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

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Power LED always stays on after shutting down the laptop

I am using a Dell n5050 laptop, recently I noticed that I have a problem with my laptop. Namely, the power LED always stays on after shutting down the laptop. I've found two options: long press of ...
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What is the proper way to enable a normal user to shutdown, halt or reboot the computer?

My dirty solution is to chmod +s /sbin/shutdown. It works but this is probably not good practice and insecure. Moreover after some system updates the suid bit gets reset. What would be the correct way ...
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Shutting down a computer over the LAN

I want a command to shut down a computer on my LAN network that is running Windows 7 and has no password set. Is there any way to do this?
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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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Random desktop powerdowns - what else can I check?

My main PC, an 8-year old Dimension 2350, started powering down randomly today (as in monitor says "no signal" and all power is cut, and NOT the progressive Windows shutdown that happens you ...
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How can I find out which service is keeping Vista from restarting?

Running Vista on my Toshiba laptop for several years now. Recently, I noticed it will not restart - I have to power cycle it. I have enabled Verbose Status messages, so I know it's stuck at "Stopping ...
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Windows 7, PC Shut Down when CPU is HOT!

Recently I installed a copy of Windows 7 Professional on my Acer 5735Z Laptop and when the CPU (Dual Core T3200) gets Hot the Laptop is Shutting Down. So my question is: Does Windows 7 has a ...
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New build shuts down randomly - insufficient power?

I have an ongoing problem with my new build shutting down randomly. It is very sporadic: it can be 5 times a day, or once in 5 days. My temperatures are fine, I have tested the wall sockets and have ...
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Monitor doesn't sleep on power off

The monitor that came with my computer doesn't sleep on shutdown or computer standby. This is particularly annoying since it's an LCD, so the monitor is black but the backlight is still on. I know the ...
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Is there a way to shutdown the computer after defrag with the builtin Windows 7 defrag tool?

I don't like running defrag when I use the computer, so I want to start it before going to bed and let it do its work and have it shut down the computer when it's done. I haven't find an option for ...
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Why does my laptop shut down on its own?

My laptop shuts down. It happened several times so far, and there is a pattern; after I leave it for an hour or so, power saving activates, and then I start using it again for 10 - 15 minutes when ...
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Windows 10 keeps restarting my PC after shutdown

I installed Windows 10 after an upgrade to Windows 8, however I find that it restarts my PC within 30 minutes of shutting it down. I switched off scheduled updates but it still happens, quite freaky ...
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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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How to Shutdown PC by Pressing Power Button without asking confirmations?

I always Hibernate my PC. Sometimes when I boot, it does not recognize the mouse/keyboard or any USB devices. I've also setup it to go in sleep in 5 minutes. In that case I can't restart the PC so ...
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Clear the TEMP folder on shutdown

I am following some instructions in More Ways To Speed Up Windows XP to help speed up my computer. One of those was to delete the temp folder on shutdown. Yet after I shutdown and then boot up, the ...
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How to restrict use of a computer?

Suppose that some person is insomniac because of a bad habit of chatting on the IRC every night until 3AM. That completely ruins this person's life because he is unable to wake up on time to attend ...
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Vista stuck at “Shutting down…” screen. Any way to get verbose logging?

My home machine has been running fine for about 3 years, no problems at all. Within the last couple of weeks it's had real trouble trying to shut down. It'll get so far and then just sit there at the "...
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Why does net rpc shutdown fail with the right credentials?

The command $ net rpc SHUTDOWN -f -I xxx.xxx.xxx.xxx -U uname%psswd Fails with the following errors: Could not connect to server xxx.xxx.xxx.xxx The username or password was not correct. ...
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How do I auto turn-off a DOS ONLY machine using software? The PC has NO POWER SWITCH

I have an old PC that has no power switch (it's a long story). It is running DOS 6.20. I am looking for an interrupt call or anything to turn off the computer using software as I need it to turn off ...
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How do I run a script before everything else on shutdown with systemd?

Note: Briefly formulated question can be found at the bottom. I have a script which makes a backup of my files onto an external USB drive. Executing it can take a while, depending on the amount of ...
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How do I show hidden background processes waiting to close?

When I shut down my computer, a few moments later Windows opens a window waiting for a background program that needs to close. But it doesn't tell me what the background process is, unlike XP. It's ...
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How does systemctl schedule system shutdown?

