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

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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 ...
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How to configure Windows 8 me to ask when I want update to be run?

Maybe it is Murphy's law that whenever I need to shutdown my laptop and leave as soon as possible (to catch a bus or something:) ) Windows always starts updating and it takes ages. It is very annoying ...
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Schedule Computer to Shutdown and Turn on

I have a small computer running Windows Server 2012 for storing files for remote access during the day. At night, the machine is not needed. Ideally, I'd like the machine to do the following: ...
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Automatically shut down Windows XP after completed MS Backup

A computer in the office is running daily backups (as scheduled task) with the Windows XP built in backup software. The backups are slowing down the computer too much, so we want the backup to run ...
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Laptops overheats and shuts off when I play games

I've recently been getting in to playing PC games on my laptop, but unfortunately nearly every time I play, my computer overheats and shuts off after 5-10 minutes. Although I have not checked the ...
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Fan keeps still running even after shutdown. must long press power button to stop it

I have a problem with my PC on win7 64bit. My specs: i7 3770k with a MB asus PZ77 V LE and a custom fan cooler master Hyper 212 I know that this is a recurring problem, but so far i was not able to ...
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Desktop PC won't turn off (turns back on)

I have an old (2006/2007) Medion 8818 desktop of which i replaced the broken FSP300-60GTM 300W PSU with a new LC500H-12 V2.2 500W PSU. It has no HDD. Thermaltake's Dr.Power II said my new PSU is fine. ...
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How to impede Linux shutting down my computer unless I explicitly want it?

This is a very general question. Let's say that some unwanted process randomly sends the shutdown signal and thus turns my server down. I don't manage to find the offending program, but I badly need ...
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Is is possible to let a shutdown script execute before services get terminated?

I am currently trying to build a shutdown script for a windows server 2012 which will perform a planned failover to my replica server when the primary shuts down. My problem is that the shutdown ...
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PC HDD is making loud noise when shutting down

Every time my HDD turns off - whether because I shut down my PC or Windows turns the HDD itself due to Power Plan settings - it makes a clicking noise, similar to the sound of fan lightly hitting a ...
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Windows 8 resets volume on shutdown but not on reboot

I've just installed Windows 8 64bit and have picked up a problem. I have a Creative X-Fi Titanium PCI-E sound card installed and have the latest drivers from their website (2.17.0009). Windows seems ...
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If a modern CPU runs DOS OK, is the apparent thermal shutdown in Win XP real?

I have an oldish laptop which is shutting down due to an apparent thermal overload. I want to determine if the overload is real or somehow imagined. Usually the shutdown occurs just as I logon to Win ...
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How to troubleshoot hang during reboot

My Ubuntu box recently started hanging during reboot. It occurs during the "shutdown" process - before the machine actually resets (bios screen flashing by?). I have to force a shutdown with the power ...
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Computer restarts on shutdown

I have an Acer Aspire 5742Z. When I shutdown the computer from my OS it will shutdown but then turn back on. I've experienced this from Windows 8, Ubuntu and Linux Mint so I don't think it's related ...
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Can my Windows 8 computer turn on by itself?

At my workplace, I fully shut down my Windows 8 machine each night before going home. The last couple of mornings, it was turned on when I arrived. Is there some kind of Deep Magic that Windows 8 can ...
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My computer shuts down normally with fast startup enabled but doesn't shut down at all with it disabled. Why?

I am experiencing problems with Windows 8's fast startup feature. You see, several softwares do not work properly when I use the fast startup feature to start windows. For example VLC media player ...
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Acer Laptop is shutting off instantly when on battery

My latop (Acer M5 581-TG) is completely shutting off when on battery, sometimes before it can even attempt to boot, sometimes after 10 minutes of logging into windows. Everything is fine if it is ...
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How to automatically start an app when shutting down Windows 7

When shutting down Windows 7, how to get an app to start up automatically and run briefly then close? I want the app to briefly show on the screen, or briefly say on the speakers, my reminder-to-self ...
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Something runs shutdown.exe at Windows XP startup

On a Windows XP system something executes shutdown.exe at Windows XP startup. It is really annoying but I can't prevent it. I started the system in safe mode, and tried to find the responsible service ...
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Why does Windows hang (until I press and hold the power button) after issuing a software shut down/restart?

My server, which I built with some spare computer parts, does not power off after when I shut down from the OS. When I try to shut down, Windows closes all programs and goes through the shutdown ...
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Debian Wheezy crackling sound on shutdown

Crackling sound is coming out of my internal and external speakers as well when I shutdown or reboot my HP 8540w notebook. lspci | grep Aud 00:1b.0 Audio device: Intel Corporation 5 Series/3400 ...
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Why does windows 7 shutdown require so much hard drive usage? [duplicate]

When I shut down linux, for example, it takes a couple seconds. All it does is shut down running services, maybe write a couple log files etc... On my windows 7 box however it takes about 1 minute to ...
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MiniITX-based NAS can't shutdown properly when Wake-on-Lan is enabled in BIOS

I have a MiniITX-based NAS (motherboard - POV ION-MB330) in my network that won't shutdown properly when Wake by PME (Wake on LAN) is enabled in the BIOS. When Wake by PME is enabled and shutdown ...
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How do I stop the Windows 8 restart clock; '15 minutes' and counting…?

