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

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Windows 8.1 resets to low resolution after extended shutdown

I have tried troubleshooting this for weeks and I still don't know why it's happening. Basically, when I shut down my desktop at night, when I turn it on the next morning there's a high chance that ...
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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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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 ...
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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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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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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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Samsung laptop randomly shuts down

I have a Samsung R560 laptop that is overheating, and shutting itself down under load consistently. Here are my load/idle temps from Speedfan: Ignore "Temp1 and Temp2", whatever sensors they are, ...
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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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Have UPS shut down computer automatically in Linux when the power goes out

I'm wondering that I could not find anything useful on Google. I'm using a cheap UPS which actually does keep my computer powered for awhile if there are some electricity issues (they are very common ...
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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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Auto shutdown if there's no 'real' network traffic for a 'homeserver'

Hello I just installed my homeserver I'm using the following: TvHeadend PyLoad NzbGet Samba I plan to shutdown if the up/downstream by those services is less than 1 Mb/s(Bandwith) or Traffic in ...
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How to shutdown a computer instantly (1 to 5 secs)?

Is there any command / program via which I may shutdown my system instantly (1 to 5 secs)? Update (2015): Thank you to those who have suggested to turn off using the power socket. :D Update (2016): ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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Shutdown button (Start Menu & Login Screen) logs out but doesn't shut down in Windows 10 Desktop PC

I have googled this issue and found a lot of problems like this for laptops but none for desktops. My Windows 10 machine appears to being shutting down but then it does not. I use the start menu and ...
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Holding shift while clicking shutdown in Windows 10 ctrl-alt-del screen

I recently encountered the well-known Critical Error: Start Menu and Cortana aren't working message: Signing out and in again did not help. But I found a solution on a German website: In ...
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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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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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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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How can I display additional boot and shutdown information on the Windows 7 welcome screen?

There is a small tweak, I believe it is a registry key, that allows to display additional information on the Welcome and Shutting down screens of Windows 7 (and most likely Vista, too). I have ...
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Windows update stuck, no error code, no time out…

Fresh install of Windows7, i think the only things installed so far are the nvidia drivers, windows essential AV, and some other device drivers such as wifi. There are tons of updates. it downloads ...
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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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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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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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How to run an application before shutdown/restart?

I've tried Task scheduler with win32 event and group policy. Nothing seems to work. I want to run my console application (which fires some ssh commands) every time before a shutdown or restart. Any ...
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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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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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Computer shutdown unexpectedly. Can it be related to bad current?

I have a new desktop computer (Lenovo M81) that shutdowns unexpectedly. Other times, it is mouse and keyboard that become unresponding. If I put the computer to sleep and awake it, everything returns ...
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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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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 ...
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How do I stop the Windows 8 restart clock; '15 minutes' and counting…?

The question is pretty much in the title. Windows 8 is restarting, I probably only have like 13 minutes by now, but I can't have my computer shut off, doing like 20 different things on a couple of ...
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How can I make windows 8 shutdown automaticaly after a set amount of time?

Is there a way to set a timer that will automatically switch my laptop off after a given amount of time? I like listening to music before bed and at the moment I need to get up to turn the laptop ...
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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, ...