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

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How to force a “confirm shutdown” in Windows 7 [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Windows7: Howto force a “do you really want to shutdown?” dialog Whenever I choose Shutdown from the Start Menu, Windows 7 begins shutting down immediately. ...
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Switch computer off automatically when the internet is disconnected

Is there any free software that will detect the status of internet and shutdown the system when the internet disconnects? Or (more generally) can something run a task when the internet disconnects, ...
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Use the command line (or python) to gradually shutdown a gui program

Is it possible to use the command line (or python) to gradually shutdown a gui program? For instance, would it be possible to gradually shutdown programs (such as pressing the X in the window, not ...
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why does “program not responding” freeze shut down on one machine but not on another? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: why does “program not responding” freeze shut down on one machine but not on another? I often get "program not responding" issue on my Windows XP Pro machines ...
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why does “program not responding” freeze shut down on one machine but not on another?

I often get "program not responding" issue on my Windows XP Pro machines during shut down. However, one machine just ignores it and shuts down. But the other essentially freezes until I manually say ...
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Computer won't stay powered up

I have just tried to turn my PC on this morning and it won't stay powered up. It will come on as normal for about 5 seconds, not quite long enough for the monitor to wake up. Then it will power off. ...
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Windows is shutting down screen takes a long 20 minutes

I have an old Windows XP Pro SP1 machine that is having a problem shutting down. In know that XP takes longer to shut down than to startup, but 20 minutes is a little excessive. It always does shut ...
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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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Power cycles on/off 3 times before booting properly from cold start, no other issues (New System)

Relevant Specs: Sapphire 5850, core i7 920, Seasonic x750 power supply, ECS X58B-A2 mobo. From a cold boot, meaning all power totally disconnected at the wall, the system will power on for less than ...
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Windows 7, PC Shut Down when CPU is HOT!

Recently I installed a copy of Windows 7 Professional on my Acer 5735Z Laptop and when the CPU (Dual Core T3200) gets Hot the Laptop is Shutting Down. So my question is: Does Windows 7 has a ...
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Shutdown timer that turns off computer when playback ends

I wanted to know if there is a shutdown timer that will actually turn off your computer when it detects no more audio signals. Or if itunes/winamp reaches the end of the playlist. The timer must have ...
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Free auto shutdown for Windows Vista?

Is there any tool (free and virus free) that does an auto shutdown (force) for Windows Vista? I'm looking to play some songs while I go to sleep and after some time will need the system to shut down ...
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Xserve G5 mysteriously powering down - why?

We have an old Xserve dual G5 running Leopard client OS (don't ask). Recently - after a few weeks of happy serving - it has started to shutdown overnight. The "Energy Saver" settings have been set to ...
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My computer reboots when I tell it to shutdown

There are about 40 computers at work with this problem. They all have an ASUS P5KPL/1600 motherboard. They are all running SUSE Linux 11.1. When I tell the computer to shutdown either through the UI ...
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Unexpected shutdown due to overheating?

My computer shuts down during intense use of the processor, but the sensors show that temperature of CPU is less than 78oC. By intense use, I mean any of the following: playing games, ...
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What update was released to Windows XP SP3 this week that would take 15 minutes to install?

I've been very happy with my Windows XP SP3 box, but right now it is shutting down, and has been for 15 minutes, pausing while "Installing update 1 of 1..", this then changes to "Do not turn off or ...
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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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Why is my shutdown time so long?

Running windows XP SP2 I can be waiting for up to 5 minutes after hitting the shut-down button until the machine actually switches off. I have tried killing an non essential services/application ...
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Is it possible to find out when my computer crashed?

My XP machine mysteriously turned itself off last night. As far as I know, there's no cause, so I'm trying to track down when it happened so I can figure out what went wrong. I've followed the steps ...
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Samsung laptop randomly shuts down

I have a Samsung R560 laptop that is overheating, and shutting itself down under load consistently. Here are my load/idle temps from Speedfan: Ignore "Temp1 and Temp2", whatever sensors they are, ...
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What does Windows XP do at shutdown?