The question is pretty much in the title. Windows 8 is restarting, I probably only have like 13 minutes by now, but I can't have my computer shut off, doing like 20 different things on a couple of ...
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Windows Vista shutting down while configuring updates

Some background. Im currently working on a friend's PC (running Windows Vista) that keeps shutting down while configuring 3/3 updates after logon (Configuring 3/3 updates, 0%.), but then after a ...
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Difference between software initiated shutdown and using the power button?

It's possible to shut down Windows by software, i.e. by clicking somewhere (Start button/Shutdown), or by using tools like shutdown.exe etc. It's as well possible to shut down Windows by pressing the ...
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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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scheduled task shutdown on XP

I'm attempting to use a scheduled task to shut down my win XP PC. I get the error: Task Scheduler Error 0x80070005: Access is denied. I'm logged in with administrative privileges but am unsure why the ...
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how to automate pc shutdown & power off?

How could I automate the nightly shutdown and power off of my computer at the mains. That is aiming to use zero electricity during the night. Requirements Can configure time you want shutdown ...
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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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In Windows, when does a shutdown protect the data?

I have a Windows 7 computer and I am doing some tests: instead of shutting down it properly through the menu shutdown command I switch off the power supply. At the next boot Windows shows the message: ...
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misterious collapse of Fedora 18 on a dual system

I've recently (about a month ago) installed Windows 7 and Fedora 18 as a dual system on my Dell Vostro laptop, and everything went well until my Fedora started shutting down out of a sudden, just like ...
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detecting if a Windows shutdown command has been issued

Is it possible to detect if the shutdown command has been issued (through the start menu by the user, or any other program running on the computer or having remote access to the computer), then cancel ...
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ask for password when wanting to reboot or shutdown

I want my PC to ask me for a password when it tries to reboot or restart. My friend thought it was funny to use remote control on teamviewer to restart my PC, and knowing him, hes definitely going to ...
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Does shutdown/reboot need root privileges under Linux? [closed]

Why do I need to be root to shutdown/reboot my computer from the terminal? Doing so via the GUI menu doesn't require root privileges.
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Shutdown Debian from php script

I am trying to shutdown my RaspberryPi running Raspbian from a php script running on lighttpd webserver. shell_exec("sudo /sbin/shutdown -h now 2>&1"); I added lighttpd ALL=(ALL) NOPASSWD: ...
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Acer Aspire 5755g randomly shuts down when moving the machine

I have an Acer Aspire 5755g that will sit and run fine on my desk but whenever I try to lift my laptop to another location it will randomly shut down. It is not overheating because I can turn it back ...
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Running Script on Shutdown using Windows 8

Is there any way to execute a Batch- or PowerShell-Script on shutdown using Windows 8 without disabling FastBoot? I know you can add a script using "gpedit.msc", but I found that Windows 8 won't ...
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Wifi won't work and computer won't shutdown

I play Sims 3 and recently, when I save and close, (it also happens even when I don't play Sims 3) my wifi just disconnects from my router, and the computer won't let me reset the wifi adapter by ...
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Fast Startup disables shutdown

When fast startup option is enabled and I try to shutdown/hibernate,only I am logged out and I am shown the user account login screen. Shutdown works fine when the option is off. Also the shutdown 0 ...
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How to shut down windows closing applications automatically, but having the chance to save unsaved changes

When I shut down my PC I usually have roughly 50 application instances open with unsaved pending changes, and roughly 100-150 that can be closed immediately. Before Windows 8 shutting down the PC ...
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Windows 7 - How to run a script at shutdown but not at logoff

I was wondering if anyone knows how to configure a Windows 7 x64 Enterprise install that is on a domain to run a script if the user attempts to shutdown the computer - but I dont want the script to ...
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My PC never turns off

My PC is a custom build, and since I've had it - it won't turn off, unless you use the plug. When I click Shutdown on my Windows 7 PC, the operation is successful - the PC shuts down as expected. ...
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Add a button to windows shutdown?: shutdown, hibernate, logoff, and “something”

In the windows menu there are some default actions, each one corresponding with a batch command. shutdown /s /t 0 shutdown /h /t 0 shutdown /r /t 0 Is there a way to add a new button to that list, ...
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Does Windows 8 really shutdown? [duplicate]

I have Windows 8 Pro installed on a laptop and i use it for hours at a time, like in 8 - 10 hour periods before shutting down or restarting. I'm as usual impressed with the incredible startup speed ...
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Windows : How to detect if computer was shut down remotely?

A computer in domain is randomly shut down by someone (he was caught once)! He uses shutdown /s /f /t 0 /m \\computername in windows command line to accomplish this. After the incident some ...
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Multimedia keyboard not working after power loss

I have a PS/2 multimedia keyboard and everytime my computer shutsdown unexpectedly (i.e power failure) my keyboard turns on numlock while the computer is off. When I start the computer, the numeric ...
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How to force a longer `reboot` in Busybox v1.13.3?

reboot appears to make the root file system read-only almost immediately, causing a race condition with one of my processes which tries to write settings out to a file during its approx 1-2 second ...
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minix doesn't shut down

I've installed minix on virtual machine (bochs VM). Everything works great until I try to shut down the minix (shutdown command). Minix hangs at this output MINIX will now be shut down... What is ...
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How to Make Windows 7 Shutdown Have a Black Screen

I would like to configure my Windows 7 system to not show the big blue shutdown screen and instead just show a black screen while it does its business. I have seen how to do the boot with no GUI but ...