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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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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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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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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Macbook Pro - Randomly sleeps and won't wake up

All, I have a Macbook Pro 13" (mid 2009) that has had a long time issue which seems to be getting worse. Occasionally, I will go to wake the computer with the keyboard and can't wake it. The HDD ...
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Can I replace the Shutdown button in Windows 7?

Can I change the Shutdown button to another one, like "Switch User"? I would like the default accessible action / button to be switch user, and shutdown should still be available via the same menu ...
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Should I turn my monitor off or leave it in stand-by? [closed]

I just received a nice monitor that I hope to keep in use for as long as I can. Should it be turned off every night? It does go into sleep mode when not in use. Are there any settings that I should ...
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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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MacBook does not go to sleep when plugged in since upgrading to Lion

My MacBook does not turn off when I put it in sleep mode, when it is plugged in. I put the laptop on "sleep" or close the lid, but the computer stays on and stays hot! My MacBook goes to sleep fine ...
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Virtualbox Windows graceful shutdown of guests on host shutdown

I am trying to find a solution to gracefully shutdown any guest VMs running under VirtualBox Windows when the host computer is shut down or restarted. It seems that the safest option would be to ...
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system-wide crontab vs. user crontab to shutdown pc

I'm trying to shutdwon my pc at 2 am once a week. If I use the user crontab of root (sudo crontab -e) 30 2 * * 3 shutdown -h now the shutdown will not be performed. However, if I place the same ...
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Shutdown Ubuntu Command

What is the command or application that allows a user to shutdown the computer from gnome. And how does it have privileges while halt requires superuser?
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Restart without shutdown on Windows

Is there a way to restart without shutting down first on Windows? On Linux this is possible using kexec and serves to minimize downtime. What happens is that one does not pass through the bootloader ...
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Optimizing system start and shutdown

It has been 6 months since I brought my desktop having Windows 7 Professional x86. Initially the system rebooted fast and also shut down fast. Now the situation is not same. When started, I see ...
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Will the linux “shutdown” command allow a parameter to determine the pause between sending SIGTERM and SIGKILL?

The man page seems to indicate no. There is /etc/rc.d/init.d/halt on Fedora. It has a hard coded pause in it, but there's got to be a better way than to change that script. Any help would be ...
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How can I disable the “Chromium didn’t shut down correctly” message when my browser opens?

I am running Chromium 39 on Ubuntu 14.04, on a single-board computer (ODROID U3, though I believe the question is applicable to Chromium on any Ubuntu system and possibly other Linux distros as well). ...
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How can I know I'm buying a heatsink that will work with my CPU?

How can I find out what CPU heatsink and fan will work for my system? If a system is shutting down after being used extensively for gaming or other intensive activities, I would assume it is over ...
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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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Mouse light doesn't turn off when computer is off

I've bought a Coolermaster devastator bundle with my new PC. When i shut down the computer, the light on the mouse never turns off. The keyboard lights are off. Both peripherals are plugged with USB. ...
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Windows : How to detect if computer was shut down remotely?

A computer in domain is randomly shut down by someone (he was caught once)! He uses shutdown /s /f /t 0 /m \\computername in windows command line to accomplish this. After the incident some ...
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Windows 8 Not Shutting Down Properly With Fast Start-Up Enabled

While Fast start-up is enabled, on turning the computer off (shutdown) the computer idles for about 5min after logging out/screen turning off. It then turns off. On returning into Windows I receive ...
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Toshiba Tecra A11 laptop stays “on” after shutdown

Bit of a strange one. I hope I posted on the correct site. When I shut down the laptop, the screen goes off and the fans shut down, but the power light stays on. On the front of the laptop, there are ...
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Speedfan crashing desktop

I have recently installed a Gigabyte P43-ES3G motherboard on my computer with a Core 2 Quad Q6600 and whenever I try to run Speedfan my computer shuts down. Has anyone else experienced similar issues ...
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Error On Shutdown - cmd.exe Application Error 0xc0000142

I realize this question is quite common, but I can't seem to find a situation that matches exactly what my issue is, it happens at shutdown and with cmd.exe. So recently I've been getting this bug... ...
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Restart and then automatically shutdown windows 8 [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How to instruct Windows 8 NOT to perform a fast shutdown? Windows 8 has a hybrid shutdown that has some (perhaps minor) downsides. Hybrid shutdown is faster, so I do ...
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How can I show a confirmation if a Shutdown/Restart command was not issued from an actual user?

