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

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How can I log shutdown messages?

I'm trying to log the shutdown messages in my linux, I see "Asking all remaining processes to terminate..." and then there is a big delay, and then there is some other chatter and log messages which ...
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Windows 7 hanging and after shutdown it does not start

My Windows 7 Samsung Core i5 second gen laptop started hanging all of a sudden. The laptop is just one year old. I recovered it to the factory image, it ran fine for one day, then it started hanging ...
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Computer randomly shuts down with a fading alarm power button and CD drive

I am currently experiencing something very very odd. Having build my PC myself, I have never had any issues (or anything heat related). A few moments ago my computer shut down very randomly and ...
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Computer shuts down unexpectedly [closed]

I have a 3 year old sony vaio that i wanted to upgrade from Vista to Windows 7. I installed Win 7 and because it was dusty i decided to open up the laptop and dust it off with a hair dryer(cold). When ...
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Flash drive friendly (portable) XAMPP alternative?

I'm trying to setup a portable MediaWiki wiki on a flash drive using XAMPP portable as a server. http://lifehacker.com/354005/run-your-personal-wikipedia-from-a-usb-stick When I try to start apache ...
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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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NIC still active after shutdown and removal of power supply

The NIC on the motherboard of one of my computers continues to communicate over the wire even after shut down and the removal of the computer's power source! Apparent communication continues after ...
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Why rebooting the system takes longer than a shutdown in fedora?

I'm a fedora (19/ x86-64) user. When I power off the system, it always takes about 3 to 4 seconds to shut down. But whenever I reboot the system, it takes the system much longer (about 30 seconds or ...
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Can I hide Ubuntu terminal prompts during shutdown?

I'm running ubuntu 13.04 on my Thinkpad T430. Whenever I shutdown, a terminal message which seems (at least, in part) to be related to Virtualbox, but I'm not sure: Is there a way to hide these ...
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Disabling Hybrid Shutdown In Windows 8?

Following on from asking Disabling Hybrid Boot In Windows 8 ? and reviewing Are there downsides to Windows 8 Hybrid Shutdown ? and knowing that Windows 8 will always perform a Hybrid Shutdown by ...
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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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Samsung Series 3 Laptop won't shut down?

It's been happening for a couple of days, but my laptop won't shut down or restart, it always says I'll lose work and asks to shut down anyway. Even though I still click shut down, it doesn't. ...
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Boot loop before POST

I built a new computer two months ago: Motherboard: ASUS H87-Pro Processor: i5-4570 Memory: Vengeance LP - 2x 4 Go - PC12800 - 1600 MHz - CL9 - CML8GX3M2A1600C9 in slots A2 and B2. Case: Advance ...
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Nginx backend shutdown without losing sessions

So I'm having reverse proxy server, where Nginx working as proxy server and loadbalancer. My biggest problem, that I have 2 app backends, which I need sometimes to shutdown. When I write after server ...
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How to change AutoPowerOff Enabled in OSX?

My mac has been unwantedly shutting down when I leave it closed and unplugged recently. I'm guessing this is because of the AutoPowerOff Delay and AutoPowerOff Enabled settings: Unfortunately, I ...
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Can Googleupdate.exe cause delays when shutting down in Windows?

I have a computer running Windows XP which hangs in "windows is shutting down" for around two minutes. After running the Event Viewer, I've discovered that during this time, an error is recorded as a ...
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Installed seagate sshd(Solid State Hybrid Drive), did a reinstall, now the pc shuts down randomly

So yesterday i received my new Seagate SSHD(Solid State Hybrid Drive), i installed it in my acer aspire laptop, everything works just fine, but when i came home, restarted the pc, it still worked but ...
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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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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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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 ...