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

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PC Shut Down & Blue Screening?

I have recently upgraded my motherboard in my computer before that I had a standard small board but now I have a big gaming one (forgot the exact size names think its atx or something) Anyway, ...
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What would happen if my computer shuts down while BitLocker is encrypting my OS partition?

The title is the question. I am now enctypting a 107 GB partition and it takes ages. I am dying to know what would happen if the encryption was stopped by, let's say, a thermal shutdown or if the ...
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How to reboot/shutdown Windows 8 without the mouse?

Nowadays on Windows 7, if I have no mouse on my computer I just press Win Button+->+Enter: This makes my computer shutdown without needing to use a mouse. However, on Windows 8, I need the mouse to ...
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How to properly shutdown my CentOS VM

Usually, I just do a sudo /sbin/shutdown now when in my VM and wait for it to logout into the bash shell. Then after that I just go to Power > Power Off. Is this the right way to shutdown my CentOS ...
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Windows 8 cannot shut down, hibernate or sleep. It can only restart

Hoping to get lucky as i've tried to fix this problem for months. I was using my PC to fix the BCD of another. I accidentally altered my own boot records which got me in a bit of strife. After many ...
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Preventing unused spare hdd from spinning up during suspend and shutdown

I recently replaced my sata hdd with an ssd, and keeping the hdd in as a spare. It's not used, not event mounted to filesystem. Yet, when suspending or shutting down the system, it quickly spins up, ...
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Is it still necessary to shut down computers?

Nowadays with our modern operating systems, is it necessary to fully shutdown computers instead of choosing to stand-by or hibernate computers (desktops and laptops)? Would there be any side-effects ...
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How to make Wake-on-Lan consistent?

I have a remote system configured for Wake-on-LAN. It has been tested successfully. But sometimes it doesn't work. For instance, today it worked once, but when I shut down and tried again, it didn't ...
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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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PC not turning off

I am trying to shut down my PC but it is not shutting down! I am using windows 7. When I say shut down (from start menu), windows is shutting down screen comes up. After several seconds display goes ...
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Make Windows 7 shutdown/restart more graceful

After a few days it inevitably comes round that I need to restart my machine. (Gut feeling that things would be better after a reboot or just plain old Windows update). There's a screen that pops up ...
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Alt+F4 not showing 'Shut Down' in HP G62

I have a HP G62 notebook which runs on Windows 7 Home Premiun 64 bit. I commonly use Alt+F4 to shut down most of the Windows systems I use. But Alt+F4 is not showing a window to shut down my HP. Why ...
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How can I shut down the PC after specified amount of time?

How would you go about turning you computer after a specified amount of time? I listen music before I go to sleep and would like to be able to shutdown my computer after a specified amount of time. ...
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Shutting down machine without having to press the physical button

On a Windows Server 2003, whenever we want to shut it down, after Windows completed its stops, we have a display saying that we can now properly shut down the machine. "It is now safe to shut down ...
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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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Are upstart jobs guaranteed to be given time to run?

I am writing an upstart job that runs a shell script at startup and shutdown which synchronizes some files with a remote machine using rsync. The script can sometimes take a long time to complete if ...
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My laptop won't power on after an unexpected shutdown

I have an HP 6930 Elite book. I was just charging it in the afternoon yesterday while making a Word document on it and it suddenly got shutdown. No warning, no alert, no notification, just a sudden ...
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Windows XP - shutdown without administrator privileges and without group policies for shutdown.exe

I am facing a problem at my workplace: I have a Windows XP comupter with no administrator rights granted. I would like to be able to shutdown my local machine from the command line. I already tried ...
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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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Ubuntu sometimes immediately shuts down when power button is pressed (but only sometimes)

I'm running Ubuntu 13.10 on my Lenovo Y500 laptop, and I'm getting strange behavior surrounding the power button. The series of events goes something like this: I turn on my computer and enter ...
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Pc Black screen then shuts down while logging in Windows 8

I was working on my papers recently, but then I took a 30 min break. So I shutdown my pc and went for a break. When I came back, powered up my pc, and entered my password, the screen immediately ...
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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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Light sleep for Win 8 Laptops

Is there some program allowing custom Sleeping configuration in Windows 8 on laptop? I would like to set up these options: turning off CPU turning off Fan turning off HDD turning off screen keeping ...
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Newly Assembled Custom PC Suddenly Shuts Off (During Gaming)

Here are my system specs: Intel Core i7 4930K GIGABYTE GA-X79-UP4 Motherboard G.SKILL Sniper Series 16GB DDR3 2133 (PC3 17000) EVGA 03G-P4-2884-KR GeForce GTX 780 Ti Superclocked 3GB Seagate Hybrid ...
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How to shutdown laptop automatically after certain process [duplicate]

I want to know how to shut down my laptop automatically after completion of certain task. I know how to do that settings in control panel but i just want my laptop to shutdown automatically after ...
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computer start automatically after shutdown

My computer start again after shutdown. I recognized that this happen only when LAN cable is connected to modem. But that isn't a good way to disconnect It on every shut down & hibrnate. also, I ...
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How to shut down the computer without the update on Windows 7?

