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

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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 ...
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How to determine logged-on users on Windows 10? [duplicate]

Previous Windows versions indicated which users are currently logged on on the logon screen: Is there any way I can get Windows 10 to display this information, too? Currently, if a user is ...
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Windows 10 is still shutting down

Apparently I closed my laptop too soon after turning it off. And now, when i tried to turn it on, it shows me, that laptop is still shutting down. I tried to restart my laptop using keyboard ...
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Shutdown still available on Ctrl+Alt+Del screen despite being disabled from group policy on Windows 10

We're experiencing an issue on Windows 10. When disabling the Shutdown option for users via Group Policy, the option disappears from the Start Menu, but doesn't disappear on the Ctrl+Alt+Del screen. ...
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Windows XPe - no shutdown.exe / “Access is denied”

this is my first time posting and asking for help as I really can't get my head round it. I'm an IT Technician in a team of 3 (including me) that work in a college. We had an old digital signage ...
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Random Reboot HP dv6t-se

I've got an HP dv6t that's about 4 years old runs Win7 x64 All stock except an SSD installed a few months back. Lately while in use it will shut down without warning. The screen will go black and ...
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restart looping - turn-on & turn-off every seconds

For 4 days my computer worked fine. Yesterday morning I've launched my pc. Everything was fine for one hour, I even didn't touch the computer, I was near by, looking video on my laptop PC. Then ...
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shutdown the server if no one log into it for 2 hours

i need to shutdown a windows server 2008 r2 if no one logs into it for 2 hours. what i did was writing a script and attach it to a schedule event that is triggered when a user log off from the server ...
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Determine whether a shutdown is pending

Windows has the command shutdown /t to shutdown or restart the computer after a certain delay. A pending shutdown can be aborted with shutdown /a. But how can I determine whether and when a shutdown ...
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How to log a shutdown caused from overheating or overheated components?

On a Windows 7 SP1 machine I would like to know how I could reliably log a shutdown that was caused exclusively from overheated components of the machine. Since the component that overheats must send ...
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How to troubleshoot and analyze Windows infinite shutdown or reboot screen

I have Thinkpad E520 notebook with windows 10 installed on it. when I am trying restart/shutdown, in shutdown screen Windows go to infinite loop . It show restarting/shutdown message and computer ...
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How to debug Win7 shutdown-freeze and failure?

The actual question is really about "How can I debug" this (see below), but for background a bit more story: I'm running Windows7 64bit (fully updated) on a new Dell Precision M3800 (SDD drive) ...
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Windows 10 won't shutdown

I upgraded to Windows 10 a month ago, and since then I have not been able to shutdown(or restart) my computer other than holding the power button. Choosing Shutdown or restart from the menu does ...
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What causes Windows 10 to hang at the Shutting Down Screen? My on/off button won't turn my pc off.

I tried shutting down my pc last night. It hung at the shutting down screen. My On/Off button would not shut it off. I had to turn off the surge strip to turn it off. Any solutions to this strange ...
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Windows 10 Sleep mode causes unsafe shutdown

Recently, when I leave my computer (desktop, not laptop) alone for half an hour or so, I will come back to find that rather than enter sleep or hibernate, the computer has shut down completely. While ...
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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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Surface Pro 3 Reboot after Shutdown

I have a Microsoft Surface Pro 3 tablet. For the past couple weeks I have been experiencing an issue where when I turn the surface off either by the physical hardware button or through the OS (Windows ...
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My Windows 10 Computer Randomly Shuts Down

After 20 minutes or so of being powered on and used, this HP Beats Windows 10 (AMD Core Processor) shuts down for no apparent reason. I'm not certain where to look to find an explanation or the cause ...
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Laptop shutting down [closed]

I´ve been having random laptop shutdown issues in the last few months, which i cannot fix. Thinking it could be a overheating issue, i proceeded to open the laptop and clean the vent and the fan, ...
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Pc shuts off 10 seconds after being turned on

So the other day i bought a new cpu and it turned out it isnt compatible with my motherboard(will be buying a new motherboard in a couple weeks) and after putting my old cpu back into place and trying ...
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Check how long untill being logged off in win7 (from cmd)? [duplicate]

When I was young, I learned a quick way to set a timer to turn off my computer shutdown -f -s -t 3600 That would give me 1 hour until log off and shutdown. I remember in windows xp, there would be ...
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Why does the computer not shut down when “Deep sleep” is enabled?

I have a custom-built computer based on an ASRock motherboard, and both Linux Mint 17.2 and Windows 10 installed. When I shut down the computer, from either OS, the USB devices remain on. I'd rather ...
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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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Is it safe to shut down my PC right after intensive CPU/GPU load?

Is it a good idea to shut down or put to sleep my PC seconds after some very heavy processing load on the CPU or GPU? I'm asking this because i'm not sure if the cooling system has enough time to ...
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How to make the power button show a prompt in Windows 10

I dual-boot between Xubuntu and Windows 10. In Xubuntu, when I press the power button, a dialog pops up with buttons for shut down, restart, etc. I frequently use this to restart the computer, but I ...
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Random shutdowns and restarts

I could use some fresh thoughts regarding my shutdown issue. So, about 2 weeks ago my pc started to occasionally restart while playing games. Sometimes it happens after 4-10 minutes but occasionally ...
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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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How do I run a script before everything else on shutdown with systemd?

Note: Briefly formulated question can be found at the bottom. I have a script which makes a backup of my files onto an external USB drive. Executing it can take a while, depending on the amount of ...