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

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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 ...
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Computer shuts down after a few seconds in Windows (power issue?)

I built a computer for a friend about 3 years ago. A few days ago the computer crashed to bluescreen and then shut down. When booting the next time, there were artefacts all over the screen. The ...
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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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O&O Defrag: How do you auto-shutdown after defragging a hard drive?

I want to do defragmentation and then auto-shutdown the computer after the defragmentation has complete. In O&O Defrag, there's a feature where you're able to execute a certain job after ...
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When powering off a computer, what exactly happens?

What exactly goes on when my computer is shut down? Not the "Shut down" button in the Start menu, but instead how the command (maybe machine code or something similar) is issued on a lower-than-OS ...
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My computer doesn't start - it is stuck in a turn-on, turn-off loop

When pressing the power button, my computer starts making start-up noises, but after a few seconds it shuts down. Then, after 2-3 seconds, it automatically starts turning on again and a few seconds ...
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Shutdown Windows 8 [duplicate]

How to shutdown completely windows 8, because this "shutdown" command only hibernates , and some programs just don't like it, and don't run until I restart the pc... is there a way to change the ...
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Power button to kill locked sessions

I have a headless Debian server that will auto-login a user to KDE on startup and then locks the screen/session. If I press the power button while the KDE session is locked, the button is ignored. If ...
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OSX program shadow window on reboot if not shut down correctly?

I like the fact that all my windows come back where they were so I dont shut down my programs when I turn off my mac. I find that on reboot some programs have shadow windows, like two instances but ...
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system-wide crontab vs. user crontab to shutdown pc

I'm trying to shutdwon my pc at 2 am once a week. If I use the user crontab of root (sudo crontab -e) 30 2 * * 3 shutdown -h now the shutdown will not be performed. However, if I place the same ...
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Windows 7 fails to start after shut down

I have Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit on a 2-year old Lenovo SL510 laptop. This is the current issue: Windows fails to start after the computer shuts down. It gets to the Windows logo load screen and ...
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Odd Shut down issue

Whenever I shut down my computer by press power button or shutting down in Windows 8 my computer comes on by moving the mouse. I know it sounds like sleep mode but it's not. Just to make sure it ...
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Is Windows 7 Home Edition set to shut down if mouse is unplugged?

The other night at the exact moment when I unplugged the mouse (USB) of my PC running Windows 7 Home Edition, the computer shut down instantly. It started back up fine and there were no problems. Is ...
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Seagate external hard disk does not power down

When my computer is off, this external hard disk remains on, consuming power. It is permanently warm, and inside components are active (perhaps the fan?). I have a UPS for the system so a complete ...
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Windows 8 and Sleep Mode

What is the difference between Shutdown and Sleep in Windows 8? I am opening lots of documents, code editors, browser with many tabs so what I have seen is, when I Sleep the computer and switch ON ...
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acer aspire 4736g shut down unexpectedly

My laptop currently has some weird issues. My laptop shuts down without bluescreen. It happened randomly. I don't think it should Be overheating problem because I've just applied new thermal paste ...
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Force shutdown without checking open process Windows 7

Is there any way to force shutdown without checking or waiting running procceses to terminate. More specifically, i want something like unpluging the socket. Setting the value of WaitTimeToKillApp in ...
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Windows 7 Getting stuck on shutdown and not installing visual studio updates

I installed a couple of updates and now my computer won't shut down or install certain updates I thought it might just need some time so have left it while going to bed and it is still stuck on the ...
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Thinkpad Edge E535 freezing

I bought a new Thinkpad Edge E535. has 4GB of RAMand specs at the bottom of the post. It freezes randomly in Windows Explore and has problems shutting down sometimes. When I shut down the screen turns ...
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Shutdown Ubuntu Command

What is the command or application that allows a user to shutdown the computer from gnome. And how does it have privileges while halt requires superuser?
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Desktop keeps shutting down on it's own every once in a while

I have an Asus essentio cm5675 which shuts down on it's own periodically. It's relatively new with little use. Specs are below. Intel Core i5 650 8GB RAM Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit BIOS is set ...
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Run shutdown script as Administrator on Windows XP

I've written a script using Ninite Pro to update the installed Applications on the Windows XP pro Client. Unfortunately it has no administrator privileges, is there a way to run a shutdown script as ...
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How to get “Update and Shutdown” instead of “Update and Restart” on Windows 8

After installing updates which require a reboot, the Windows 8 Power button shows "Update and Restart". What I really want is "Update and Shutdown". How can I get this option to appear? I didn't ...
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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 ...