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

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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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laptop battery drains while shutdown

When I shut down(not sleep or standby or hibernate) the computer the is at 80%. Next morning I tried open my laptop it didn't start without plugging the ac power because the battery level is 0%. I'm ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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Desktop remains on, display quits working, loud “skipping” noise follows

For the past 2-3 days, strange things have been going on with my desktop and its interaction with the monitor. While playing a game, my monitor went black as if my computer had been shut off. However, ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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!
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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 ...
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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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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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Computer crashes when shutting down

Sometimes, when I shut down my computer, it does not shut down, but it restarts. When I log in, I get the message that Windows recovered from an unexpected shutdown: Problem signature: Problem ...
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Linux base device not getting shutdown

I try to shutdown my embedded system running with Linux environment using shutdown -h now. But in place of shutdown it is rebooting my system again. So can anyone give me suggestion how to shutdown my ...
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What are some quick(er) ways to shut down Windows 8?

For shutting down Windows 8 I have to move them mouse to the right corner -> charms menu -> settings -> power -> shut down. Is there a faster way?
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Computer is Shutting off Randomly Throughout the Day - Need to Tilt Case to Restart

Throughout the day, my Windows 7 desktop system is shutting down without warning every 2-6 hours or so. The frequency seems to be getting greater, but I'm not yet completely sure of that fact. This is ...
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Lenovo Z570 Laptop cutting sound when tilted

I currently have a Lenovo Z570 laptop, as said in the title. I like to have it on my knees while sitting on the couch, or laid in my bed. The thing is, when I try to move a bit, it tilts the laptop ...
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Shutdown OSX from Windows 7

How can I shut down an iMac (OSX 10.6.8) on my wireless network wirelessly from my Windows 7 laptop? There are a few questions on this site for shutting down Windows from OSX, but I want it the ...
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Start Windows with previously open programs

I am running Windows 7 64 bit. When I shut down my computer I have many programs open on the desktop. When I start my computer I want these programs to open automatically. I am aware of SaveMyCache, ...
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Laptop starts up, runs perfectly normally for a few minutes, fan starts spinning very fasts, then shuts down

I left my Metabox p150 laptop underneath my bed for about a month, and now I have a problem where I can start up my computer, login and do anything normally for a few minutes, until the fan starts ...
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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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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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Strange sudden shutdowns followed by completely dead VAIO VPCF11 laptop

I have a Sony Vaio VPCF11SE, i7 QM 720 CPU running Win7 home premium. Yesterday, after an hour or two of mostly just surfing the web, my laptop just suddenly died. There was no BSOD, noise or any ...
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Raspberry unbootable after unexpected shutdown

I have a raspberry Pi, Model B. I installed Raspbian on the SD card and I would like to use it as a SVN server. I installed everything I need to work with it, and it works ok. The problem is that ...
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Wifi won't work and computer won't shutdown

I play Sims 3 and recently, when I save and close, (it also happens even when I don't play Sims 3) my wifi just disconnects from my router, and the computer won't let me reset the wifi adapter by ...
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Fan keeps still running even after shutdown. must long press power button to stop it

I have a problem with my PC on win7 64bit. My specs: i7 3770k with a MB asus PZ77 V LE and a custom fan cooler master Hyper 212 I know that this is a recurring problem, but so far i was not able to ...
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Strange hard shutdown in Windows 7 x64 with nForce 570 Ultra + Radeon

i have a strange problem with Windows 7 x64 making a hard shutdown after some minutes of playing games (or any videocard intensive program). My machine is: AMD Athlon X2 5400+ - 2,8Ghz 3,5 GB of ...
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Remove HDD while the computer is shutdown but sitll plugged in

I have 2 internal HDDs and it happens a lot that I need to unplug one of them or swap the SATA cables to make one or the other 'Master'. what I do now is shutdown/hibernate and unplug the power cord ...
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Computer keeps shutting off r9 290x

Hi I've got some issues with my pc.. It keeps turning it self off. It turns off in 3 ways.. The machine will turn off and the fans will be on gentle power, perhaps 30-40% The machine will turn off ...
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Run a Script before shutdown or reboot windows 7

I need a registry entry to a run once script at shutdown or reboot. I needs cleanup sensitive data after an installation. So even if the installation failed or got interrupted, i may not leave data ...
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My laptop not going to sleep, how to turn deep s3 on?

I have got an Asus x202e laptop. The problem I am facing is the laptop never goes to sleep, hibernates or shuts down. I am facing a real difficulty with this. I updated all my drivers. once I give any ...
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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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Hibernate function not working

Just yesterday, using Sysinternals autoruns, I cleared some unwanted start-up applications, such as Nero Burning ROM. After I re-booted yesterday night, my hibernate function is not working, but is ...
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Disabling Hybrid Shutdown In Windows 8?

Following on from asking Disabling Hybrid Boot In Windows 8 ? and reviewing Are there downsides to Windows 8 Hybrid Shutdown ? and knowing that Windows 8 will always perform a Hybrid Shutdown by ...
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Completely disable shutdown capability (just temporarily, for that on-period)

Let's say I start a long-running process on my computer, and it is imperative that it not be interrupted (E.g. formatting a large drive). I can't trust myself (or others using the machine) to remember ...
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Windows 8.1 randomly shuts self down

I have a 2011 iMac, and was having no problems using Bootcamp to dual boot the 8.1 dev preview and OSX. However after doing the update in the Windows Store to the release 8.1 version (after making ...
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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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Laptop hangs before sleeping, hibernating or shutting down

I installed a new Samsung EVO 840 SSD on my Asus K53SD laptop. Now the laptop hangs when it tries to go into sleep mode. I have to force a shutdown to get back into Windows. I have installed all ...