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

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Some program is slow to close during shutdown

Win 7 Home Premium 64 bit. I close everything I started, shutdown and the "Waiting for Program to Close" message comes up. Is there a log file I can examine to determine what program is causing ...
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How Windows handles scheduled tasks when restarting computer?

I have an indefinitely running scheduled task that repeats every now and then and runs for few minutes. What happens when this task is running and I click restart or shutdown computer? Will Windows ...
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How can I troubleshoot why my computer shuts down unexpectedly some time after gaming

I played Shadow of Mordor on optimal settings, the temperatures were good. After I was done playing, the temperatures got back to normal in seconds of course, yet 5 minutes later my computer just ...
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What is the difference between start button shut down and command line shut down?

I have desktop computer running Windows 8.1, and a usb hub which I keep plugged in. The hub has an LED power indicator (pictured). This LED stays on when I shut down the computer using the start ...
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How to deny an specific user to reboot or shutdown in Red Hat 6 with visudo

Hello and thanks for helping me in this question. I just have in /ets/sudoers something like this: ##User Aliases <BR>**User_Alias CLIENT = jhonny </BR> CLIENT myserver = ...
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Unexpected shutdown with heavy single threaded process and single core affinity

I'm not sure what's the cause of the problem, but it happened 3 times in two weeks under similar conditions. I checked with the laptop's support desk and they made me run several tests to see if my ...
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Monitors won't display after computer is shut down and started again

I'm having an issue where my monitors won't display anything after I shut down the computer and start it again. The monitors will say "No DVI input" etc. I have found the only way to get them back up ...
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laptop with closed lid cannot shutdown, KDE upgrade

I had my laptop to just lock my session if I ever close it's lid. I usually listen to music at night, when I go to sleep, so I put the laptop to automatically shutdown itself after a time. I have ...
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Difference between shutting down and rebooting PC

I have windows (XP SP3 32-bit) and linux (Xubuntu TT 64-bit) both installed on my laptop (as a dualboot). Now each of the following behavior has been tested on my PC several times: When shutting ...
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laptop shuts off out of sudden when the fan suddenly stops spinning

My laptop recently got an issue. it will shuts down during loading when I turn it off repeatedly. it got worse during time, previously, if it happens, next try the laptop would work fine, but now, I ...
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Mint linut: shutdown script using zenity not working

I wrote a simple script which runs when I'm shutting down my computer. I placed the script under /etc/init.d/ directory and link it back to /etc/rc0.d/. The link is soft link and its name is ...
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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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Sleep makes shut down in HP ProBook

My HP ProBook 4540s has some problems. If I keep it in sleep. It shuts down automatically. I re-install my OS (Windows 7 Home Premium). But the problem is still like that.. What is the solution?
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Random PC shutdown after sleep

my PC shutsdown sometimes after it wakes up from sleep. Is there a way (some software, for exemple) I can check if this is a problem with some device/hardware (for exemple a USB device of those I have ...
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Shut down Windows 8 from command line WITHOUT BANNER?

One can open the command line (cmd) and type shutdown -s -t 1200 to shut down Windows 8 in 1200 seconds. However, an ugly banner appears over the whole screen 10 minutes before the shutdown! Is ...
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VirtualBox cannot find VM when executed from alternate context

I'm attempting to have a virtual machine running under virtual box start and stop with the host operating system (which is Windows). I've utilized Group Policy to name scripts to start the virtual ...
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How to properly use this code?

I'm trying to get this code to work. I want this batch file to disable the shutdown button for the current user. How would this work? Like what would I substitute in the SID:D section? Here is the ...
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Shutdown on LAN between Windows 7 and Ubuntu

I have 2 laptops, a Windows 7 machine and the other running Ubuntu 12.04. I am trying to figure out how to write a batch script for Windows that would allow me to shutdown both computers ...
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Force shutdown of Windows VM via ACPI or script

At work we've got a Windows Server 2003 VM that we want to shut down when the host operating system (Linux) shuts down. We have this working except for when a user has logged in and locked the screen. ...
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if you use the shutdown.exe on a windows 8 will it wait for updates to be installed

Question basically in the title. I am leaving a laptop with the inlaws who arent that good with technology. I have created a shutdown.exe file on the task bar for them to close windows but am ...
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How to run an application in linux just before poweroff and after linux shutdowned itself

I have a embedded system that needs to be power off itself after shutdown. To power off, the Linux should send a command via an i2c to another device to power off the Linux board. So to shutdown and ...
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Reboot / Shutdown with Gnome 3 on Debian 7

I have a problem with Gnome 3 on my Debian 7 install. I can't use Desktop button to reboot or shutdown because my screen freezes. I tried in command line reboot -f as admin and it's working but ...
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Windows 7 takes forever to shut down

So. This problem occured on both mine, and my friend's PC. Our PCs differ pretty much (specs at bottom). Basically, it takes forever ... literally, OR really long to restart or shutdown. I have ...
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Windows 7 stuck on shutting down

I have a toshiba laptop with windows 7 home edition. Over the past 2 or 3 weeks, the process of windows shutting down has become slower and slower. A couple of days ago, it stopped altogether. ...
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Windows 8 hangs on shutdown/reboot

I have upgraded my Windows 7 machine to Windows 8. But whenever I shut down/reboot my PC, the display turns off immediately but the status indicators (HDD, power etc.) are still on. It won't turn off ...
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Can my Windows 8 computer turn on by itself?

