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

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My mp3player freezes when I eject it

When I eject(or safely remove) or unplug my mp3player from the USB, the screen freezes and an "ok to disconnect" message remains on its screen. Then I have to reset my mp3player. However when I ...
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Windows 8.1 randomly shuts self down

I have a 2011 iMac, and was having no problems using Bootcamp to dual boot the 8.1 dev preview and OSX. However after doing the update in the Windows Store to the release 8.1 version (after making ...
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Sudden and spontaneous shutdown when using ACPI

On a Dell Optiplex 755, when I bring the system out from ACPI S3 (suspend) to S0 (normal running mode), the system stays on for perhaps 10 seconds, maybe more. Then it very suddenly shuts the power ...
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Why does single user Windows XP machine say “Other users are logged in” at shutdown?

My mother runs Windows XP on her computer. Apparently randomly, on shutdown the machine will report that other users are logged on and proceeding may cause them to lose data. As a non-expert, this ...
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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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Make sure a laptop never shuts down

I have a very strange problem. When I shut down my laptop (frequently) I can't turn it up for a few days. I'm 100% sure there is electricity and I've even opened my laptop to have a look inside. I ...
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PC starts, shuts down, then continues to run

I just assembled my new desktop. This is the configuration: MB: ASUS Maximus VI Gene CPU: i7-4771 RAM: 16GB DDR3 Kingston (2x 8GB) HDD: Seagate 4TB PSU: Raidmax RX-600AF GPU: on-board graphics ...
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Schedule a task for all users on a computer

What I am trying to accomplish here is to shutdown a shared machine when it has been idle for 3 hours. I'm in a domain environment with partial admin privileges. I logged on that machine with ...
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My laptop takes too long time to shutdown or hibernate

I've recently encountered a problem which is my notebook, lenovo ideapad z500 with windows 8.1 pro, takes too long time to shutdown or hibernate. When I click on shutdown item, the LCD is powered off ...
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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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Disable automatic shutdown on low power Win 8.1

I've been having problems since I upgraded to Windows 8.1. My battery has been having issues as its getting old, and it always says its at 0%, while in fact I can still use it for about 2 hours. This ...
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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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Can powering off a VM (without properly shutting down) harm the OS?

Powering down a physical PC can potentially cause issues, especially if the hard drive is being written to at the time. Can the same problem occur when I power off a VM in VirtualBox? Every time I ...
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Skip Force Shutdown

When I tell my computer to shutdown it would be nice if it just skipped over the part where it says bla bla bla app is still open. I just want it to automatically force shutdown without asking me.
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Windows 8 restart/shutdown gracefully

How do I restart/shutdown windows 8 gracefully? Currently, when I restart it waits 5 sec, then kill everything, regarding nothing. I would like to do a graceful shutdown, such that when app requires a ...
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Keeping log of Linux RedHat 6.3 shutdown messages

with RedHat 6 the services startup messages (i.e. the ones with the neat green [ OK ] tags) are stored in /var/log/boot.log. The shutdown messages are not stored though. Questions: 1 - How can I keep ...
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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 ...