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

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Restart without shutdown on Windows

Is there a way to restart without shutting down first on Windows? On Linux this is possible using kexec and serves to minimize downtime. What happens is that one does not pass through the bootloader ...
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Laptop hangs before sleeping, hibernating or shutting down

I installed a new Samsung EVO 840 SSD on my Asus K53SD laptop. Now the laptop hangs when it tries to go into sleep mode. I have to force a shutdown to get back into Windows. I have installed all ...
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Samba net command to shutdown Windows 8 machine [duplicate]

I have a Raspberry Pi for home automation, and I want to be able to shutdown my Windows 8.1 workstation using a command from a bash shell. Of course I've Googled before asking here. And I found; ...
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git corrupted on ubuntu vbox, power failure with proper shutdown

i use git on ubuntu headless server on virtualbox on my laptop. when i shut down the pc, i don't bother shutting down the virtualbox, i just shutdown the pc. it never was a problem. it was fine since ...
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Windows 8 : how to enable “net rpc shutdown”

I'm a student and have a few servers/clients at home. One of those computers is running on Windows 8. On this network, I have an embedded system on Debian that I use for VPN and SMB purposes. I has ...
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Faster shutdown or restart than holding the power button and its drawbacks

I am looking for a way how to turn off a laptop with Windows 7 very fast. Fastest way I know of is holding power button for 5 seconds. It is unsatisfying because it is long time and because I need to ...
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Show shut down dialog from command line, Windows 8

On Windows 8 if you press Alt+F4 with the desktop in focus, it displays a shutdown dialog. I was wondering if anyone knows of a way that this same dialog can be launched from the command line as I ...
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Computer shutdown when holding keys for too long

I'm using a Manjaro Linux with an XMonad desktop. I'm still not able to reproduce the exact conditions of the bug but very ofter when holding a key for very long, the keyboard will freeze (just that, ...
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Run a script only at shutdown (not log off or restart) on Mac OS X

Is there any way to run a script only at shutdown? I mean, only when the computer is really shutting down to off state. This script should not run when doing just a log off or restart.
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Windows server restart / shut down

Can any one tell me how to disable the popup that reads: "Choose a reason that best describes why you want to shut down this computer" on windows Server 2012? This consistently comes up whenever i ...
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Laptop overheating within minutes of start up

I have a Dell Windows 7 Home Prem with an I7-720QM. More information on the computer can be found here http://www.dell.com/support/home/us/en/04/product-support/servicetag/51CVCN1/configuration The ...
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How to shut down a computer having a particular IP address?

If we have a collection of Windows and Linux computers on a LAN, is it possible to shutdown a computer having a specific IP address, using the Linux shell? Assume that I do not have ssh or telnet ...
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Laptop shuts off unexpectedly while in motion

Recently I've been encountering a very annoying problem during my commute in which my laptop unexpectedly powers off. I am using a Dell Inspiron 15 with a touchscreen. The laptop is just a bit over a ...
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FreeBSD doesn't shutdown

I installed FreeBSD-10.0-RELEASE-i386-dvd1 on my Vmware worksattion 10. I can log in to it by my username but when I what to shutdown it using the statement "shutdown -p now", it says: "Permission ...
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How to see what's going on during Windows shutdown/logging off process? [duplicate]

Windows 7 msconfig lets users select the options No GUI boot and OS boot information to have a list of drivers being loaded during boot. Is it possible to have similar detailed messages during ...
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Verify shutdown command

On linux, you can do a shutdown -r 17:00 to reboot at 5pm. Every so often there will be a message that appears system wide that says System will go down in X minutes. Is there a way to force this ...
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Proper application shutdown before windows xp auto shutdown

I frequently leave the computer on playing a movie or downloading a file while I go to bed. I do use the 'shutdown computer when finished' feature of KMPlayer or getright or uTorrent or whatever ...
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My computer keeps making quick beeping noises then restarts when I try to put in new RAM

I looked every where to try and find the solution to this problem but I can't. I downloaded Watchdogs yesterday and it was kinda of laggy so I try to put some more RAM, but when I start up the ...
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Weird behavior on reboot and shut down

Ever since I bought my new machine I have this really weird behavior on reboot and shut down: When I invoke a shut down, the system will shut down just fine, but the hardware stays on. I have to hold ...
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Delayed shutdown after pressing Shutdown in the start menu

Is it possible to delay the default shutdown from Windows? I installed BitTorrent Sync and I want to give it 30 minutes to finish syncing when I go away from my computer and then shut down. I know ...
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On start up only launch one program and shut down on exit

OS - Windows 7 Professional. I have a requirement to install software on a computer which will launch automatically on startup and shutdown the computer on exit. Both of which I can do using Windows ...
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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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Laptop shuts down on its own in windows 8.1 but works fine on windows 7

I am using Dell Inspiron. Its really wierd that my laptop kept shutting down on its own on windows 8.1 but works completely fine on windows 7. This is not a overheating issue as my fan is fine. I ...
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Windows 8 remote shutdown

I have two PC with Windows 8 with the same account name, same group, and with no password to manage them. I can access, for example, from one PC to another without problem to manage remote files and ...
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Why does Wake on Lan work over WAN but not LAN?

This is an evolving question. See the 2 edits at the bottom for the latest version. I am keeping the original question here too though as it may prove useful. Ok, So first of all sorry for yet ...
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Computer shutting down randomly - NOT overheating

Desktop PC running windows 7, hasn't been formatted in about 3 years. I recently installed & run skyrim for about 1 week with no problems (up to that point I hadn't run any recent graphics-heavy ...
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stop apache gracefully at shutdown

I have some ec2 instances running in AWS, which are scaled by an autoscale policy, all is fine the machines scale up and down quite well. However one glitch we have is that when it scales down the ...
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Windows 8 lags after shutdown from power button

On Windows 8, every time when the power cuts off or when I turn off the PC from the power button (5sec), the PC lags severely after the restart, and I notice the system process is using a high amount ...
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How to kill a process that just won't quit (killall -u username included)

I was fooling around with some applications in my mac (going into contents and trying to change some files, values, etc.) Of course sometimes I get crashes, but I usually just kill the process and ...
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Unsafe power off on power button pressed

I have Ubuntu Server 13.10 set up on a Dell PowerEdge 2950 (Gen II), and whenever I press (not press and hold) the power button the machine doesn't safely shutdown (it instantly powers off), though it ...
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Windows 7 taking too much time for shutting down?

I have a PC with Windows 7 and Ubuntu 13.04 installed in it. My PC has a Pentium dual core processor and 2 GB RAM. Both OS are working without any problems. But when it comes to the case of shut ...
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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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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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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 ...