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

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PC shutting down with hardware failure

In last 5 month, something weird happening to my PC. By the hardware there is no problem persist. As all hardware installed are working normally, like Fan on CPU, GPU, PSU and no circuit was broken or ...
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Windows 8 remote shutdown

I have two PC with Windows 8 with the same account name, same group, and with no password to manage them. I can access, for example, from one PC to another without problem to manage remote files and ...
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Force Close Processes at Shutdown

I have a windows 8 computer, and it routinely will hang when trying to shut down and displays the "Waiting for processing to finish" page. Sometimes it will be on this page all night unless I notice ...
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What's the “System” process on Windows and how to restart it if suspended?

Yesterday, I entered the "Resource Monitor" (using the command "perfmon.exe /res") on Windows 7 in order to check out what process was using my external hard drive, since I wasn't able to remove it ...
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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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How to display details during Linux system shutdown?

By using "details" here, I am talking something like this: [ OK ] Stopped Getty on tty1. [ OK ] Stopped Entropy Harvesting Daemon. [ OK ] Unmounted Temporary /etc/pacman.d/gnupg directory. .. ...
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What permissions do I need to give my user to run “shutdown -r 5” command from cron?

I’m have a bash script that I run in /etc/crontab on Linux $ uname -a Linux mymachine.com 3.4.76-65.111.amzn1.x86_64 #1 SMP Tue Jan 14 21:06:49 UTC 2014 x86_64 x86_64 x86_64 GNU/Linux The bash ...
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new computer boots fine but shuts down after 9 minutes when sata drives are attached [closed]

rebuilding a computer after a failed motherboard - went together well - windows 7 but if I connect the sata drives and boot the drive to the OS and let it sit - it shuts itself off after nine minutes. ...
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Laptop Powers On Only When the Frame is Tweaked

I have a laptop that will power on and then immediately shutdown unless I prop something thin under the bottom left corner of the frame and depress the center near the mouse pad. Once it boots it will ...
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Three beeps and then nothing? [closed]

My sister was using her computer just like she does everyday before the screen suddenly went black and she couldn't do anything. She then held the power button down to shut it off completely, because ...
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Hard drive has this tendency to just shut off

I have this 'new' Dell work laptop for less than a month now. Something happened today that happened once on this laptop just recently before and also rarely on other computers that I've used. I was ...
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Fans go to 100% during shutdown, Waiting for background programs to close

After telling the computer to shutdown, the Waiting for background programs to close. screen pops up, but does not actually list any programs that it's waiting on. The fans also kick up to full ...
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How can I add a warning before I turn off my computer?

I want to use TeamViewer on my work PC to work from home when I need to. Being a creature of habit I'm afraid i'll click the shutdown button on the friday before the week-end when I need it the ...
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How to Prevent Child Account to Shut Down Windows 8

I am using Windows 8.1 and I have set a child account for my son. When he wants to use the computer, I switch to his child account without signing out from my account (because i have a lot of open ...
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How to prevent remote users from shutting down/rebooting the Windows? [duplicate]

Is it there any way to prevent remote users from shutting down/rebooting the Windows. follows these steps: Unfortunately, I cannot disable remote access to my computer. Is there a way to prevent ...
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Is it there any way to prevent alt+f4 shutdown in windows

I face the problem of my coworker often shutdowns by simply pressing alt+f4 often he shut downs it. Is it there any way to stop this kind of activities in order to prevent accidental shutdown?
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Force Windows 8.1 to sign out a user before a shutdown

I have a Windows 8.1 system set up in a home environment. It has multiple logons for the house users. My problem is that when a user shuts down and the PC restarted, it always shows the logon for the ...
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How can I replace function of shutdown button with hibernate?

I want my PC to hibernate when I press shutdown (exactly shutdown button) but I don't know how can I modify something like registry or group policy to achieve my goal. Is there any way to do that?
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My colleague often shuts down my machine through the LAN - how do I prevent it?

This might sound weird. My colleague and I were working on a Windows machine. He frequently shuts it down through the LAN. He usually follows these steps: Access command prompt, enter shutdown -i. ...
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How to shutdown a computer remotely from outside LAN? [duplicate]

I would like to be able to shutdown or restart a computer on a remote network. If it were on my local area network, I would use the shutdown -i command. How can I do this remotely? I cannot use Remote ...
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Does shutting down the computer regularly have an impact on the harddisk drive?

Background: My computer usually stays switched on. Been like that since almost over a year I guess, with only a few shutdown/hibernate/restart here and there. I have a database (Postgres) running on ...
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Difference between shutdown menu and keyboard shortcut?

Does anybody know the difference between ⌘ Cmd+ ⌃ Ctrl+⌥ Optn+⏏ Media Eject and the Apple Menu --> Shut Down... button? Just asking, because the menu button takes 15s to shut down, whereas the ...
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Notebook Doesnt Restart nor Shut-Down

I have installed Windows 8 Pro resently, however, I must first explain: When I was using Windows 7, I locked the clock Speed of my A 5750M APU to 3,2Ghz, what was knowingly causing problems with the ...
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Explorer windows prevent Windows's shutdown

You know, sometimes, if you have, say, Microsoft Word with an unsaved document open and you try to shut your PC down, Windows will tell you that programs are preventing shutdown, and ask you if you'd ...
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Call WPF Application during windows 7 shutdown progress

I wanna call a WPF application, that during the windows 7 shutdown progress, will copy some files from computer to the server. The WPF application will show the copy files progress with progress bar. ...
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Sony Vaio Suddenly Shuts down

I have Sony Vaio VPCF12S1E and it is 3 years old at the moment. I have two major problems: a black screen and a blue screen. I opened my laptop and cleaned up parts really carefully. I changed the ...
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My computer turns off right after Windows Loads?

