers including game servers, NAS etc. (Not all at the same time). But I need to be able to shutdown and restart this machine when ...
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Windows 10 doesn't shut down properly

I have visited tons of websites and watched dozens of Youtube videos, yet I can't find a solution to my problem. I recently upgraded my laptop to Windows 10, and now it won't shutdown properly. I ...
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My PC desktop suddenly turned off when I play games.. No warning or message, monitor just turned into blacknd PC just stop and power light blinking

Please help me!! This is my spec.. CPU Intel pentium dual core. Ram 2 GB ddr3. Gpu Amd radeon 4350.I bought this PC just about a year 7 month ago and it run perfectly until yesterday... I play dota 2 ...
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PC powers off at random times

Short Version After experiencing some problems with Mobo batteries my PC started to power off at random times, the power off is instant and sudden and does not restart afterwards, need help figuring ...
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How to map all centos shutdown commands to reboot command

i'm running a centos server and I would like to make it so, that when you type the shut down command(s) it would instead reboot the server.
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Sudden Shut down

My system has been experiencing unexpected shutdowns. I can't find any errors in my OS, and i have the same issues with Ubuntu. On occasion the system itself is running and the monitor shuts itself ...
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Having problems booting up and shutting down

I've had a custom-built PC since last year which has been giving me a lot of concerning problems while booting up or shutting down since last month. Here's a list of the main concerning issues: If ...
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Thinkpad Edge E535 freezing

I bought a new Thinkpad Edge E535. has 4GB of RAM and specs at the bottom of the post. It freezes randomly in Windows Explorer and sometimes it has problems shutting down. When I shut down the screen ...
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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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Win 10 stuck on shutdown (blue screen “Shutting Down”)

Using Dell Inspiron 620 w/i3-2120 Dual Core and my Win 10 x64 OS does not have the infamous KB***1444 or 1441 updates so that's not it. It is, however, loaded onto a Seagate 2TB SSHD (Hybrid) drive. ...
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Quick Mac OS X shut-down icon

How would I create an icon on my Mac OS X desktop, to do a "shut down"? (With... or without... the "are you sure" verification.)
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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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Lenovo laptop lights still on and screen off on shutdown

Starting about a week ago, my Lenovo v570 laptop started acting weird. When I shut down the computer the screen turns off, but the lights and fans are still running, I have left it for several ...
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Is it possible to autostart a VMware virtual machine in background as a Windows service, and shut it down elegantly when Windows shuts down?

The host is Windows 7. I would like my virtual machine to start with Windows in the background, without the need to login to Windows and manually start it. I also hope the virtual machine can be shut ...
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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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Slow shutdowns of Windows 10 on VirtualBox

I'm having extremely slow shutdowns of Windows 10 under VirtualBox. Occasionally the shutdown is within "normal" parameters (as compared to Windows 10 running natively on an i5 Dell laptop), but ...
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Lenovo Thinkpad W530 intermittent shutdowns

My laptop (Lenovo Thinkpad W530) has been experiencing intermittent shutdowns, starting a couple of months ago. These shutdowns (and sometimes freezes - which eventually shut down the laptop) ...
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My laptop takes too long time to shutdown or hibernate

I've recently encountered a problem which is my notebook, Lenovo Ideapad z500 with Windows 8.1 pro, takes too long time to shutdown or hibernate. When I click on shutdown item, the LCD is powered off ...
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Windows 10 gets stuck on shutdown [duplicate]

My Gateway laptop has been running Win 10 since download without problems. But now in the last couple of days it's gone crazy. All my email disappeared, and last night I decided to do a shutdown and ...
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Lenovo IdeaPad U410 Won't Shut Down

When I try to Shut Down through Windows it just logs off but stays on. It will shut down (instantly) if I hold the power off button. Restart works fine, it just won't shut down. Lenovo IdeaPad U410 ...
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Windows 10 doesn't shutdown on Lenovo Yoga Pro 2

I have Lenovo Yoga 2 Pro and since October been using Windows 10 - all fine until last night when MS installed the latest upgrade. All seemingly went fine until today when I tried to shut it down. It ...
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Shutdown Windows 7 PC from Mac terminal

How can I shut down a Windows 7 PC remotely from a Macbook Pro, OSX El Capitan? I saw this question, where the most upvoted answer recommends using this command: net rpc shutdown -I <IP of ...
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Poweroff Lenovo Flex 2-15 notebook in Linux

I have a Lenovo Flex 2-15 notebook. When I try to shut down my laptop using poweroff/shutdown commands or using the GUI, it shuts down completely, but after a few seconds, it turns on automatically! ...
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Is it possible to autostart a VMware virtual machine in background as a Linux service in Ubuntu, and shut it down elegantly when Ubuntu shuts down?

The host is Ubuntu 14.04 LTS. I would like my virtual machine to start with Ubuntu in the background. I also hope the virtual machine can be shut down elegantly upon Windows shuts down. Is there any ...
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SSD shuts down while trying to write or read specific data from it

My Crucial M4 64 Gb SSD shuts down while trying to write or read specific data from it. It shuts down if set as system OS (win 7) disk in 3-5 minutes from start. It works fine with reading and writing ...
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Computer tends to freeze and shutdown

I have a Lenovo ThinkCentre computer, Lenovo M92p with Intel Core i7 3770, 2 x 8GB Ram and a built in Intel HD 4000 Graphics, running Windows 10 Home. The computer always runs quiet, and almost never ...
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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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windows 10 shutdown screen not disappearing. Is this an indication for something severe?

I've a similar problem like mentioned here: Windows 10 doesn't shut down properly What is though in addition to this I tried according to one video to change the shutdown options so that a "fast ...
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“This app is preventing you from restarting” (app name in random Chinese characters)

Does anyone have any idea what could have caused this? Virus? Hard drive corruption? This was just prior to a shutdown in Windows 10 and was a little alarming. Apparently the Chinese has no legible ...
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ACPI doesn`t work properly?

My PC with next parameters H/W path Device Class Description =================================================== system P5K PRO (To Be Filled By ...
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My “Lenovo Ideapad 300 - 15IBR” shuts down unexpectedly after waking from hibernation

I bought a new "Lenovo Ideapad 300 - 15IBR" (Win 10 / 64 bit). When I hibernate, the next time when I turn it on, it normally shows the laptop's boot, but just when the Windows logo appears, the ...
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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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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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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 ...