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

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Force Windows 8.1 to sign out a user before a shutdown

I have a Windows 8.1 system set up in a home environment. It has multiple logons for the house users. My problem is that when a user shuts down and the PC restarted, it always shows the logon for the ...
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How can I replace function of shutdown button with hibernate?

I want my PC to hibernate when I press shutdown (exactly shutdown button) but I don't know how can I modify something like registry or group policy to achieve my goal. Is there any way to do that?
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My colleague often shuts down my machine through the LAN - how do I prevent it?

This might sound weird. My colleague and I were working on a Windows machine. He frequently shuts it down through the LAN. He usually follows these steps: Access command prompt, enter shutdown -i. ...
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How to shutdown a computer remotely from outside LAN? [duplicate]

I would like to be able to shutdown or restart a computer on a remote network. If it were on my local area network, I would use the shutdown -i command. How can I do this remotely? I cannot use Remote ...
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Does shutting down the computer regularly have an impact on the harddisk drive?

Background: My computer usually stays switched on. Been like that since almost over a year I guess, with only a few shutdown/hibernate/restart here and there. I have a database (Postgres) running on ...
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Difference between shutdown menu and keyboard shortcut?

Does anybody know the difference between ⌘ Cmd+ ⌃ Ctrl+⌥ Optn+⏏ Media Eject and the Apple Menu --> Shut Down... button? Just asking, because the menu button takes 15s to shut down, whereas the ...
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Notebook Doesnt Restart nor Shut-Down

I have installed Windows 8 Pro resently, however, I must first explain: When I was using Windows 7, I locked the clock Speed of my A 5750M APU to 3,2Ghz, what was knowingly causing problems with the ...
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Explorer windows prevent Windows's shutdown

You know, sometimes, if you have, say, Microsoft Word with an unsaved document open and you try to shut your PC down, Windows will tell you that programs are preventing shutdown, and ask you if you'd ...
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Call WPF Application during windows 7 shutdown progress

I wanna call a WPF application, that during the windows 7 shutdown progress, will copy some files from computer to the server. The WPF application will show the copy files progress with progress bar. ...
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Sony Vaio Suddenly Shuts down

I have Sony Vaio VPCF12S1E and it is 3 years old at the moment. I have two major problems: a black screen and a blue screen. I opened my laptop and cleaned up parts really carefully. I changed the ...
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My computer turns off right after Windows Loads?

I built a new computer about 2 months ago. 3 days ago the following problem started occuring - When I turn on the computer and Windows loads, instead of letting me put my password, it just turns ...
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Something's turning off my hard drive

I have an Acer Aspire V3-771G laptop With Intel chipset and NVidia 650M Graphics, running Windows 8.1 pro. The laptop has 2 hard drive slots. A few weeks ago I installed an SSD in my laptop. I ...
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Windows 7 unplanned shutdown

I have windows 7, I always set it not to sleep or shutdown, when I come back to work after 24 hours, the PC already shutting , when I turn it on, its looks like forced shutdown, Black screen appear ...
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Windows 8 laptop won't shut down or sleep

I have a Lenovo Yoga 13 netbook running Windows 8. History: I recently had some BCD issues where I accidentally altered my boot entries. However I fixed that and it now boots fine. I confirmed with ...
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Why does media centre remote power button shut down instead of sleeping?

I just upgraded my Elonex Artisan Media Centre from Vista to Windows 8 (with Media Centre pack). The upgrade went surprisingly smoothly, once I had added the old sound drivers, and forced Windows 8 ...
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Computer shut down while playing a game

Fourth edit: I removed my graphic card. I installed Intel HD Graphics 4000 driver and then I did a test (graphics test). There is a similar sound like the one of my graphic card: ...
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Shutdown log Linux UserName

Can I know who issued the shutdown command on any *nix system in a multi-user system. ? I want to know the name of the user who issued the particular command. Thanks.
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Determine name of program which is closed slowly at shutdown

When I shutdown my computer (Windows 7), sometimes (~50%) I see the typical screen that a program can´t be closed, and, whether I want to wait for it or just kill the process. The problem is, if I ...
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Windows Rebooting to Blackscreen after removing WUBI

I wanted to install Ubuntu and Win 8.1 in DualBoot. I used Wubi to install Ubuntu. After rebooting and not accessing Ubuntu I removed Wubi. Now my Acer Aspire V2-772G does not restart. Using ...
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Does the computer keep using electric while it is shutdown?

Does the computer keep using electricity when it is shutdown? I had a computer a long time ago that was very old, even without windows, it had only DOS. Then I bought new computer so I still had my ...
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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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Laptop automatically reboots after shutdown

My laptop is a Dell N5110. These days the computer has a problem that after normally shutdown it automatic reboot in midnight. I have tried setting the power manager, system restore to prior time, ...
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How to shutdown the computer when a USB is attached? [duplicate]

I want to perform one security mechanism, but I don't know whether it is possible. I want to Shutdown/Turn Off PC/System when any USB device attach to it.
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Power shut off in the middle of an update

I accidentally shutdown my PC in the middle of downloading SP1 from the Windows Update. After I booted my PC and tried to re-download SP1 again, it wasn't there. I tried looking for SP1 As an ...
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Computer Heart Stopping Virus [duplicate]

