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

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How to create a script to disable the shutdown button on Windows 7

I want to create a script in command prompt that will permanently remove a user's right to shutdown a machine. I've done it before, but in Windows XP, and many years ago, and I think I did it in Group ...
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Can PSU cause my PC to reboot?

I'm having an issue with my PC: It is rebooting sometimes, and I am suspecting the PSU, so I want to confirm a few things. It is a new PC and the first issues started occuring roughly one month after ...
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What happen when we shutdown system during OS update process [duplicate]

I had an interesting question asked for which I didn’t have any clue. I have Googled around this about haven’t found any result of which help me answer this question. So here are the questions: The ...
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Start YouTube upload at specific time, and shutdown computer afterwards?

Is there such an application to start a upload to YouTube at a specific time, and then shutdown the computer afterwards? I'd rather upload around 2am when no one on my network is trying to use the ...
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Shutdown: you must be root to do that

How do I allow normal users to shutdown/reboot? I try to shutdown as my user el but get this response: el@voyager ~ $ shutdown now shutdown: you must be root to do that! Usage: shutdown ...
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Windows couldn't shutdown, then It starts without aero

Yesterday I turned off my pc which has Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit. It didn't turn off so I forced it off as it was getting late. Now I turn it on to find out that stuff like windows aero didn't load. ...
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Does shutdown /f allows applications to exit?

I would like to reboot a set of machines each night. If possible I want the applications to have time to cleanly exit. Will shutdown /f allow applications to exit and, if need be, kill them on a ...
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Probe in USB Socket Caused Computer to Power off

A 110V-220V Electronic Tester Screwdriver was inserted into USB Slot and the entire computer was powered off. I thought the PSU might have been short circuited. I pressed the power button several ...
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Laptop won't shut down

I have sluiced down my Dell N5110, then I washed it with distilled water and fortunately it is working. And of course I have, as I see, one problem: when I shut down my PC, hard disk stops (hard disc ...
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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 enters suspended state, will not wake

I have a strange problem that's been happening with a PC of mine, an HP desktop running Windows 7 32-bit. In the past couple months, the PC will occasionally go into what appears to be a hard drive ...
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How to shutdown my laptop automatically if I'm away for 30 minutes [duplicate]

I'm using a Dell Inspiron N5110 running Windows 7. Please tell me how to shutdown my laptop automatically if I'm away from it for 30 minutes or more.
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Computer starts up two seconds after shutdown

My Gigabyte GA EP41T UD3L restarts after shutdown, even when no HDD is connected. I tried to change the CPU RAM RAM slot graphics card with HDD without HDD with DVD-ROM power button restart button ...
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win7 Shutdown script does not wait for vmware to shutdown

I want to shut down a virtual machine guest operating system before windows 7 host is shut down when pressing the shutdown button. I've tried the solution suggested here ...
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Notebook powers off way before battery is on a critical level

I have a notebook from Asus which is about to make its second year of life. I have absolutely no problems with full battery capacity, which is about 2 and a half hours, only 30 minutes or so less than ...
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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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computer suddenly shuts down (win8)

I have a problem with a computer. It sometimes shuts down for no reason and I have to unplug the power cord to restart it. I recently changed the fan to the power supply so I doubt it's overheating ...
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My 13 Mac Keeps Shutting Off

My MAC OS version 10.6.8 keeps shutting down. It shuts down about every 15 minutes. I've tried installing the firmware update, doing a SMC reset, I checked the battery and it says normal. Any ...
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Laptop shuts down while playing games, feels cool

My laptop has been shutting down completely after around 10 or 15 minutes in a game. I've seen dozens of posts on multiple websites with the same problem, and everyone suggests that the laptop is ...
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Laptop is not shutting down after configuration

I need an answer to why my laptop is not shutting down. Whenever it restarts or shutdown it was configuring and I let that happen for an hour. When I came back to it had been shutting down for the ...
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What's a good way to get a Mac to shutdown without monitor or remote logic access?

My Mac is running on a UPS, but the UPS isn't powerful enough to handle both the Mac and the monitor as the same time; so the monitor is not on the UPS. The result is that when there is a power ...
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Samsung Syncmaster S22A460 issue

I recently got this monitor from a friend and it worked perfectly fine for a month for him but soon it simply turned on, had the info-input box on the top left corner that said digital/analog (it ...
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Lubuntu 13.04 won't shutdown, keeps re-starting

I wanted to show my kid Minecraft running in Chrome on my Lenovo A55 PC with Lubuntu 13.04. This unfortunately hung up the pc, in the end forcing me to shutdown the PC by pressing the power button for ...
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My computer shut down by itself

My computer is 7 years old (with small changes). It shut down by itself and I think there is a problem with the temperature. CPU Type: DualCore Intel Pentium D 945, 3416 MHz (17 x 201) Motherboard ...
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NAS not shutting down

I'm running a network attached storage appliance (Iomega ix2-200) which is running some sort of Debian variant. Recently, the unit has been unable to shutdown cleanly, either via the web interface or ...
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No guest shutdown in Linux/Ubuntu?