When I type shutdown -h +30, Linux somehow schedules runlevel's change within 30 minutes. On Debian, /sbin/shutdown is symbolic link to /bin/systemctl. My tests indicate that shutdown does not use ...
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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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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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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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A keyboard shortcut for the “status menu” in GNOME 3

Is there a keyboard shortcut, or can a keyboard shortcut be defined, to open the GNOME 3 "status menu" (the one in the upper right corner with your name on it that you use to log out, restart or shut ...
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how to troubleshoot shutdown problems in windows 7

I have a desktop with windows 7 ultimate installed. Whenever I shut it down from the start button. The text that says that it is logging off and shutting down is present and the monitor blacks out and ...
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How can I automatically let my Windows boot and shutdown?

I want my PC to boot at 9am and shutdown at 10pm every day, is there a way to do that on Windows? Of course maybe don't go off completely, but hibernate or something like that.
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Implement a Shutdown Confirmation?

How do I configure Windows 10 so that it displays a confirmation dialog every time I press the Shut down button? Sometimes I would shutdown my computer accidentally, as the sleep button is just ...
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How to skip shutdown of public linux (debain based) system?

I am running a program on a public computer and I want to avoid that other people may shut down it. I do have the root password. How to skip the shutdown using some commands? I have zero idea of ...
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Can you ever lose saved information from a bad hibernation/boot on Windows?

Modern Windows versions hibernate by default rather than shutting down. I remember hearing that you can lose data, even when you have saved it to disk, if the hibernation process or the boot up goes ...
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O&O Defrag: How do you auto-shutdown after defragging a hard drive?

I want to do defragmentation and then auto-shutdown the computer after the defragmentation has complete. In O&O Defrag, there's a feature where you're able to execute a certain job after ...
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Windows 8 Not Shutting Down Properly

New question specifically regarding this: Windows 8 Not Shutting Down Properly With Fast Start-Up Enabled (somewhat solved) Since installing Windows 8, the computer hasn't been shutting down ...
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How can I shut down Windows 7 from an iPhone over my LAN?

Preferably something fast that doesn't require a extra service on Windows 7, but I'm open for any suggestions. Cydia and Apple app store available. I am currently doing shutdown -s through RDP, but ...
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Shutting down your computer, and bringing it back up

I know a lot of people just leave their desktops on all night (including me) and resume zombi-ness in the morning. However, other than possible memory leaks, what are the pitfalls of this? I've seen ...
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how can I invoke Mac OS X shutdown programmatically?

when a user presses the shutdown form the menu which process or file is called in return of this to shutdown the mac os also the directory path of the process regards.
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My PC shuts down everytime I open my Yahoo Messenger

Whenever I open my Yahoo Messenger or any installed games my PC shuts down. Error says it is caused by the file nv4_disp. What should I do?
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Windows XP shut down window very slow to appear

I click Start->Shut Down and the Shut Down window takes 5 minutes to appear. This problem doesn't happen after a fresh boot, it only happens after I have been logged on for awhile. I am using a ...
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Computer tends to freeze and shutdown

I have a Lenovo ThinkCentre computer, Lenovo M92p with Intel Core i7 3770, 2 x 8GB Ram and a built in Intel HD 4000 Graphics, running Windows 10 Home. The computer always runs quiet, and almost never ...
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Disable Mac OS X server's administrator shutdown prompt?

I’ve just installed Mac OS X Server (version: 4.1 (14S1092) on Mac OS X: 10.10.3 (14D136)). Whenever I try to shut it down (as a local interactive user), I keep seeing a prompt that requires me to ...
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Do Linux Live CDs properly shut down USB devices when you power off?

I’ve been using a Live CD with a USB drive that has my KeePassX database on it, when I shut the system down I noticed that the USB light doesn’t shut off before it asks me to remove the media (CD) and ...
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How to disable software-initiated overheat shutdown (due to broken sensors) in Windows 8?

A power spike broke the CPU temperature sensor on my motherboard. Memtest86+ runs fine. However, neither Linux nor Windows boots under default options. Windows simply shuts down during boot. Linux ...
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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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Run script at shutdown/reboot with systemd

I would like to run a script file when the system is called for shutdown/ reboot from 'reboot' and 'shutdown' commands. And if possible, also hard shutdowns like 'init 0' or 'poweroff'. How would I go ...
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How do I shutdown Slitaz from terminal?

I have Slitaz installed on my home server and the only way of interfacing with it is through and SSH connection. I have tried shutdown -h now But it only tells me shutdown is not a command So I ...
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How do I disable the Guest user from shutting down the PC while the Admin is logged in?

I'm running Windows 7 Ultimate. I found out how to disable the Guest user from shutting down at all, but then they can't shutdown even if Admin account is logged off. Edit: To clarify a little, say I ...
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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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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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Laptop shutdown right after lid is closed

I own an ASUS G750JS, which never had a problem till now. When I am on my computer and I close the lid for the night, it suddenly shuts down. Sometimes it goes to sleep but 90 percent of the time its ...
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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 ...