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

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Windows 8 restart/shutdown gracefully

How do I restart/shutdown windows 8 gracefully? Currently, when I restart it waits 5 sec, then kill everything, regarding nothing. I would like to do a graceful shutdown, such that when app requires a ...
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PC shutting down after 30 minutes, even when on BIOS screen

I have a desktop PC that is just over a year old that I use daily for work. It's running Windows 8.1, has 16GB RAM and an i7 CPU. It has a 256GB Samsung 840 SSD (Windows + programs) along with a 1TB ...
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PC powers off at random times

Short Version After experiencing some problems with Mobo batteries my PC started to power off at random times, the power off is instant and sudden and does not restart afterwards, need help figuring ...
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DNS server randomly fails

So everything was working correctly before, I had constant internet connection on my desktop computer. Then I bought a laptop and connected it with WiFi to my network and I had internet on that too ...
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Ubuntu 14.10/Windows dual boot system reboots instead of shutting down

I have a Ubuntu 14.10/Windows 8 set up that, when I choose to shut down, the system powers down for a few seconds but then automatically restarts. The OS's are on two separate drives and the issue ...
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Power LED always stays on after shutting down the laptop

I am using a Dell n5050 laptop, recently I noticed that I have a problem with my laptop. Namely, the power LED always stays on after shutting down the laptop. I've found two options: long press of ...
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My PC starts up on keyboard input, even when told to shutdown

I put my PC to sleep mode. I press any key on the keyboard to wake it up. The process works as expected. My problem is when I shutdown my PC and press any key, it starts up. I am using Windows 8.1 ...
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Samsung series 9 unexpected shut down

I have a Samsung Series 9 NP900X3A where began to shut down and reboot unexpectedly. I changed the RAM thinking this was a memory problem, but the laptop continues the shutdown and reboots. I have ...
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Windows 7 “Resets” when shutting down

Whenever I shut down my Windows 7 box, I see what I can only describe as a "reset." To me, it appears that various programs exhibit the same symptoms as if they were immediately, un-gracefully ...
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Reason for computer not booting when power button pressed

I have a following problem starting my desktop computer and I'm trying to figure out the root cause. Most of the time it will just start normally when I press the power button. On some occasions ...
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System does not shut down in charging mode

I kept my laptop for charging for a long time and after that when I try to shut down with the power adapter on, it keeps restarting. It shutsdown and wakes up immediately. This is not the same thing ...
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Windows Vista shutting down while configuring updates

Im currently working on a PC (running Windows Vista) that keeps shutting down while configuring 3/3 updates after logon (Configuring 3/3 updates, 0%.), but then after a couple of seconds, the computer ...
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How can I identify the culprit of my slow Windows shutdown?

My computer is taking a very long time to shutdown. How can I identify the culprit? I don't want to wait minutes for my computer to shutdown... Is there a program I can use to track how long it ...
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Execute script before shutting down in Ubuntu

When I shut down my computer I want to show some pending tasks that I have to do before leaving the office. I have a local application to manage those tasks, so basically I just want to run a ...
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Send sleep/wake command via displayport to computer

Is it possible for windows or linux based system to check if displayport display has been turned off/on and react accordingly to sleep/wake/shutdown/start system?
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What is the proper way to turn off wiped Windows 8 computer?

I just reset the computer to factory settings and wiped out all the contents of HDDs. It automatically restarted and opened "Region and language" screen. What is the proper way to shut it down at ...
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Finding a cause of shutdown/sleep

My server running is Linux 3.2.0-4-amd64 #1 SMP Debian 3.2.54-2 x86_64 GNU/Linux. About once a day, sometimes once every two days is shut down - It isn't really shut down, it seems like its sleeping ...
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What does it mean in the man page of shutdown that Requests that the system be halted after it has been brought down?

Today when I was reading the man page of shutdown, it made me confused a lot. Take -H as example. I just could not understand the "after it has been brought down". What does it specify exactly? What ...
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Nginx backend shutdown without losing sessions

So I'm having reverse proxy server, where Nginx working as proxy server and loadbalancer. My biggest problem, that I have 2 app backends, which I need sometimes to shutdown. When I write after server ...
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How does Windows 7 determine that a system was not shut down correctly (Kernel-Power Event ID 41) [duplicate]

I have a strange situation that Windows 7 thinks it was not shut down correctly, and gives me a warning in the system event log like this: http://support.microsoft.com/kb/2028504/de What the ...
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Prevent Windows 7 users from canceling shutdown (disable shutdown -a)

From Windows 7 admin account I've set up a scheduled task with max privileges that executes a .cmd file which executes shutdown -s -f -t 120 if the user happens to be logged in and its past their ...
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Turn off computer automatically when there's no electricity

I'm wondering that I could not find anything useful on Google. I'm using a cheap UPS which actually prevents my computer to be turned off immediately if there are some electricity issues (they are ...
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How to automatically start an app when shutting down Windows 7

When shutting down Windows 7, how to get an app to start up automatically and run briefly then close? I want the app to briefly show on the screen, or briefly say on the speakers, my reminder-to-self ...
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Redirecting Shutdown.exe errors to file [duplicate]

I'm creating a script to do rebooting of computers, and I need to report the success or failure of the shutdown.exe command as part of my script logging. I'm having an issue with redirecting the ...
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Trigger a host command on VirtualBox guest shutdown

