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

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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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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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Time left before scheduled shutdown?

Is there any way to view how much time is left before a scheduled shutdown in Windows 7? By scheduled shutdown I mean a shutdown (or restart) scheduled using the command line shutdown.exe ...
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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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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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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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Why is ubuntu shutdown so fast compared to Windows 7

I have installed Windows 7 64 bit and Ubuntu 10.10 32 bit on my machine. The partition sizes are 400 GB and 100 GB receptively. I've always wondered how Ubuntu shuts down so fast? It takes only 5 ...
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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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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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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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Linux shutdown in 30 seconds?

Simple question: what params can be used to shutdown a computer running Linux/OSX in 30 seconds? I've always run Windows, where I would go shutdown -s -t 30 but the parameters are different. I've ...
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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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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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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 ...
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What is the proper way to enable a normal user to shutdown, halt or reboot the computer?

My dirty solution is to chmod +s /sbin/shutdown. It works but this is probably not good practice and insecure. Moreover after some system updates the suid bit gets reset. What would be the correct way ...
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Shutting down a computer over the LAN

I want a command to shut down a computer on my LAN network that is running Windows 7 and has no password set. Is there any way to do this?
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Random desktop powerdowns - what else can I check?

My main PC, an 8-year old Dimension 2350, started powering down randomly today (as in monitor says "no signal" and all power is cut, and NOT the progressive Windows shutdown that happens you ...
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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 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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Windows 7, PC Shut Down when CPU is HOT!

Recently I installed a copy of Windows 7 Professional on my Acer 5735Z Laptop and when the CPU (Dual Core T3200) gets Hot the Laptop is Shutting Down. So my question is: Does Windows 7 has a ...
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Monitor doesn't sleep on power off

The monitor that came with my computer doesn't sleep on shutdown or computer standby. This is particularly annoying since it's an LCD, so the monitor is black but the backlight is still on. I know the ...
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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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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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RAM malfunction after vacation

This is really strange. For the last couple of vacations, the RAM in my home computer malfunctions when I come back. I have a Dell OptiPlex GX620 as my home computer. The four RAM slots have been ...
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How to Shutdown PC by Pressing Power Button without asking confirmations?

I always Hibernate my PC. Sometimes when I boot, it does not recognize the mouse/keyboard or any USB devices. I've also setup it to go in sleep in 5 minutes. In that case I can't restart the PC so ...
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Clear the TEMP folder on shutdown

I am following some instructions in More Ways To Speed Up Windows XP to help speed up my computer. One of those was to delete the temp folder on shutdown. Yet after I shutdown and then boot up, the ...
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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 to restrict use of a computer?

Suppose that some person is insomniac because of a bad habit of chatting on the IRC every night until 3AM. That completely ruins this person's life because he is unable to wake up on time to attend ...
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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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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 does systemctl schedule system shutdown?

When I type shutdown -h +30, Linux somehow schedules runlevel's change within 30 minutes. On Debian, /sbin/shutdown is symbolic link to /bin/systemctl. My tests indicate that shutdown does not use ...
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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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No confirmation after pressing power button on MacBook Pro

I have a strange problem; Mac sleeps immediately after I press the power button, instead of showing a confirmation box to ask what I want to do. So, whenever I miss-pressed the power button when ...
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When I quit xmonad, how can I make it shut down applications nicely?

When I quit xmonad (Shift-Mod-Q), it kills all my running applications. This results in me losing my recent terminal history in gnome-terminal and in Chromium complaining on the next start up that it ...
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how to troubleshoot shutdown problems in windows 7

I have a desktop with windows 7 ultimate installed. Whenever I shut it down from the start button. The text that says that it is logging off and shutting down is present and the monitor blacks out and ...