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

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Windows : How to detect if computer was shut down remotely?

A computer in domain is randomly shut down by someone (he was caught once)! He uses shutdown /s /f /t 0 /m \\computername in windows command line to accomplish this. After the incident some ...
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Shutdown Windows 8 [duplicate]

How to shutdown completely windows 8, because this "shutdown" command only hibernates , and some programs just don't like it, and don't run until I restart the pc... is there a way to change the ...
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Windows 8 Not Shutting Down Properly With Fast Start-Up Enabled

While Fast start-up is enabled, on turning the computer off (shutdown) the computer idles for about 5min after logging out/screen turning off. It then turns off. On returning into Windows I receive ...
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How can I show a confirmation if a Shutdown/Restart command was not issued from an actual user?

Is there a way to have a confirmation dialog whenever a shutdown or restart command is not issued by the physical person sitting behind the keyboard? In other words, whenever a shutdown or restart is ...
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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 ...
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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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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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command for restart system properly making it ask for save/close open applications

I'm trying to edit a notepad's .txt on the desktop, and then restart: normally, when I press the restart button from the start menu, it allows me to save the .txt file: and then it shows me 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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Windows 7 laptop shuts down after '10 appears in web address bar

Four days ago, my Dell Inspiron with Windows 7 began to shut down randomly for no reason. Prior to shutting down, '10 appears in the address-bar of the browser even when a web address is already in ...
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Restart and then automatically shutdown windows 8 [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How to instruct Windows 8 NOT to perform a fast shutdown? Windows 8 has a hybrid shutdown that has some (perhaps minor) downsides. Hybrid shutdown is faster, so I do ...
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Run script when shutting down Ubuntu before the logged in user is logged out

I'm writing a script to backup some local directories on a Unix machine (Ubuntu) to a Samba drive. The script works fine and I've got it running at shutdown and restart using the method described at ...
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Best practice for laptop: sleep or shutting down [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Computer care: Hibernate, Sleep or Shut Down? My laptop takes forever to load up. I normally don't ever shut down. I just close the lid and put it in my bag. Is this ...
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Why do I lose my cookies when Internet Explorer is not shut down correctly?

I'm using Internet Explorer 9 in a "normal" way, i.e. not doing InPrivate browsing, not having it configured to delete cookies on exit etc. If Internet Explorer is open when my computer shuts down ...
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How do I shutdown a Linux box without running init 0

I want to shutdown my computer as if power was cut off (don't ask me why). How do I do this under Linux?
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What's an easy way to shut down a computer that I'm connected to via RDP

I have a secondary machine on my local network that I usually use via RDP. Most of the time, it's on 24/7, but there are times when I may want to shut it down from the RDP client machine. The ...
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Automatic shutdown prompt on Windows 7

I'd like to download and install an app into my Windows 7 machine that at a fixed time, will automatically popup a shutdown timer, that can be cancelled if an user is actively using the computer, but ...
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how to properly (or alternatively?) shutdown linux from terminal?

I wrote sudo shutdown now on my ubuntu VM terminal and the results were not what i expected. I expected results similar to shutting down through the desktop GUI but instead it shut down rather quickly ...
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Shutdown and apply updates with OS X

Is it possible to shutdown + update the Mac ? It's annoying to wait for it to restart when I just want to click update and go home. I've seen this once on a MacBook and I can't find how to do it.
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How do I remove the logoff option from the Windows XP shutdown dialog?

I have a handful of Windows XP workstations available for public use. They are configured to autologin at startup. However, for some reason when some users finish using the workstation, they have the ...
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Linux shutdown in 30 seconds?

Simple question: what params can be used to shutdown a computer running Linux/OSX in 30 seconds? I've always run Windows, where I would go shutdown -s -t 30 but the parameters are different. I've ...
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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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Computer shuts down without warning

I have a problem with my Packard Bell EasyNote TS11HR laptop. Whenever I play any games, my computer just shuts down after 5mins playing. Without any warning at all. I already did some research on ...
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Computer only works on its side

My Windows 7 computer started shutting down seemingly randomly recently. Basically, within a 10-120 seconds from hitting the power button, the computer just powers off as if I unplugged it. No BSOD, ...
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Quick Mac OS X shut-down icon

How would I create an icon on my Mac OS X desktop, to do a "shut down"? (With... or without... the "are you sure" verification.)
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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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Possible PSU Issue?

I have a computer that is about 4 years old and has an even older PSU. A few weeks ago, it started behaving strangely. The system seems to be running as normal in most cases- except when I fire up ...
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PC reboots instead of shutting down, no software problem. What could be the cause?

