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

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Windows 8.1 won't shut down or hibernate after dual booting Ubuntu. Hybrid boot issues?

So I installed Ubuntu 15.4 on a different partition just like I used to do with Windows 7. I'm using GRUB 2 to choose the OS and I can boot into the two operating systems just fine. When I try to ...
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Ways to shut down/sleep and wake up hard drives on command?

I have a rather noisy storage HDD in my SSD-based system (Win 8.1). Since I need the HDD only once a day tops, I have been looking for a way to keep it in sleep mode or otherwise shut down and wake it ...
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Disable OS X Server's shutdown prompt?

I've just installed OS X Server. Whenever I try to shut it down (as a local interactive user), I keep seeing a prompt that requires me to enter an admin's name and password before proceeding with the ...
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Ubuntu 14.10 Shutting Down on Lockscreen When Idle

I have a clean install of Ubuntu 14.10 on an HP z440 workstation. I have the problem that when I lock the computer and leave for at least an hour the machine shuts off. I have to restart the ...
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Linux Mint 17.1: Execute script when shutting down or rebooting

Under Linux Mint 17.1, the InSync app slowdown every shut down and reboot actions. If InSync is not running, Linux Mint shuts down is less than 5s, if InSync is running it shuts down in 60s cause ...
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Random shutdown on aspire 4935G

(on AC(with battery plugged) or AC only) the laptop just random shutdown without any notice when.. -left idle for some time -but this problem don't happen when the cpu busy like playing games,or ...
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Shut down computer using ssh

What ways are there to shut down a computer using ssh? I'm running on linux and when I try to shut it down remotely using ssh, it doesn't actually work. I used the command sudo shutdown now. ...
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Which PC component is causing graphics malfunction after shutdown?

The problem emerges when the PC is shut down in Windows 8.1. The PC turns off and after powering on again there is no display output, graphics card does not run and the power off button does not turn ...
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Windows v8.1 Shutdown Reverts to Local Account

After Shutdown of a Windows v8.1 Dell Venue Pro 8 tablet, the defined DefaultUserName changes back to a local account versus the defined network account. How can I configure the tablet to always use ...
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How to turn off a bluetooth speaker on windows shutdown?

I bought these bluetooth speakers and have been listening to music via these from my Windows 8.1 Dell Laptop on Winamp. I presently turn on the speaker and it connects to my laptop and streams music ...
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How to schedule a shutdown after finishing Windows updates without having to use command-line? [duplicate]

This is pretty much a repeat of the question from social.technet.microsoft.com: ...
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Laptop shut down randomly when temperature is low

Basic info of my laptop: 3.5-year-old Samsung RF411, Win7, no hardware change since purchase, Windows disk & memory check all OK, passed memtest86+ test. Recently, it randomly shuts down/blue ...
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schedule a crontab to shutdown the machine after a specific process (with PID) has finished

Say I have this process with PID = 1234 currently running. I don't know how long it's gonna take for it to finish. Is it possible to schedule a cron tab to keep checking for the status of the ...
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Are there any good reasons for halting system without cutting power?

Are there any good reasons to halt a system without switching off power to the hardware? I mean using the halt command without using the -p switch. I haven’t been able to find an answer on the ...
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Server / Client based PC shutdown solution

I need to shut down a bunch of Windows PCs in a local network from one central application, but I can't make use of the shutdown.exe remote command for some reasons. However, I have admin rights on ...
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Windows 8 laptop won't shut down

Recently- just over the last day or two- my laptop (HP Split running Windows 8) has not been shutting down whenever I click 'Shut Down' on the power options... Whenever I click 'Shut Down', it appears ...
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Is there any way disable the internal “power bridge” battery on a Lenovo Thinkpad T450s laptop via software/system settings?

I have a Lenovo Thinkpad T450s running Windows 8.1 Pro and I have to disable the internal battery on my laptop temporarily for troubleshooting purposes. I just want to keep the external battery and ...
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computer suddenly loses power: no event of the shutdown [closed]

I'm looking for some diagnostic advice. computer was assembled 2 years ago, no issues since. symptoms: computer randomly loses power (usually happens in 2's. IE computer suddenly loses power. I ...
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Computer running Windows shuts off suddenly after some usage, but works ok on Linux (Ubuntu 14.04.2 LTS)

Good day, I have a Sony Vaio E series notebook, that is currently running on Ubuntu Desktop 14.04. It works fine, and I haven't experienced any sudden halt issue on Ubuntu. But When I boot into ...
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Novatech nSpire laptop randomly shuts down

I was browsing the internet and my Novatech nSpire (not sure the exact model since I am unable to get into it but I think it's N1593) and it shut down, with no warning (didn't cut out, it was a soft ...
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How to start and shutdown computer at a given time [duplicate]

I want to start and shutdown at some given time. For example if I want to shutdown after 1 hour then I can simply right click then create a shortuct and type shutdown -s -t 3600 then my computer will ...
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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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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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Embedded linux machine shutdowns itself

I have a tablet computer with some preconfigured embedded Linux onboard. There’s a strange problem I cannot get over: This tablet automatically shuts itself down within 60 seconds after it starts. ...
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Acer Laptop Windows 7 Full drive windows shutdown, CHKDSC stalls 55%

Our laptop started warning of low disc, and has been running slow. Used CCleaner, but only recovered 2GB. Windows has spontaneously shutdown and on restart, CHKDSC stalled out at 55%. Ran Malwarebytes ...
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Unable to shutdown, who to blame?

