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

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How can I add the option to install updates and restart in Windows 7?

I can't believe this has not been asked, but I couldn't find the question... When Windows downloads updates I get the option on the shut down menu to: Install updates and shutdown Shutdown Restart ...
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Verbal windows shutdown/startup

The question is for both windows xp and server 2003. Especially the latter takes ages to shutdown and startup and doesn't give information on what it's actually doing. Is there a way to get it to be ...
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windows 7 turns off itself everyday at about 9am

I was given this comp at work and after a week or so this strange thing started to happen in the middle of doing something :-( It turns off itself at about 9.10am every morning Just once a day and ...
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Windows fails to restart on reboot

We have many machines running windows xp embedded. The machines are configured to reboot if any problems should occur. But our problem now is that in some cases the machines seems to shut down, but ...
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Gnome's shutdown menu disappeared

I'm using Ubuntu 10.04 and my shutdown menu suddenly disappeared (the menu on the top where you click it and get options such as "shut down" and "suspend"...) how do I bring it back?
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Windows 7 starter will not shutdown or logoff

Im having some problems with a friends netbook (a dell mini 10). It will not shutdown or logoff via the usual route. Whenever the shutdown/logoff button is clicked, it will briefly freeze (maybe for ...
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Is there a way to not allow shutting down of windows if people are logged in to the system?

Is there a way to not allow shutting down of windows if people are logged in to the system? UPDATE: The system I am running on is Windows 7 and it is a Workgroup
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Windows 7 - 64 Computer shuts off unexpectedly

I have a home built Windows 7 x64 computer with a Core 2 Quad CPU. It has recently taken to suddenly shutting down/turning off at unusual intervals. I should note that it powers down suddenly, and ...
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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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can't properly shutdown ubuntu and sound problem on HP mini 311 netbook

I recently bought a HP mini 311 netbook. I replaced its harddrive and installed ubuntu 10.04. Since then, I have encountered some very strange problem with its sound and shutdown/reboot. At times, ...
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shutdown.exe timer

I'm trying to run shutdown.exe -l -t 10 only showed shutdown help manual. I thought of inelegant but working solution of ping -n 10 localhost shutdown.exe -l How wasteful is this solution? ...
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What causes a Virtual PC “virtual machine” to be locked?

I'm using Virtual PC on Windows 7 and have periodically gotten this error when trying to shut down: Cannot shutdown a locked virtual machine. Google search on "locked virtual machine" Virtual PC ...
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Is it possible to shutdown a remote computer running Windows 7 via Telnet?

I've successfully connected to my Windows 7 desktop over wifi via Telnet from an XP Home netbook. To login, I use the following command: telnet -l "win7desktop\win7user" win7desktop win7user in ...
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Computer won't go into standby

When I select Start->Turn off computer->Standby the 'turn off computer' option window closes, and then nothing else happens. I can start new applications, and Windows acts like I never selected ...
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Windows XP SP3 will not go into standby when Magic Jack is running

When I select Start->Turn off computer->Standby the 'turn off computer' option window closes, and then nothing else happens. I can start new applications, and Windows acts like I never selected ...
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Windows 7 laptop with problems shutting down

This is a thinkpad convertible tablet with Windows 7. When you try to shut down, it seizes at a screen with a gradient background and a Think/Thinkpad logo (forgot which). If you close it at that ...
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have a bash script remotely shutdown another computer on the lan [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How to shut down a computer having a particular IP address? Hi I want to write a bash script that when called shuts down another computer on the lan. Maybe using ssh? The ...
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Vista stuck at “Shutting down…” screen. Any way to get verbose logging?

My home machine has been running fine for about 3 years, no problems at all. Within the last couple of weeks it's had real trouble trying to shut down. It'll get so far and then just sit there at the "...
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My PC shuts down everytime I open my Yahoo Messenger

Whenever I open my Yahoo Messenger or any installed games my PC shuts down. Error says it is caused by the file nv4_disp. What should I do?
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Personal Computer Shut Down

Is it ok that i will directly turn off the Automatic Voltage Regulator(AVR) without shutting the computer off?
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Ubuntu: Take actions when system temperature gets too high

One of the CPU fans on my Compaq Presario laptop running Ubuntu 9.10 seems to have bit the dust. The fan is deep within the case and I intend to replace the laptop in the next 6 months so it's not ...
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How can I find out which service is keeping Vista from restarting?

Running Vista on my Toshiba laptop for several years now. Recently, I noticed it will not restart - I have to power cycle it. I have enabled Verbose Status messages, so I know it's stuck at "Stopping ...
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Why did my laptop turn off?

Normally I can slip my running laptop into a backpack, go somewhere, and if it's no more than about half an hour later, it'll still be running. At the destination I plug in the AC power unit and all ...
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How do I remove the “Shutdown” menu entry from Gnome's system menu?

We have a lab with multiple RedHat EL5 machines running the Gnome desktop environment. When developers are done using the machine sometimes they miss the logout button and click the Shutdown button ...
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Where does Windows 2000 store whether the last shutdown was a restart or shutdown (switch off)?

