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

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Windows 10 - explorer.exe -The instruction at referenced memory could not be written

I recently upgraded to windows 10, and when I turn off or restart the computer, I get this message : explorer.exe - Application Error : The instruction at 0x0000000180001610 referenced memory at ...
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i7 4790K | Shutdown while running Prime95 and RealBench

The computer experiences a hard reset instantly with Prime95 "Small FFTs" torture test (also with the "Blend" test but after 30 minutes) and after 4-5 passess of RealBench benchmark without any kind ...
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Laptop fan gets loud and shuts down computer then have Issues with programs

My laptop will rarely act up and shut down on its own. When it does, I boot it back up and once it boots, I have issues running things I ran just fine previously. Before the shut-down, I could run a ...
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Windows 10 shutdown very slow

I installed windows 10 one week ago, it was working fine. But yesterday, after an auto update and installing some Modern UI app, my laptop shutdown became very slow, after the screen was turned off ...
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Laptop shuts down randomly

Model: HP Pavillion 15-e010au I had a water damage accident about a year ago. Milk spill. Since then i have left the laptop in the closet for a year. Now when i turn on the laptop: Battery power: ...
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Why does my HP ProBook 450 G2 sometimes shut down slowly?

I have on my HP ProBook 450 G2 installed Windows 10 and Ubuntu 15.04. Everything works fine exept sometimes the laptop is shutting down very slow. This is happening both, in Windows and in Ubuntu. ...
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Avoid “system will shut down in 10 minutes” using shutdown on windows

Is it possible to avoid the message that displays that the system will shut down in ten minutes if using the following command? shutdown -s -t 3600
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Luminous UPS turns off automatically when system left idle

I have Luminous UPS. When my UPS is on battery mode and system is idle it automatically turns off my computer. I have made sure it’s not due to low battery because when I start the UPS again it works ...
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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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Data Corruption in binary files from forceful shutdown of computer

I saved some data in a binary file using C++. Two minutes after the data was saved, the power to the computer was suddenly cut off. When I restarted the computer the data was corrupted. When I read ...
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How to setup Kubuntu to hibernate when I press the power button on my laptop?

I'm using Kubuntu and expected something similar to Windows's Power Management applet in the Control Panel. I want my laptop to Hibernate when I press the power button, instead of doing it manually ...
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What is Hybrid shut down in Windows Operating System and why it didn't effect in windows8.1 for the shutdown issue?

I had a problem with Windows 10 shutting down so I checked the Microsoft Community ,there I tried the solution of turning off fast start-up/disabling hybrid shutdown and it worked. As this was ...
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Autostart and shutdown Amazon instance

I want to automatically start and shutdown an amazon instance. I want to autostart my amazon instance, execute a rsync command to synchronize a directory, and after that completes shutdown the ...
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Laptop goes into sleep mode when already shutting down

I have a Dell E6530 laptop with Windows 10. When I shut down Windows and then close the laptop a few seconds later, it begins to shut down but still into sleep mode. When I press the power button ...
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How to force a “confirm shutdown” in Windows 7 [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Windows7: Howto force a “do you really want to shutdown?” dialog Whenever I choose Shutdown from the Start Menu, Windows 7 begins shutting down immediately. ...
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How to shutdown the computer when a specific application is closed in Windows 10?

I am using Windows 10 64 bit. I have an application running and when it is done doing what it does, it closes. Is there a way to shutdown my computer automatically when that program closes? I did ...
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Win10 hybrid shutdown won't work. Neither will DISM

My initial problem is that since I upgraded to Windows 10 computer won't resume after a hybrid shutdown or hibernation, as I explained in more detail here: Windows 10 won't shut down properly on ASUS ...
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“It is now safe to turn off the computer” on Windows 7

Previous Windows versions sometimes (when the computer had ACPI disabled) showed a black screen with "It is now safe to turn off the computer" instead of powering down. Is there a way to enable this ...
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Laptop powers down during startup

I have seen a few similar questions here but none of them helped me. When I press the power button, the computer starts just fine, the Windows are loading just fine, then heavy fanning (REALLY loud) ...
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How to determine which program is causing Window to have trouble logging off or shutting down?

When logging off Windows 7 SP1 or turning off the computer, how does one quickly diagnose which program is causing the system to issue a warning that a process needs to close? This post, does a great ...
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Antergos Linux gnome3 powerbuttons disapeared

I installed Antergos Linux a few days ago (sdb5). I'm new to Linux so I just used most the defaults (changed Chrome to Firefox) and used sdb8 as /home and sdb9 as swap. I changed a few setting, ...
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Prevent PC from being powered off without first calling shutdown

I have a PC with windows 7. This computer runs a full-screen program at startup so users are unable to access the Desktop. Inside the program there is a button to shutdown the computer but users are ...
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Laptop shuts down unexpectedly

My cousin has a Sony Vaio (model: pcg 71911m) laptop, and recently it started shutting down for no reason. At first I thought it might have something to do with the power supply, so instead of using ...
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Surface Pro 3 shuts down instead of sleeping following work domain join

I recently bought a Surface Pro 3 for work. Recently, I added my work's domain to my computer so that I could access network resources and so on. Following that change, I've noticed that some of my ...
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Force all apps to close on shut down in OSX

I have a Mac and am using lots of apps that don't close by themselves when I press shutdown; they keep prompting whether I want to close them. Is there any way I can forcibly shutdown all of them ...
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Windows XP doesn’t shutdown