Superusers-- Doing some webdev using a VM. Guest is Ubuntu Precise, host is Windows 8.1, VirtualBox 3.4. My dream scenario: I gracefully shut down the Ubuntu guest. Windows detects the shutdown ...
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laptop battery drains while shutdown

When I shut down(not sleep or standby or hibernate) the computer the is at 80%. Next morning I tried open my laptop it didn't start without plugging the ac power because the battery level is 0%. I'm ...
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Triggering a server to shutdown in receiving a signal via serial port (RS232)

I'm a fresh graduate (Electronics & Commn) and want to start my career in linux administration. I'm using a Ubunutu 14.04 server machine for R&D (with ups). Now my scenario is whenever main ...
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why linux checks disk after shutdown -h

if I give the command sudo shutdown -h +2 or edit my crontab in a similar way, at reboot Ubuntu 12.04 checks disk for errors: is this behavior correct? is there a way to avoid it? Note that this ...
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Laptop “thinks” it's overheating, shuts down itself

Short version: When I turn on the laptop fans go full speed even though the the laptop is ice cold. After about 20 seconds it shuts down itself which I guess it's "thinking" CPU is overheating. Long ...
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Windows 8 often shuts down when I leave it plugged in and running (while configured not to do so). How can I detect the issue?

My Surface Pro 2 running Windows 8.1 shuts down at random times when I have it plugged in. It never shuts down when I'm using it, so I can't link the issue to a specific activity. Is there an error ...
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Hide “Please Wait” during Windows 8.1 Shutdown

I'm trying to find out how (if?) to hide the "Please Wait" screen during a shutdown/reboot of Windows 8.1. Being able to show a black screen or custom screen would be ideal. Specifically, this ...
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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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Desktop remains on, display quits working, loud “skipping” noise follows

For the past 2-3 days, strange things have been going on with my desktop and its interaction with the monitor. While playing a game, my monitor went black as if my computer had been shut off. However, ...
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Even after reformatting, shutdown takes very long [closed]

Help! Ever since I added an SSD drive in my laptop and even after deleting all partitions in SSD and installing windows 8.1 super fresh in SSD, it does not shutdown immediately. This has been a ...
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detecting if a Windows shutdown command has been issued

Is it possible to detect if the shutdown command has been issued (through the start menu by the user, or any other program running on the computer or having remote access to the computer), then cancel ...
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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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List applications preventing Windows 8 from shutting down

Often, after I have initiated shutdown on Windows 8, I realize there are some applications I would like to close explicitly. I see that Windows 7 lists applications that are preventing the OS from ...
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Disable Shutdown Event Tracker from Command Line

How can I disable the windows shutdown event tracker from the command line? I've seen that I can disable it by editing the registry, but I am hoping there is another way. Thank you!
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In Windows 7, how do I know when a computer is scheduled to be shutdown?

Say I use "shutdown -s -f -t 13600" to initiate a scheduled shutdown. In Windows XP, I would always see a dialogbox alerting me of the impending shutdown. In Windows 7 however it shows a popup in ...
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Why does my computer take an abnormally long time to shut down?

I am booting Windows 8.1 Professional 64-bit off an SSD (specifically, a 128GB ADATA SP900), and while it boots up incredibly fast, it also takes an obscenely long time to shut-down. The time to go ...
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Make computer shutdown if battery < 50%

My original Dell battery died after one year, and I made the mistake of buying a new one from eBay. The new battery starts from 100% charged and after 5 minutes drops abruptly from 95% to ~9-10%. ...
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Computer crashes when shutting down

Sometimes, when I shut down my computer, it does not shut down, but it restarts. When I log in, I get the message that Windows recovered from an unexpected shutdown: Problem signature: Problem ...
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Linux base device not getting shutdown

I try to shutdown my embedded system running with Linux environment using shutdown -h now. But in place of shutdown it is rebooting my system again. So can anyone give me suggestion how to shutdown my ...
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What are some quick(er) ways to shut down Windows 8?

For shutting down Windows 8 I have to move them mouse to the right corner -> charms menu -> settings -> power -> shut down. Is there a faster way?
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Computer is Shutting off Randomly Throughout the Day - Need to Tilt Case to Restart

Throughout the day, my Windows 7 desktop system is shutting down without warning every 2-6 hours or so. The frequency seems to be getting greater, but I'm not yet completely sure of that fact. This is ...
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Lenovo Z570 Laptop cutting sound when tilted

I currently have a Lenovo Z570 laptop, as said in the title. I like to have it on my knees while sitting on the couch, or laid in my bed. The thing is, when I try to move a bit, it tilts the laptop ...
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Shutdown OSX from Windows 7

How can I shut down an iMac (OSX 10.6.8) on my wireless network wirelessly from my Windows 7 laptop? There are a few questions on this site for shutting down Windows from OSX, but I want it the ...
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Start Windows with previously open programs

I am running Windows 7 64 bit. When I shut down my computer I have many programs open on the desktop. When I start my computer I want these programs to open automatically. I am aware of SaveMyCache, ...
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Laptop starts up, runs perfectly normally for a few minutes, fan starts spinning very fasts, then shuts down

I left my Metabox p150 laptop underneath my bed for about a month, and now I have a problem where I can start up my computer, login and do anything normally for a few minutes, until the fan starts ...
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Computer beeps once then shuts off

I have an XP machine. When you push the power button, it beeps, seems to boot up for anywhere from 1-5 seconds, then shuts off. Here's the curve ball: It randomly starts up correctly! Whenever I ...