Is there a way to have a confirmation dialog whenever a shutdown or restart command is not issued by the physical person sitting behind the keyboard? In other words, whenever a shutdown or restart is ...
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Rebooting the machine via shutdown.exe triggers the Shutdown Event Tracker

I have a scheduled task that runs once a week which performs a simple reboot of the machine. The problem is that once the system is rebooted, it thinks that the last shutdown was unexpected and then ...
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Shutting down the Windows 7 installer (before the actual installation) correctly

A couple of days ago my sister bought my niece a new laptop. They called me to ask for my opinion and I told them the laptop was too expensive for its specs and they got ripped off; no problem, since ...
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Shut Down Windows 7 Using Voice Control?

Is there a way to shut down Windows 7 using voice control and only a single command. Windows 7 does provide voice control shutdown, but you have to say: start > show numbers > 8 then it will ...
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Mac Mini running Yosemite randomly shutdowns then gets caught in reboot cycle for a while - logs don't show much

Running a Mac Mini 2.5 GHz Intel Core i5 with 16GB RAM. I've recently been experiencing random shutdowns that appear to have no noticeable cause in the logs. This is a log showing the most recent ...
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How to retrieve the list of computer shutdown timing for Windows OS?

Is it possible to retrieve the list of shutdown timing (regardless if it is shut down by the computer or by the user) for a Windows OS XP and up via command prompt or software or anything? For ...
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Windows 7 power button reverts from “sleep” to “shut down” after re-boot

I want the power button on my Windows 7 desktop to put the system to sleep. I can instruct Windows 7 to do this via the Control Panel, and this works, but every time I re-boot, the setting reverts ...
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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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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 do I shutdown a Linux box without running init 0

I want to shutdown my computer as if power was cut off (don't ask me why). How do I do this under Linux?
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Computer turns off abruptly on heavy CPU load

I have: Motherboard: DG35EC Processor: Intel Dual Core E2180 , 2.00 GHz Hard disk: 500 GB - ST3500418AS RAM: 1 GB For 2 weeks now, I am facing this strange issue. Whenever I run some heavy programs ...
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Sudden shutdown with no reason - possible hack?

Just 15 minutes ago, while on Windows 7, my desktop unexpectedly initiated a shutdown (Word prompted me to save my document, the Force Shutdown dialog came up), but I had not initiated any form of ...
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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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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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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 ...
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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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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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Computer suddenly shuts down

I've just moved in to a new apartment. I put my PC in the trunk of my car, and when I hooked everything up in my new place, the computer would shutdown on boot (usually after entering password on ...
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How to properly shutdown my CentOS VM

Usually, I just do a sudo /sbin/shutdown now when in my VM and wait for it to logout into the bash shell. Then after that I just go to Power > Power Off. Is this the right way to shutdown my CentOS ...
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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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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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Restart a windows computer without shutdown.exe

Is it possible, using only the command prompt, to restart a computer without shutdown.exe?
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How do I troubleshoot random rebooting?

For the past couple weeks, my PC has started having an issue where it randomly reboots. These reboots have happen 1-2 times a day, and have so far always been when I am away from it. There isn't any ...
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PC not turning off

I am trying to shut down my PC but it is not shutting down! I am using windows 7. When I say shut down (from start menu), windows is shutting down screen comes up. After several seconds display goes ...
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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 ...