I built a new computer about 2 months ago. 3 days ago the following problem started occuring - When I turn on the computer and Windows loads, instead of letting me put my password, it just turns ...
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Something's turning off my hard drive

I have an Acer Aspire V3-771G laptop With Intel chipset and NVidia 650M Graphics, running Windows 8.1 pro. The laptop has 2 hard drive slots. A few weeks ago I installed an SSD in my laptop. I ...
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Windows 7 unplanned shutdown

I have windows 7, I always set it not to sleep or shutdown, when I come back to work after 24 hours, the PC already shutting , when I turn it on, its looks like forced shutdown, Black screen appear ...
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Windows 8 laptop won't shut down or sleep

I have a Lenovo Yoga 13 netbook running Windows 8. History: I recently had some BCD issues where I accidentally altered my boot entries. However I fixed that and it now boots fine. I confirmed with ...
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Why does media centre remote power button shut down instead of sleeping?

I just upgraded my Elonex Artisan Media Centre from Vista to Windows 8 (with Media Centre pack). The upgrade went surprisingly smoothly, once I had added the old sound drivers, and forced Windows 8 ...
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Computer shut down while playing a game

Fourth edit: I removed my graphic card. I installed Intel HD Graphics 4000 driver and then I did a test (graphics test). There is a similar sound like the one of my graphic card: ...
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Shutdown log Linux UserName

Can I know who issued the shutdown command on any *nix system in a multi-user system. ? I want to know the name of the user who issued the particular command. Thanks.
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Determine name of program which is closed slowly at shutdown

When I shutdown my computer (Windows 7), sometimes (~50%) I see the typical screen that a program can´t be closed, and, whether I want to wait for it or just kill the process. The problem is, if I ...
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Windows Rebooting to Blackscreen after removing WUBI

I wanted to install Ubuntu and Win 8.1 in DualBoot. I used Wubi to install Ubuntu. After rebooting and not accessing Ubuntu I removed Wubi. Now my Acer Aspire V2-772G does not restart. Using ...
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Does the computer keep using electric while it is shutdown?

Does the computer keep using electricity when it is shutdown? I had a computer a long time ago that was very old, even without windows, it had only DOS. Then I bought new computer so I still had my ...
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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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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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How to shutdown the computer when a USB is attached? [duplicate]

I want to perform one security mechanism, but I don't know whether it is possible. I want to Shutdown/Turn Off PC/System when any USB device attach to it.
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Power shut off in the middle of an update

I accidentally shutdown my PC in the middle of downloading SP1 from the Windows Update. After I booted my PC and tried to re-download SP1 again, it wasn't there. I tried looking for SP1 As an ...
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Computer Heart Stopping Virus [duplicate]

If a virus causes my computer to automatically shut down when it is turned on and makes it unable to be turned back on, how does a person destroy the virus without destroying the infected computer's ...
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Windows is waiting some programs to close

I'm using windows 8.1 64bit and something just happend. When I try to shut my pc down, it says that a specific program is running, and it wont shut down. The problem is that I don't want that program ...
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Power button doesn't work in WIndows 7

So I have a dell notebook which doesn't shut down when I press the power button. I can select shutdown from the Start Menu though. I think it's a software problem because I can turn on the computer ...
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Why does Microsoft Security Essentials Full Scan shut down my Vista 64 bit machine

My system shuts down when doing Microsoft Security Essentials Full Scan. But not with Quick Scan. I've excluded the VmWare file-types .vmdk and .vmem. I've disabled Comodo firewall and only use3 ...
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Why does my laptop keep shutting down? [closed]

Why do my laptop shut down when I play SimCity 4. Maybe it's getting to warm, but why? I use Windows7. When I feel under it it feels very hot. Why does it get so hot? I let it stand on a wooden desk.
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My mp3player freezes when I eject it

When I eject(or safely remove) or unplug my mp3player from the USB, the screen freezes and an "ok to disconnect" message remains on its screen. Then I have to reset my mp3player. However when I ...
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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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Sudden and spontaneous shutdown when using ACPI

On a Dell Optiplex 755, when I bring the system out from ACPI S3 (suspend) to S0 (normal running mode), the system stays on for perhaps 10 seconds, maybe more. Then it very suddenly shuts the power ...
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Why does single user Windows XP machine say “Other users are logged in” at shutdown?

My mother runs Windows XP on her computer. Apparently randomly, on shutdown the machine will report that other users are logged on and proceeding may cause them to lose data. As a non-expert, this ...
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stop apache gracefully at shutdown

I have some ec2 instances running in AWS, which are scaled by an autoscale policy, all is fine the machines scale up and down quite well. However one glitch we have is that when it scales down the ...