We've all had to wait for Windows to shut down, and some of us have to wait so long that we have to turn off the computer & turn it back on. Mine usually sits forever on "Windows is shutting ...
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How can I put the computer to sleep from Command Prompt/Run menu?

I know that almost everything on Windows, like opening any sort of application, can be done from the command prompt or from the Run menu. How can I put my computer to sleep or shut it down? What is ...
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What's the best way to convert this complex “takeown” command into a shutdown script?

I found this command here. The command is structured as a registry modification that will add a "Take Ownership" entry in the standard Windows Explorer file/directory context menu. I can see where ...
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Ubuntu (9.04) Shutdown oddity

I have this odd occurence with my laptop. Whenever I shut down o restart Ubuntu, after it shows the screen with the loading bar that moves backward I see a white-ish screen that is mostly lines and ...
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How do I shutdown Slitaz from terminal?

I have Slitaz installed on my home server and the only way of interfacing with it is through and SSH connection. I have tried shutdown -h now But it only tells me shutdown is not a command So I ...
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How do I troubleshoot a freeze during Windows shutdown?

I have a computer running Windows XP that is sometimes freezing during the shutdown process. The freeze occurs while the message "Windows is shutting down..." is displayed on screen, and happens ...
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External USB disk causing OS X shutdown to hang

I'm looking at an iMac running OS X 10.5.8 and it has an annoying problem. It has an external USB disk for Time Machine and it will normally shutdown okay. However if the machine has been asleep and ...
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Disable automatic termination of applications on shutdown

Is there any Windows XP alternative to Windows Vista's shutdown process which prompts the user whether to continue or cancel shutdown in case some programs contain an unsaved data?
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Windows XP suddenly shutdowns slowly after installing new hardware

I've been able to shut down my Windows XP x64 SP2 quite nicely in about 10-15 seconds, but after a "sweet" hardware failure and getting my CPU, motherboard and graphics card replaced and having ...
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Why does it sometimes take a long time for windows to shutdown?

I'm not sure if this is a programming question exactly, but it does affect my work quite a bit. I have a project I'm working on where a program has to perform certain tasks on startup. The project ...
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Windows 7 RTM shutdown anomaly

I have an Amilo-Pro 3505 with Windows 7 installed plus an external Samsung HDD on USB. If I issue a shutdown command, the laptop doesn't seem to shut down completely as the fan is still running. I ...
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Windows 7 is shutting down unexpectedly, according to the logs

Here's a message from my eventvwr EventLog (Windows Logs > System): The previous system shutdown at 11:51:15 AM on ‎7/‎29/‎2009 was unexpected. This is funny because I was wondering why the system ...
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When Windows XP won't restart - how to diagnose, how to shutdown without power-cycling?

Sometimes Windows (XP sp3) won't listen when I tell it to Restart/Shutdown/Logoff. Right away, a few things disappear from the system tray, and nothing is running in the Programs pane of Task ...
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Why does my XP take forever to show the shutdown window?

I use the Start > Shut Down command at the end of every workday, then pick Stand by. This way I don't have to open my laptop to hit the Sleep or Hibernate keys. It takes a very long time for the ...
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What damage will powering down instead of shutting down do?

What is it that Windows is doing when it shuts down? Assuming I've saved everything, what negative impact does powering down instead of shutting down properly have? We've all done it at some point ...
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Why does my PC sometimes power down when I shock myself on my desk?

I've always been cursed with the ability to develop a static charge very easily. It's never caused problems just sitting at my keyboard before. (I always discharge before I get inside to tinker) My ...
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Shutdown computer when download/upload ends

I often want to turn the computer off for the night (yes I'm one of those) but am in in the middle of uploading or downloading something. Is there a utility that shuts a windows computer down when the ...
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Windows XP will not shutdown properly

My windows XP machine is very reluctant to shut-down. It will often get stuck on the "Windows is Shutting Down..." screen or a bit further on with just a blank screen, all the fans are still running ...