At my workplace, I fully shut down my Windows 8 machine each night before going home. The last couple of mornings, it was turned on when I arrived. Is there some kind of Deep Magic that Windows 8 can ...
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Avoid “system will shut down in 10 minutes” using shutdown on windows

Is it possible to avoid the message that displays that the system will shut down in ten minutes if using the following command? shutdown -s -t 3600
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Windows 7 Pro “shutdown /h /d u:6:12” Does Nothing

On Windows 7 Pro x64, why does shutdown /h /d u:6:12 causes the shutdown command to display its usage help (as though I had typed the command with no arguments or with the /? argument). This ...
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Running lengthy shutdown script on ubuntu

I need to perform some cleanup work before shutdown that will take 15 to 150 seconds on Kununtu 14.10. The cleanup action should be start after all network services like sshd, ftpd, samba etc. are ...
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Ubuntu shutdown log

My pc with ubuntu server 12.10 installed on it shutdowns itself. How can i find the reason? I think that it is not depend on hardware. any help will be appreciated
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Why is a hard shutdown not working?

I have a few ASUS Portable AiOs that I need to setup from an image. When you first boot up the computer, it goes to the Windows 8 setup process, first asking for Region and Language, then agreeing to ...
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Unable to shutdown windows 8

I have a problem. Since last weekend when some updates where done (and didn't finish successfully) I'm unable to shutdown my OS. Whenever I try to reboot, shutdown or hibernate, I get a blackscreen ...
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Windows 7 problems when relying on “sleep mode” rather than shutting down

After not restarting/shutting down the computer for about a week (I just leave it in sleep mode when not using it), a huge performance drop occurs. Any application loads very slowly, and apparently ...
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windows 7 cannot shutdown after wake up from sleep S3

I have a clean install Windows 7 SP1 x64,BIOS is Load Optimized Defaults,only change SATA IDE to AHCI.when I sleep and wake up,then I shutdown,Windows 7 stuck at shut down,but doesn't turn off monitor ...
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Hibernate and Sleep shutdown the PC instead of Hibernating and Sleeping - I lose my session and programs

For some reason my HP desktop computer whenever it hibernates or sleeps, it is like it shuts down, I lose all my open programs... it is very annoying. Some say I should update the display drivers, ...
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Prevent shutdown if user locks machine in Windows 8.1 [duplicate]

I lock the PC when I leave it unattended, but the lock screen has a GUI power button which my child likes to click when no-one's looking, so often I lose work. How can I disallow soft power cycling ...
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Computer starts and shuts down. After pushing the power on, it functions normally

Enviroment: * I have a working room with a common power switch for all the room. Every time I leave the room I switch the power off. * In this room I have a Fujitsu Siemens computer running Windows ...
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Windows 2012 r2 shutdown randomly

I've been suffering a while from a problem on IBM server having windows 2012 R2 with RDS and Hyper V developers are using RDS to connect on this machine or on the Hyper V virtual servers the Visual ...
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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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how to shut down a server from the webinterface

I want to be able to shutdown my server remotely by clicking on a button on a web page. The server runs Ubuntu 14.04.1 64 Bit and a python web application. I have not decided which yet, but it will be ...
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Why do I lose my cookies when Internet Explorer is not shut down correctly?

I'm using Internet Explorer 9 in a "normal" way, i.e. not doing InPrivate browsing, not having it configured to delete cookies on exit etc. If Internet Explorer is open when my computer shuts down ...
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How to try normal shutdown and then force a shutdown?

Is there a command for Windows to try the normal shutdown, and if not success, force shutdown automatically after 1 minute? I tried: shutdown -f -s -t 60 But I got a terminal printing infinitely: ...
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Try to shut down, log out occurs?

On my windows 8.1 pc, I try and shut down, all that happens is I log out sometimes I am definately pressing shut down :P no other users are logged in (that's what I thought the error may be) Can ...
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My asus laptop shuts down unexpectedly when unplugged

My asus laptop shut down unexpectedly when unplugged ... even with battery charge over 50%. The OS installed is Linux, and it is set to shut-down at a critical percentage of 5%. It doesn't look ...
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How to disable software-initiated overheat shutdown (due to broken sensors) in Windows 8?

A power spike broke the CPU temperature sensor on my motherboard. Memtest86+ runs fine. However, neither Linux nor Windows boots under default options. Windows simply shuts down during boot. Linux ...
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Why does Windows hang (until I press and hold the power button) after issuing a software shut down/restart?

My server, which I built with some spare computer parts, does not power off after when I shut down from the OS. When I try to shut down, Windows closes all programs and goes through the shutdown ...
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Debian shutdown takes a long time (RAID/crypt related)

I'm running Debian Jessie and recently my shutdown has been taking a long time. When I sudo shutdown -h now I'm sent to a blank screen except for a blinking cursor which sits for ~1 minute. It then ...
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CIFS auto mounted shares on shutdown

Running Ubuntu I've recently encountered an issue with shutting down the computer - it simply hangs whenever I shutdown, whether from the GUI or command line with sudo shutdown -hP now ~$ uname -a ...
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Best practice for laptop: sleep or shutting down [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Computer care: Hibernate, Sleep or Shut Down? My laptop takes forever to load up. I normally don't ever shut down. I just close the lid and put it in my bag. Is this ...
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Computer freezes at starting windows screen

Okay so in May I went to turn my computer on and it went to the starting windows and stayed there for 5 minutes, which I found weird. I quickly shut it off then turned it back on, I waited 10 minutes ...