I have a PC here that prefers rebooting to shutting down. Every time I try to shut the PC down it reboots, however it is possible to turn the PC off by pressing the power button. The problem is not ...
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How to easily shutdown OSX

There are certain programs that I always run that interrupt the shutdown process. When I try to shut down my laptop a message pops up saying that a program interrupted the shutdown process, but when I ...
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Why does Windows hang (until I press and hold the power button) after issuing a software shut down/restart?

My server, which I built with some spare computer parts, does not power off after when I shut down from the OS. When I try to shut down, Windows closes all programs and goes through the shutdown ...
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How can I disable Shutdown Event Tracker in Windows Server 2008?

When I want shutdown Windows Server 2008, that ask some question about reason why I want shutdown Windows Server. How can I disable this stage (Event Tracker) in Windows Server 2008?
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Why does my powershell startup/shutdown script execute from “C:\” but not from “C:\Program Files”

I have created a powershell script I would like run at shutdown, and when I add it using gpedit.msc it executes exactly the way I would like. However, I want to move it from C:\xyz.ps1 to C:\Program ...
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Would I notice any difference from restart Windows via cmd and restart via Windows GUI?

I remote desktop my server computer a lot and I often use cmd to restart or shutdown the computer when it's needed. When in remote desktop you aren't allowed the option to restart unless you press Alt ...
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Computer suddenly shuts down

I've just moved in to a new apartment. I put my PC in the trunk of my car, and when I hooked everything up in my new place, the computer would shutdown on boot (usually after entering password on ...
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Is there a way to shutdown the computer when Dropbox finishes synching?

We are using Dropbox and sometimes put large files in it. And our connection is not fast enough. So we want the computer to shutdown when Dropbox finishes its work. Is there a way to do this? In ...
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How can I add a warning before I turn off my computer?

I want to use TeamViewer on my work PC to work from home when I need to. Being a creature of habit I'm afraid i'll click the shutdown button on the friday before the week-end when I need it the ...
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What could possibly cause my computer to power down at random times?

I have recently bought a new Power Supply and a new graphics card. My PC ran smoothly for a few months now but since a couple of days I'm having a strange problem. I am trying to isolate the problem ...
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Remote machine running XP won't shutdown, which processes should I kill and in what order?

Unable to restart or shutdown remote Windows XP using psshutdown or psexec/shutdown. I tried shutdown -s -t 0, but this failed. Pulling the power isn't an option as no one at machine to do this. I'm ...
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How can I install updates and shut down from the command line?

I know that there is a simple way to shutdown the computer in command prompt, but is it possible to do system updates and then shutdown the computer in command prompt? For example, when Vista needs ...
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Difference between Turning off a computer and Restarting it?

What is the difference between restarting the computer and turning it off and powering it on again?
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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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How do I make ESXi 5.0 to shutdown virtual machines when the physical power button is pushed?

I have a home NAS/DLNA server built out of an HP Micro Server with the HP branded VMware ESXi 5.0.0 build-623860 (free license) installed. Being a home media center I'd like it to be "manageable" by ...
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PC shut downs automatically after 10-20 second. No POST screen, no beeps

I have this not-so-old computer that's not being used for a year or so. Specs: Motherboard: ASUS PN5-E SLI CPU: Intel Core2Duo E4300 RAM:2x2GB SuperTalent DDR2-800 VGA: Zogis GeForce 7950GT PSU: ...
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Windows 7 low and critical battery levels cannot be set lower than 10%

How do I change the low and critical battery levels to below 10%? I understand that this is a reasonable limit for most portable computers, but what about those with large batteries? On my computer ...
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Developer is requesting that I symlink /sbin/shutdown to /bin/shutdown, why?

A developer who is build a bespoke system for my company is asking me to set the following symlink, and I'm not sure whether there is any point to this at all, and why the developer can't just change ...
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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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Windows 7 Shutdown Delay

I am experiencing an issue with Windows 7 Professional. The computer experiences some issues randomly (internet connectivity, slows down, etc). At this point I will try to shutdown the computer, ...
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How can I disable Windows XP shutdown while still allowing log out/restart?

I want to disable the "shut down" option on a Windows XP machine whose case and power button is not easily accessible. Users must still be able to restart and logout, but not shut down. Is this ...
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How to remote shutdown a win XP machine from linux?

How do you remotely shutdown an XP host from a linux machine? I know that you can use shutdown /s /f /m \IP_GOES_HERE From windows, but how would you do that from linux? (wine does not port the ...
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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 ...