If a virus causes my computer to automatically shut down when it is turned on and makes it unable to be turned back on, how does a person destroy the virus without destroying the infected computer's ...
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Windows is waiting some programs to close

I'm using windows 8.1 64bit and something just happend. When I try to shut my pc down, it says that a specific program is running, and it wont shut down. The problem is that I don't want that program ...
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Power button doesn't work in WIndows 7

So I have a dell notebook which doesn't shut down when I press the power button. I can select shutdown from the Start Menu though. I think it's a software problem because I can turn on the computer ...
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Why does Microsoft Security Essentials Full Scan shut down my Vista 64 bit machine

My system shuts down when doing Microsoft Security Essentials Full Scan. But not with Quick Scan. I've excluded the VmWare file-types .vmdk and .vmem. I've disabled Comodo firewall and only use3 ...
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Why does my laptop keep shutting down? [closed]

Why do my laptop shut down when I play SimCity 4. Maybe it's getting to warm, but why? I use Windows7. When I feel under it it feels very hot. Why does it get so hot? I let it stand on a wooden desk.
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My mp3player freezes when I eject it

When I eject(or safely remove) or unplug my mp3player from the USB, the screen freezes and an "ok to disconnect" message remains on its screen. Then I have to reset my mp3player. However when I ...
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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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Sudden and spontaneous shutdown when using ACPI

On a Dell Optiplex 755, when I bring the system out from ACPI S3 (suspend) to S0 (normal running mode), the system stays on for perhaps 10 seconds, maybe more. Then it very suddenly shuts the power ...
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Why does single user Windows XP machine say “Other users are logged in” at shutdown?

My mother runs Windows XP on her computer. Apparently randomly, on shutdown the machine will report that other users are logged on and proceeding may cause them to lose data. As a non-expert, this ...
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stop apache gracefully at shutdown

I have some ec2 instances running in AWS, which are scaled by an autoscale policy, all is fine the machines scale up and down quite well. However one glitch we have is that when it scales down the ...
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Make sure a laptop never shuts down

I have a very strange problem. When I shut down my laptop (frequently) I can't turn it up for a few days. I'm 100% sure there is electricity and I've even opened my laptop to have a look inside. I ...
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PC starts, shuts down, then continues to run

I just assembled my new desktop. This is the configuration: MB: ASUS Maximus VI Gene CPU: i7-4771 RAM: 16GB DDR3 Kingston (2x 8GB) HDD: Seagate 4TB PSU: Raidmax RX-600AF GPU: on-board graphics ...
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Schedule a task for all users on a computer

What I am trying to accomplish here is to shutdown a shared machine when it has been idle for 3 hours. I'm in a domain environment with partial admin privileges. I logged on that machine with ...
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Raspbmc/Wheezy auto-eject usb harddrive on shutdown

Trying to get raspbmc set up. I think this is more a question for Debian Wheezy than xbmc or raspberry pi though. Raspbmc has a nice sleep timer option on it. However, when I woke up this morning I ...
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My laptop takes too long time to shutdown or hibernate

I've recently encountered a problem which is my notebook, lenovo ideapad z500 with windows 8.1 pro, takes too long time to shutdown or hibernate. When I click on shutdown item, the LCD is powered off ...
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How to automatically unmount encrypted loop device at shutdown?

I'm using debian testing, and I have a file, it's a LUKS container with ext4 filesystem. My system mounts it with every boot. I had to use the three following files in order to do so: /etc/crypttab ...
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Last time turned on and for how long

Is there a way to know when and for how long a computer has been turned on? And to show an history of the last sessions?
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Disable automatic shutdown on low power Win 8.1

I've been having problems since I upgraded to Windows 8.1. My battery has been having issues as its getting old, and it always says its at 0%, while in fact I can still use it for about 2 hours. This ...
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Unsafe power off on power button pressed

I have Ubuntu Server 13.10 set up on a Dell PowerEdge 2950 (Gen II), and whenever I press (not press and hold) the power button the machine doesn't safely shutdown (it instantly powers off), though it ...
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Can powering off a VM (without properly shutting down) harm the OS?

Powering down a physical PC can potentially cause issues, especially if the hard drive is being written to at the time. Can the same problem occur when I power off a VM in VirtualBox? Every time I ...
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Skip Force Shutdown

When I tell my computer to shutdown it would be nice if it just skipped over the part where it says bla bla bla app is still open. I just want it to automatically force shutdown without asking me.
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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 ...
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Keeping log of Linux RedHat 6.3 shutdown messages

with RedHat 6 the services startup messages (i.e. the ones with the neat green [ OK ] tags) are stored in /var/log/boot.log. The shutdown messages are not stored though. Questions: 1 - How can I keep ...
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How can I log shutdown messages?

I'm trying to log the shutdown messages in my linux, I see "Asking all remaining processes to terminate..." and then there is a big delay, and then there is some other chatter and log messages which ...
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Windows 7 hanging and after shutdown it does not start

My Windows 7 Samsung Core i5 second gen laptop started hanging all of a sudden. The laptop is just one year old. I recovered it to the factory image, it ran fine for one day, then it started hanging ...
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Computer randomly shuts down with a fading alarm power button and CD drive

I am currently experiencing something very very odd. Having build my PC myself, I have never had any issues (or anything heat related). A few moments ago my computer shut down very randomly and ...