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

learn more… | top users | synonyms (1)

0
votes
0answers
118 views

PC shutdown suddently. Power LED blinks and PSU fan is on

I'm having a problem with a new computer with MSI motherboard and AMD APU processor (I don't remember the details). When I start some "heavy work" (like a maps generator made with Python, or a batch ...
-2
votes
3answers
87 views

does a computer use RAM to shut down [closed]

Just out of curiosity, does a Windows 7 computer use RAM when it shuts down, and is there an executable for the shut down process? If so, does that mean a computer can't shut down if its RAM is maxed ...
3
votes
1answer
78 views

Why do programs sometimes report out-of-memory errors when Windows is shutting down?

This isn't a problem or anything, merely something I'm curious about - and I've only tested it on Windows 7. When I shut down my computer (or something else sends a shut down request) and until the ...
0
votes
0answers
205 views

DELL Optiplex 3020 Windows 7 Shutdown

I have Dell Optiplex 3020 with Windows 7 32 bit OEM version. It works perfectly for last one month or so. since today it automatically shutdown after login. Say within 2 mins of power up. We had start ...
1
vote
1answer
122 views

Disable shutdown key on my keyboard?

I just bought a new keyboard (Inca IWS-549). The keyboard has a nice style and 18 multimedia keys. But among them at the left, I have the shutdown key (just above the esc key). If I touch it, the ...
0
votes
1answer
80 views

Is there any difference between shutdown -h now and init 0, init 6 and shutdown -r now?

As I know by now, shutdown call init to change runlevel to stop the system running and shutdown will give some time for the system to do some other cleaning work. I am not sure whether I am right. ...
-1
votes
2answers
115 views

Disable windows 7 auto-restart after end-tasking certain processes

So I was end tasking a bunch of processes and I miss-clicked and hit some windows process (lsm.exe I believe, but that's not the point) that gave me the usual "windows will now shut down in one ...
0
votes
0answers
228 views

Set Google Drive to Prevent Shutdown (Mac and Windows) if still syncing

I run a number of Macs all running bootcamp Windows (7) and Mac (Mavericks), I rely on my G-Drive files being up to date on both windows and mac (I have tried a shared 3rd drive however G-Drive ...
7
votes
4answers
1k views

My UPS has a 5ms switchover time, server shuts off during said time

Is there anything I can do to prevent the server from shutting down? (bios setting etc). the server in question is an HP Proliant ML350 G6. I've got an eaton 5110 UPS and Eaton claims that we need to ...
1
vote
1answer
55 views

NIC Remains Active After shutdown

Windows 8.1 during shutdown the ethernet adapter light goes out but comes back on after a second. Power is off but the adapter light is on and there is link activity. This does not happen in sleep ...
1
vote
0answers
20 views

Strange system sudden/instant restart issue, not related to heat?

So I use a desktop computer and the way the tower is designed, there are small holes on the top - one of those CyberPower towers; anyway, today when I was taking the VGA from my monitor to put it on ...
0
votes
1answer
36 views

logind.cof file in ubuntu 12.04?

I have heard that the logind.conf file should be in /etc/systemd/logind.conf. however, it doesn't appear there, and a file search reveals that it isn't ANYWHERE. So what file replaces logind.conf, or ...
0
votes
1answer
105 views

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 ...
12
votes
4answers
4k views

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 ...
8
votes
2answers
9k views

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 ...
0
votes
2answers
91 views

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 ...
2
votes
0answers
182 views

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 ...
3
votes
3answers
6k views

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 ...
0
votes
1answer
310 views

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 ...
0
votes
0answers
54 views

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 ...
0
votes
0answers
27 views

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 ...
0
votes
0answers
112 views

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 ...
0
votes
0answers
28 views

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 ...
-2
votes
1answer
2k views

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 ...
21
votes
2answers
10k views

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 ...
4
votes
5answers
2k views

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 ...
0
votes
0answers
117 views

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?
0
votes
1answer
44 views

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 ...
0
votes
1answer
140 views

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 ...
0
votes
1answer
21 views

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 ...
0
votes
1answer
110 views

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 ...
3
votes
0answers
60 views

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 ...
3
votes
1answer
181 views

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 ...
1
vote
0answers
71 views

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 ...
1
vote
2answers
231 views

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 ...
0
votes
1answer
118 views

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 ...
0
votes
0answers
53 views

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 ...
0
votes
1answer
97 views

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 ...
0
votes
0answers
35 views

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 ...
0
votes
1answer
375 views

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 ...
-1
votes
1answer
78 views

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 ...
1
vote
1answer
222 views

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 ...
40
votes
12answers
5k views

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 ...
-1
votes
1answer
108 views

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 ...
0
votes
4answers
4k views

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 ...
0
votes
1answer
1k views

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 ...
1
vote
0answers
34 views

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 ...
0
votes
1answer
97 views

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!
2
votes
3answers
1k views

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 ...
0
votes
3answers
19k views

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 ...