My PC has always suffered from this problem: upon reboot, the power, instead of staying up and running until BIOS POST, most of the time (but not always, and that's why I don't think this has never ...
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Windows Shutdown Times (hour-minute), how can I know - Is there any small batch file or something similiar for this?

I used to learn the Windows Shutdown times from event viewer - however in windows 8.1 as you may be aware there is no full shutdown. So I can not view the system shutdown time. But I do not want to ...
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How to fix automatic shut off of my laptop

When I'm trying to turn on my laptop, before it finally reach the OS system (or the "Welcome" display in Windows), it shuts off (not shut down), it always the case when ever I try to open it. I ...
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Who has the rights to shutdown a Windows machine remotely?

The question is about the shutdown command with /m \\MACHINE switch, which can be used to shut down (reboot, sleep etc.) a Windows machine remotely. In my case I'm dealing with a local home network ...
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Can you ever lose saved information from a bad hibernation/boot on Windows?

Modern Windows versions hibernate by default rather than shutting down. I remember hearing that you can lose data, even when you have saved it to disk, if the hibernation process or the boot up goes ...
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How can I trigger all running non-Windows processes to close?

In Windows, when you choose the Log Off power command, sometimes it will hang on a process and let you cancel logging off. It then takes you back to your desktop, where all processes other than the ...
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My computer won't shutdown, it keeps restarting

I have a Dell Precision Workstation 360 running Windows XP. Everytime I shut it down (Start/Turn Off Computer/Shutdown) it doesn't shutdown it just restarts. I press the power button and it doesn't do ...
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Laptop mSata SSD data loss after shutdown

Laptop: Acer Aspire M5-481TG mSata SSD: Liteonit LMT-128-M3M SSD is first in boot order, I have also tried every other boot order but nothing works. I have also tried resetting BIOS settings. Issue: ...
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How to stop an errant shutdown

I have a system with many processes and one of them looks to be invoking shutdown or something similar causing the host to exit very quickly. There is no linux kernel crash so I'm going under the ...
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XAMPP, Mercury - Error: Mercury shutdown unexpectedly

I have just installed latest version of XAMPP and trying to do some work with Mercury module. But, whenever I tried to launch Mercury module from XAMPP, then it crashes. I found one answer on SO, ...
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How to clean Cloudwatch alarm automatically? How to avoid “INSUFFICIENT DATA”?

I am facing the problem to clean the AWS cloudwatch alarms when an instance is shutdown from Autoscaling event or other reasons. I am searching for a solution that is embedded in the instance without ...
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What will make computer parts (PSU, MB, SSD, HDD, Fans) last longer: keeping PC always on or turning off regularly [closed]

Before I continue, there is no answer to this question on StackExchange. One is Is it harmful to keep PC always on? [duplicate] a duplicate of Is it better to leave your computer on all ...
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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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How to know when and how my computer was shut down?

I am running LinuxMint 16 on my computer. Sometimes I need to run simulations over a couple of days and recently It happens that when I get in the office in the morning the computer is off. I have to ...
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How can I disable the “Chromium didn’t shut down correctly” message when my browser opens?

I am running Chromium 39 on Ubuntu 14.04, on a single-board computer (ODROID U3, though I believe the question is applicable to Chromium on any Ubuntu system and possibly other Linux distros as well). ...
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Detect bad shutdowns in OSX

Is there a way to detect bad shutdowns in OS X? The best I can come up with is parsing /var/log/system.log for lines like this: 12118 Jan 28 21:51:38 localhost bootlog[0]: BOOT_TIME 1422492698 0 ...
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Computer instantly shuts down if network cable connected

We have a Pentium 4 PC in the office that has recently started shutting down a couple of seconds after a network cable is connected. It isn't software related, as the PC also shuts down before it ...
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Windows 8.1 resets to low resolution after extended shutdown

I have tried troubleshooting this for weeks and I still don't know why it's happening. Basically, when I shut down my desktop at night, when I turn it on the next morning there's a high chance that ...
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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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Computer will turn on but won't load under certain conditions (Windows 8)

When I turn on my computer, it will occasionally get stuck and even though the power button's light is unblinking, the monitor still stays off and I cannot log into my PC. There are also no sounds ...
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Windows 8.1 sometimes restarts instead of shutdown

I use Windows 8.1 x64. Sometimes (3 of 10), when I press the Power button on my keyboard (it is set to Shutdown), Windows starts the shutdown process but when it powers off, it immediately starts ...
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Windows 8.1 shutdown/restart unsuccessful Leovo y560

My lenovo y560 is not shutting down. Blue screen follows and then system restart occurs with ERROR: DRIVER_POWERSTATE_FAILURE. I refreshed my PC, turned off Hybrid Sleep and Fast Shutdown but problem ...
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Block EMCO Remote Shutdown process

Is there a way to block remote shutdown sent by network administrators through EMCO Remote Shutdown? I've tried with shutdown -a command, but it seems that EMCO doesn't send the shutdown signal ...
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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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Wake on LAN cause computer wake up immediately after shutting down

I've installed Ubuntu on my Dell PC, and i want to use Wake on LAN. But here i encounter a weird problem. The computer will wake up immediately after shutting down. Here is what i've done: The ...