Sometimes when my Win 7 machine has programs that crashed, maybe Firefox, or IE, I would like to shut down the computer without installing any Windows update. That's because I worry that if IE or ...
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Any ramifications to disabling ClearPageFile

I am runing a Dell XPS 15z with a quad core I7, 8gb ram, 7200rpm hdd, windows 7 ultimate. My laptop was taking around 3 minutes to shut down, which seemed far too high to me. I did a bit of ...
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What do you do when you're not allowed to turn off the computer (but must)?

We've all been there. You're installing a new major system for a client and you're finishing up with installing all required updates and this happens. Image taken from petur.eu Or, more ...
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What is wrong with this Windows shutdown command?

I am using Windows 7 and XP. I want to run a script to run this command: shutdown /p /f /t 120 On Windows 7, it shows that an error occurred, but I think I am using it correctly.
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Windows is shutting down screen takes a long 20 minutes

I have an old Windows XP Pro SP1 machine that is having a problem shutting down. In know that XP takes longer to shut down than to startup, but 20 minutes is a little excessive. It always does shut ...
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PC shutting down with hardware failure

In last 5 month, something weird happening to my PC. By the hardware there is no problem persist. As all hardware installed are working normally, like Fan on CPU, GPU, PSU and no circuit was broken or ...
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Force Close Processes at Shutdown

I have a windows 8 computer, and it routinely will hang when trying to shut down and displays the "Waiting for processing to finish" page. Sometimes it will be on this page all night unless I notice ...
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What's the “System” process on Windows and how to restart it if suspended?

Yesterday, I entered the "Resource Monitor" (using the command "perfmon.exe /res") on Windows 7 in order to check out what process was using my external hard drive, since I wasn't able to remove it ...
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How to display details during Linux system shutdown?

By using "details" here, I am talking something like this: [ OK ] Stopped Getty on tty1. [ OK ] Stopped Entropy Harvesting Daemon. [ OK ] Unmounted Temporary /etc/pacman.d/gnupg directory. .. ...
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What permissions do I need to give my user to run “shutdown -r 5” command from cron?

I’m have a bash script that I run in /etc/crontab on Linux $ uname -a Linux mymachine.com 3.4.76-65.111.amzn1.x86_64 #1 SMP Tue Jan 14 21:06:49 UTC 2014 x86_64 x86_64 x86_64 GNU/Linux The bash ...
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Ubuntu shutdown fail “* Killing all remaining processes…”

I have a fresh installation of Ubuntu Server. "reboot" works, but shutdown fails on the * Killing all remaining processes... step. I am using: sudo shutdown now After the failure, indicated by ...
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new computer boots fine but shuts down after 9 minutes when sata drives are attached [closed]

rebuilding a computer after a failed motherboard - went together well - windows 7 but if I connect the sata drives and boot the drive to the OS and let it sit - it shuts itself off after nine minutes. ...
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Laptop Powers On Only When the Frame is Tweaked

I have a laptop that will power on and then immediately shutdown unless I prop something thin under the bottom left corner of the frame and depress the center near the mouse pad. Once it boots it will ...
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Three beeps and then nothing? [closed]

My sister was using her computer just like she does everyday before the screen suddenly went black and she couldn't do anything. She then held the power button down to shut it off completely, because ...
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Hard drive has this tendency to just shut off

I have this 'new' Dell work laptop for less than a month now. Something happened today that happened once on this laptop just recently before and also rarely on other computers that I've used. I was ...
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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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How to Prevent Child Account to Shut Down Windows 8

I am using Windows 8.1 and I have set a child account for my son. When he wants to use the computer, I switch to his child account without signing out from my account (because i have a lot of open ...
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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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Fans go to 100% during shutdown, Waiting for background programs to close

After telling the computer to shutdown, the Waiting for background programs to close. screen pops up, but does not actually list any programs that it's waiting on. The fans also kick up to full ...
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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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How to prevent remote users from shutting down/rebooting the Windows? [duplicate]

Is it there any way to prevent remote users from shutting down/rebooting the Windows. follows these steps: Unfortunately, I cannot disable remote access to my computer. Is there a way to prevent ...
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Is it there any way to prevent alt+f4 shutdown in windows

I face the problem of my coworker often shutdowns by simply pressing alt+f4 often he shut downs it. Is it there any way to stop this kind of activities in order to prevent accidental shutdown?
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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?