I cannot shutdown my computer: when I normally press the buttons shutdown, restart, standby nothing happens. All the applications are actually closed and I've not done any particular thing with my ...
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“shutdown -m” from Linux

I recently discovered that it is possible to remotely shutdown a Windows machine (from another Windows machine) using the command shutdown -m \\computername I currently have an overly complicated ...
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Strange sudden shutdowns followed by completely dead VAIO VPCF11 laptop

I have a Sony Vaio VPCF11SE, i7 QM 720 CPU running Win7 home premium. Yesterday, after an hour or two of mostly just surfing the web, my laptop just suddenly died. There was no BSOD, noise or any ...
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how disable resume hard disk from Sleep on Shut Down

I'm using Windows 7 , I set my drive to sleep after 10 minutes and it works but, when I shut down windows my hard drive resume from sleep. Why? It shouldn't keep hard drive sleep and shut down the PC ...
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Windows 10 not shutting down

I recently installed Windows 10 Enterprise (clean install, not update). Since then, i am experiencing a weird problem. Most of the times the laptop (Dell Inspiron 15) is not shutting down properly. ...
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Windows 7 PC is automatically shutting down

I have a Windows 7 PC that is supposed to be on 24/7, but it is automatically shutting down unexpectedly and frequently. It seems to shut down at night sometime, i.e. it needs to be booted on in the ...
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Windows 10 S3 shutdown

I am trying to figure out why my Windows 10's regular shutdown button does not let me WOL my PC. Before my upgrade from 8.1 i was using a small file which ran a command prompt S3 shutdown. Which ...
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Shutdown from a bat file *without* close process confirmation in windows 95

Every single guide on the net says to use RUNDLL USER.EXE,ExitWindows which works... from the run command However, when run from a bat file, this command, although it works, requests confirmation to ...
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Don't kill slow processes on shutodown

When linux is shutting down it sends all processes first the term signal and then the kill signal. The time between the signals is very short, so that some processes always get killed. My Firefox ...
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Windows shuts down unexpectedly when waking up from sleep

I've been facing this issue since yesterday, whenever I put the computer into sleep mode and when I wake up, it takes me to boot menu with choices; start Windows normally, safe mode, etc. in short, it ...
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Why hibernate Windows 8? [closed]

It seems to me that in Windows 8 classic, hibernate is slower than the fast shutdown. Is there any meaningful reason to hibernate a Windows 8 machine (as opposed to fast shutdown or sleep)?
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Should I turn my monitor off or leave it in stand-by? [closed]

I just received a nice monitor that I hope to keep in use for as long as I can. Should it be turned off every night? It does go into sleep mode when not in use. Are there any settings that I should ...
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How do I troubleshoot random rebooting?

For the past couple weeks, my PC has started having an issue where it randomly reboots. These reboots have happen 1-2 times a day, and have so far always been when I am away from it. There isn't any ...
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Computer shut off randomly - no overheating

This is the first time this has happened. I started my computer, and 40-50 mins in, it shut off. No screen, no lights, nothing. I believe the ssd or vents still made some sound though (yes, my ssd for ...
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Shut off but not down

Okay I have a CyberpowerPC gaming computer with an MSI motherboard, NVIDIA graphics card, two terabytes of hard drive, and 8 gigs of RAM running on Windows 10. Now the problem I'm having is that ...
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How to set Windows Update to download, install updates then shut down?

For a Windows 8.1 VM that is used only sporadically, I want to have the ability to select updates to install, then instruct the system to install those updates and once done shut down. Windows Update ...
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Laptop secondary HDD turning off after second

I have some trouble issues with my secondary HDD in laptop Asus x550v. Since I installed SSD disk as a primary hard drive, my second HDD is still turning off after a few seconds. I can hear the ...
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Lenovo z470 showing power led on after shut down

I am facing the issue with my lenovo ideapad z470 that even after shut down power led continues to glow. This is draining the battery and causing the system to heat up. I have tried with formatting ...
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Computer shuts down when trying to wake up after going a sleep for a while

I've got a windows 8.1 computer that goes to sleep and wakes up fine in the space of about 30 mins, but if you try and wake it up after that, it shuts down. I think I've tried ever combination in ...
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Laptop shutting down without overheating

I have a 3 years old laptop, and since a while it keeps shutting down after a while without overheating, well that's what i think, the laptop doesn't get warm or whatsoever, also there are no error ...
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HP Pavilion g6 2231TX starts when lid open then shutdown

I have HP Pavilion g6 2231TX laptop. It worked well but today morning, when I want to start my laptop, it won't. The power led lights up but nothing display in the screen when I open up the lid. After ...
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Turn off specific display of the two connected. Windows 8.1

I searched over here about turning off display on windows. I have a secondary display connected to my laptop. I use it sometimes, but sometimes it creates distraction and I want to turn it off. I ...
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Computer shutting down randomly - possibly overheating?

My computer will randomly shut down, usually it's while playing a game or doing a high processing task, and the last thing I will hear is my loud fan. But sometimes the fan won't be too loud and I'll ...
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Sudden shutdown with no reason - possible hack?

Just 15 minutes ago, while on Windows 7, my desktop unexpectedly initiated a shutdown (Word prompted me to save my document, the Force Shutdown dialog came up), but I had not initiated any form of ...
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Solid State Drive + Forced Shutdown

Could doing a forced shutdown by holding down the power button cause damage to a solid state drive? What about cutting off the power supply?