Where does Windows 2000 store whether the last shutdown was a restart or shutdown (switch off)? Is this in the registry or somewhere else?
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System restarting without warning

I was running Windows 7 and from time to time it shutdown with no reason. I was thinking that it might be my fault, because I was using an x86 OS on a Intel Core Duo system with 4GB RAM. I just ...
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Defrag during/“after” shutdown?

I use PageDefrag to keep my page-file healthy, and have it set to run at every boot with a 1sec timeout. I think it would be really handy to be able to defrag the rest of my machine every-time I tell ...
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Can I unplug the power from a computer in standby mode?

I shutdown my PC by "standby mode" button instead "poweroff" button at windows xp. Thus all the coolers are disabled. Then I unplug and plug PC and turn on it. (The standby mode is broken) This ...
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End Program - WMS Idle

When I turn off my computer there is a dialog box that says End Program - WMS Idle. This appears everytime I turn my computer off...
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What is proxy_desktop?

When shutting down my computer running Windows XP Professional SP3, it sometimes gets stuck with a message window saying that Proxy_Desktop wasn't closing and if was it ok to kill it. If I would kill ...
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How to shutdown a computer instantly (1 to 5 secs)?

Is there any command / program via which I may shutdown my system instantly (1 to 5 secs)? Update (2015): Thank you to those who have suggested to turn off using the power socket. :D Update (2016): @...
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DWwin.exe DLL Initialization Failed during shutdown

I'm getting an error whenever I shut down the computer: dwwin.exe - DLL Initialization Failed The application failed to initialize because the window station is shutting down. A quick search ...
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Why does net rpc shutdown fail with the right credentials?

The command $ net rpc SHUTDOWN -f -I xxx.xxx.xxx.xxx -U uname%psswd Fails with the following errors: Could not connect to server xxx.xxx.xxx.xxx The username or password was not correct. ...
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How to remote shutdown a win XP machine from linux?

How do you remotely shutdown an XP host from a linux machine? I know that you can use shutdown /s /f /m \IP_GOES_HERE From windows, but how would you do that from linux? (wine does not port the ...
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How to shut down the computer without the update on Windows 7?

Sometimes when my Win 7 machine has programs that crashed, maybe Firefox, or IE, I would like to shut down the computer without installing any Windows update. That's because I worry that if IE or ...
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VMware stuck in shutting down Windows XP

I use VMware with Windows XP on MacBook and it is stuck on Windows Shutting down-and I can't do anything. Can anyone help?
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Can a power failure or forceful shutdown damage hardware?

Can computer hardware suffer damage from forceful shutdowns (holding the power button for five (5) seconds) or power failures? I believe that normal PC hardware does not suffer from this - after all,...
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How to force a hard drive to shut down

I have a hard drive in my computer that I'm not using. I want Windows 7 to shut it down. I don't want to have to manually remove the cable. (The reason is that for some strange reason my computer ...
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Why does my CPU fan stop spinning after Windows Vista starts?

It is such a strange behaviour on my Acer Aspire 5720 system running Windows Vista Italian version. I have been using my laptop for a year and recently it often shuts down immediately without ...
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How to setup Kubuntu to hibernate when I press the power button on my laptop?

I'm using Kubuntu and expected something similar to Windows's Power Management applet in the Control Panel. I want my laptop to Hibernate when I press the power button, instead of doing it manually ...
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Is there a windows app or simple scripting way to persuade windows to shutdown after a process ends?

Can anyone suggest a way of asking Windows to shut down after it has finished doing something? For example it would be handy sometimes if burning a DVD or copying a lot of files to be able to set it ...
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Is there a way to shutdown the computer after defrag with the builtin Windows 7 defrag tool?

I don't like running defrag when I use the computer, so I want to start it before going to bed and let it do its work and have it shut down the computer when it's done. I haven't find an option for ...
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Graphical corruption during Linux startup and shutdown - should I be worried?

For the last month, when starting up or shutting down my laptop under Linux, I would get graphical corruption. Startup has an colour inverted, grainy rendition of what should be displayed while ...
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Random software/shutdown problems Mac mini

I have a Mac mini using OS X 10.5.8. Recently I've been having problems that are becoming increasingly severe. Particular symptoms: Firefox "quits" but the dot on the dock remains. If I try ...
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Shutdown without sudo user password in ubuntu

I'm setting up a minimalistic ubuntu based system with openbox as a window manager. Unlike the more full functioned window managers, there's no single click shutdown option. While i can shutdown using ...
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Windows XP shut down window very slow to appear

I click Start->Shut Down and the Shut Down window takes 5 minutes to appear. This problem doesn't happen after a fresh boot, it only happens after I have been logged on for awhile. I am using a ...
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How to get my HP computer to power off after shutting down Windows?

My HP d330 does not properly power down. After Vista shows the "Shutting down" message the screen goes black, but both HDD and power lights remain on. However, the keyboard LEDs don't work anymore ...
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Why does my laptop shut down on its own?

My laptop shuts down. It happened several times so far, and there is a pattern; after I leave it for an hour or so, power saving activates, and then I start using it again for 10 - 15 minutes when ...
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How to force a “do you really want to shutdown?” dialog in Windows 7?

Sometimes I want to choose "Logout current user", but then I hit "Shutdown" by accident. Nearly everywhere else Windows 7 is asking "do you really want to do this? Yes/No" - but that's not the case ...
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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. This ...