I had to shut down a bunch of Linux boxes tonight because we have an upcoming power outage for the whole building. I did not know any passwords for most of the boxes. So, (on the Ubuntu desktop) I ...
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Changing power button behavior to reset/restart in Windows 7

I have searched all over and cannot find a definitive answer about whether or not it is possible to set a chassis power button to reset/restart instead of shutdown. I know that the options available ...
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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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Windows 8 takes too long to shut down

Windows 8 which I installed recently (from factory recovery image) suddenly now takes too long to shut down, around 2 minutes and 20 seconds. I tried disabling and enabling "Fast Startup" but that ...
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Computer randomly powered off at exactly 3 am

I am running a Zentyal server at home, set up to run as a gateway, file server, etc. It is running on a fairly standard computer with standard hardware (Intel i3, 8GB RAM, 300W power supply). A few ...
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Is it dangerous to use the windows' shutdown.exe command to turn off the computer?

I use this command in autoit to turn off my laptop, if a timer runs out Run(@SystemDir & "\shutdown.exe /f /s /t 10", "", @SW_MAXIMIZE) It works fine most of the time, but occasionally I ...
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Random restart around 12:30 am

I just built myself a new computer. I usually leave it on when I go to sleep, and keep uTorrent on to avoid automatic logout from inactivity. After running normal for like two weeks, the windows ...
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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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Force shutdown of Windows VM via ACPI or script

At work we've got a Windows Server 2003 VM that we want to shut down when the host operating system (Linux) shuts down. We have this working except for when a user has logged in and locked the screen. ...
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Hyper-V Virtual Machine Suspending on Host Shutdown (Integration Services Installed)

I'm trying to get a VM time synced with a 64-Bit Windows 8 host upon host shutdown and startup. Linux Integration Services is installed on the virtual machine and all integration services are enabled ...
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Windows 7 always shows me an exclamation mark on the shutdown button

I have a Windows 7 Brazilian Portuguese box, but from the beginning of the year it always shows me an exclamation mark on the shutdown button, even if there are no updates. I think I need to ...
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How to configure Windows 8 me to ask when I want update to be run?

Maybe it is Murphy's law that whenever I need to shutdown my laptop and leave as soon as possible (to catch a bus or something:) ) Windows always starts updating and it takes ages. It is very annoying ...
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Schedule Computer to Shutdown and Turn on

I have a small computer running Windows Server 2012 for storing files for remote access during the day. At night, the machine is not needed. Ideally, I'd like the machine to do the following: ...
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Automatically shut down Windows XP after completed MS Backup

A computer in the office is running daily backups (as scheduled task) with the Windows XP built in backup software. The backups are slowing down the computer too much, so we want the backup to run ...
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Laptops overheats and shuts off when I play games

I've recently been getting in to playing PC games on my laptop, but unfortunately nearly every time I play, my computer overheats and shuts off after 5-10 minutes. Although I have not checked the ...
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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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Desktop PC won't turn off (turns back on)

I have an old (2006/2007) Medion 8818 desktop of which i replaced the broken FSP300-60GTM 300W PSU with a new LC500H-12 V2.2 500W PSU. It has no HDD. Thermaltake's Dr.Power II said my new PSU is fine. ...
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How to impede Linux shutting down my computer unless I explicitly want it?

This is a very general question. Let's say that some unwanted process randomly sends the shutdown signal and thus turns my server down. I don't manage to find the offending program, but I badly need ...
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Is is possible to let a shutdown script execute before services get terminated?

I am currently trying to build a shutdown script for a windows server 2012 which will perform a planned failover to my replica server when the primary shuts down. My problem is that the shutdown ...
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PC HDD is making loud noise when shutting down

Every time my HDD turns off - whether because I shut down my PC or Windows turns the HDD itself due to Power Plan settings - it makes a clicking noise, similar to the sound of fan lightly hitting a ...
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Windows 8 resets volume on shutdown but not on reboot

I've just installed Windows 8 64bit and have picked up a problem. I have a Creative X-Fi Titanium PCI-E sound card installed and have the latest drivers from their website (2.17.0009). Windows seems ...
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If a modern CPU runs DOS OK, is the apparent thermal shutdown in Win XP real?

I have an oldish laptop which is shutting down due to an apparent thermal overload. I want to determine if the overload is real or somehow imagined. Usually the shutdown occurs just as I logon to Win ...
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How to troubleshoot hang during reboot

My Ubuntu box recently started hanging during reboot. It occurs during the "shutdown" process - before the machine actually resets (bios screen flashing by?). I have to force a shutdown with the power ...
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Computer restarts on shutdown

I have an Acer Aspire 5742Z. When I shutdown the computer from my OS it will shutdown but then turn back on. I've experienced this from Windows 8, Ubuntu and Linux Mint so I don't think it's related ...
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Can my Windows 8 computer turn on by itself?

At my workplace, I fully shut down my Windows 8 machine each night before going home. The last couple of mornings, it was turned on when I arrived. Is there some kind of Deep Magic that Windows 8 can ...