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

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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 ...
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How to determine what driver stops shutdown

Installed Windows 10 on a new computer but every time the computer shuts down (also while installing Win10) the laptop freezes up with a black screen. How can I determine what driver and/or device is ...
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Shutdown Windows 7 PC from Mac terminal

How can I shut down a Windows 7 PC remotely from a Macbook Pro, OSX El Capitan? I saw this question, where the most upvoted answer recommends using this command: net rpc shutdown -I <IP of ...
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Random shutdowns on computer

First of all, sorry if this is not the apropiate StackExchange community to post this problem, I couldn't find of any other more adequate. So I've had a computer for 3-4 years now and last year it ...
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Password protection for shutdown&restart?

I'm using windows server 2012 r2. I want to make password protection for shutdown, restart, sign out etc. How could I do?
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Windows hybernate vs shutdown + boot up times: Why choose for hibernate? [duplicate]

After reading this post, a comparison between the different boot times and hibernate times of the different windows OS's of today, I wondered why would I want to hibernate my pc/laptop? Considering ...
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Shutdown after certain time since start-up

I would like to shutdown the computer after it was running for e.g. 30 minutes. I'm on Raspbian (Raspberry Pi) and I tried to put in /etc/rc.local: shutdown -h 30 exit 0 but it doesn't work. What ...
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Notebook won't shut down after upgrading to w10

My notebook will keep the fan and the power button light on even after shuting it down from windows, any real fix to this? No matter how much time I give it, it will always stay on and drain the ...
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Windows 10 doesn't shutdown on Lenovo Yoga Pro 2

I have Lenovo Yoga 2 Pro and since October been using Windows 10 - all fine until last night when MS installed the latest upgrade. All seemingly went fine until today when I tried to shut it down. It ...
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MacBook Pro mid 2009 Keeps shutting down when on Battery

Recently replaced battery and installed SSD's (Main and replaced cd with 2nd sad). Running ElCapitan. With the power cord attached it seems to be working fine. But on Battery it boots up and sometimes ...
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Shutting down and sleeping with power button

I would like to make my PC go to sleep mode when I press the power button for no longer than (for example) 2 seconds and shutdown when I press it for longer time. Is it possible? My system is Windows ...
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What happens when a PC is turning off?

When I click the shut down button it gives me another screen saying shutting down: What is actually going on during this stage? I think in Windows XP it would say something like saving setting ...
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Windows 10 won't shutdown, returns to desktop, but reboot works fine?

On my son's Windows 10 Pro laptop, an HP Probook 4540s that was upgraded from a previous Windows version, it will not shutdown... The laptop starts the shutdown process with the spinning windows ...
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Windows Essentials Server intermittently shuts down

We have two servers currently set up - both are Windows Essentials, (the second is R2). Currently we have no fully configured the second server so that it doesn't clash with the first (we can't have ...
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ASUS X552 laptop unable to shutdown Windows 10

I bought my ASUS X552LDV laptop (i5-4200, 8Gb RAM, 750Gb HDD, Nvidia GT 820M) (https://www.asus.com/Notebooks/X552LD/specifications/) about 8 months ago. Then this summer Windows 10 came out, and I ...
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Notebook debian+gnome shell not shutting down

I have an acer aspire e1-572 with intel core i5-4200u, intel graphics HD 4400, 8 gb ram and a 500gb samsung 840 evo ssd. In this machine there are windows 10 and debian testing + gnome shell 3.18 in ...
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What are the arguments for shutdown.exe in Windows Task Scheduler?

I'm trying to use Windows Task Scheduler to automatically shut down my Windows 7 computer every day at a specific time. While there are a lot of tutorials on how to do this, none of them give a list ...
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I have a acer laptop that is auto shutting down on me while gaming, its not overheating how can I stop it?

I have opened my laptop up, cleaned it, added new thermal paste, checked the fans to see if they are working, and I have downloaded the Core CPU program to monitor the temp. sometimes I can game all ...
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What happens if shutdown command kills my unison cron job?

I have an Arch linux box at home that I power off quite frequently (the power supply is noisy and it annoys my girlfriend...!). The box has a number of cron jobs running the unison utility, designed ...
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How to make Windows get updates, reboot _and_ shutdown?

When using Windows' "install updates and shut down", the next boot (usually in the morning when one actually wants to start working) is rather tedious due to unfinished business. The alternative is ...
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Poweroff Lenovo Flex 2-15 notebook in Linux

I have a Lenovo Flex 2-15 notebook. When I try to shut down my laptop using poweroff/shutdown commands or using the GUI, it shuts down completely, but after a few seconds, it turns on automatically! (...
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0x0000007F Stop error on a Windows-based computer , blue screen appears unexpectedly

Hello everyone, two years ago this website helped me to solve a big problem. This time I have a problem of 0x0000007F Stop error (picture attached) on a Windows-based computer in the middle of my ...
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Kali Linux deletes everything on shutdown

I just downloaded Kali for VirtualBox. And I want to make some changes to it. But i figured out, that when i shut it down, it deletes everything, unless I 'save state'. But when it is in 'saved state' ...
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How can I save changes to a file while Windows is shutting down?

I just came from Windows 7 to Windows 10 and I can't find a way to save changes to a file without cancelling shutdown first, I have to shut down, cancel shutdown, click "Save Changes", and commence ...
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Remove shutdown, logoff, hibernate options on certain times

At our office we have a scheduled virus scan which runs on every pc every Monday evening. For this, the users obviously have to leave their pc turned on. However, this seems to be a really hard thing ...
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How to setup power button to sleep instead of shut down in Windows 10?

I pressed the power button 0.1 seconds and I was surprised that the system shut down. I just wanted to hibernate it or to make it sleep such that all windows will be the same when I next time login. ...
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Updates in Windows 10 when the computer is shutdown

I'm trying to figure out how Windows 10 updates my computer when it is shut down at night. Per this article (http://blogs.msdn.com/b/b8/archive/2011/09/08/delivering-fast-boot-times-in-windows-8.aspx),...
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My laptop shuts down when using Microsoft Word 2013

I have Lenovo ThinkPad W500. Recently, it shuts off without any prior warning when I use Microsoft Word 2013 64-bits. I use many other software and this problem only happens when Word is being used. ...
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PC (win 7) takes 10 minutes to shut down, and freezes after hibernating

I've recently had my motherboard battery replaced, and did a fresh windows install too. But now I'm having a problem where most of the time when I shut down the computer, everything will shut down as ...
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Hibernation, Standby, Shutdown or Lock when using the Laptop often [closed]

I'm a student and have an ASUS Netbook with Win10. I have to change my location very often per day. Now I need to know what is the best way to do this when looking at battery, windows, usability, ...
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rpc shutdown command from linux to windows server 2012 - connection refused

I am needing to restart a windows server from a linux server. The error i get is: (i have replaced ip address with xx ) Could not connect to server xx.xx.xx.xx Connection failed: ...