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

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The system reboots when I try to shut it down

When I try to shut down the system it just keeps on rebooting. I have tried both with the shutdown button (from the top right corner of the screen) and from the terminal by typing sudo shutdown -h ...
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Laptop automatically reboots after shutdown

My laptop is a Dell N5110. These days the computer has a problem that after normally shutdown it automatic reboot in midnight. I have tried setting the power manager, system restore to prior time, ...
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PC takes around 2 minutes to react to shutdown command

So I just upgraded my PC to Windows 8.1 from Windows 7. It all works like a charm. The only thing that's really buggy is if I press the shutdown logo. It takes up to two minutes to finally display the ...
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Error On Shutdown - cmd.exe Application Error 0xc0000142

I realize this question is quite common, but I can't seem to find a situation that matches exactly what my issue is, it happens at shutdown and with cmd.exe. So recently I've been getting this bug... ...
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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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Make windows 8 install updates when shutting down without disabling fast boot

TL;DR: Scroll to the bottom bolded part When logging in to my Windows 8 PC, there's a yellow message like this: Windows Update Your PC will restart in 2 days to finish installing security ...
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How do programs shutdown windows?

Upon doing some looking through my computer, I found a program called shutdown.exe and another relevant one which I forgot (shutdown.exe.mui ?). This brought forward a question. How does a program ...
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Application Error in Explorer.exe on shutdown

Sometimes when I shut down Windows 8.1 I get the following error message: It disappears on its own, and everything seems fine, but it is a little odd. I found KB2929203 on Microsoft's website ...
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Do Linux Live CDs properly shut down USB devices when you power off?

I’ve been using a Live CD with a USB drive that has my KeePassX database on it, when I shut the system down I noticed that the USB light doesn’t shut off before it asks me to remove the media (CD) and ...
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Lenovo IdeaPad U410 Won't Shut Down

When I try to Shut Down through Windows it just logs off but stays on. It will shut down (instantly) if I hold the power off button. Restart works fine, it just won't shut down. Lenovo IdeaPad U410 ...
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Asus Zenbook UX31E + Windows 8 => Random shutdown on unplug

The computer used to work fine with Windows 7. After upgrade to Windows 8, if the computer has been started plugged in, it shuts down randomly, and frequently, when unplugged. If it has been started ...
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Preventing my pc from being shut down remotely

In my college, we use Microsoft Server 2008, and each student has their own account. In my class, students discovered that they can remotely shut down each other's PCs using cmd (the fact that we ...
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how to execute shutdown command without waiting it to terminate

we have many ubuntu computers in our lan, i have created a script to run it remotely from my windows computer to a list of linux computers by using putty and the m parameter the problem is that in ...
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Utorrent checks files after every reboot/shut down

I have searched all over the internet but cant find any solution. I am using windows 7 and utorrent. Whenever shutdown is given and if there are active downloads , utorrent checks those file on next ...
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Shut down PC at a determined time

I have a software (calibre ebook manager) that fetches news at 6 am. I want to do the following : Wake computer at 5:50 if not already on.(easily done in bios) A scheduler opens calibre at 5:55 ...
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Some program is slow to close during shutdown

Win 7 Home Premium 64 bit. I close everything I started, shutdown and the "Waiting for Program to Close" message comes up. Is there a log file I can examine to determine what program is causing ...
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Windows 7 PC is automatically shutting down

I have a Windows 7 PC that is supposed to be on 24/7, but it is automatically shutting down unexpectedly and frequently. It seems to shut down at night sometime, i.e. it needs to be booted on in the ...
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How Windows handles scheduled tasks when restarting computer?

I have an indefinitely running scheduled task that repeats every now and then and runs for few minutes. What happens when this task is running and I click restart or shutdown computer? Will Windows ...
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How can I troubleshoot why my computer shuts down unexpectedly some time after gaming

I played Shadow of Mordor on optimal settings, the temperatures were good. After I was done playing, the temperatures got back to normal in seconds of course, yet 5 minutes later my computer just ...
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Mac Mini running Yosemite randomly shutdowns then gets caught in reboot cycle for a while - logs don't show much

Running a Mac Mini 2.5 GHz Intel Core i5 with 16GB RAM. I've recently been experiencing random shutdowns that appear to have no noticeable cause in the logs. This is a log showing the most recent ...
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Windows remote shutdown: access denied

I have 3 "client" computers, on which the mentioned user is administrator: CPU1: Win Vista 32-bit -- User: Domain\User1 -- IP: 192.168.42.1 CPU2: Win 7 64-bit -- User: localhost\User2 -- IP: ...
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What is the difference between start button shut down and command line shut down?

I have desktop computer running Windows 8.1, and a usb hub which I keep plugged in. The hub has an LED power indicator (pictured). This LED stays on when I shut down the computer using the start ...
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How to deny an specific user to reboot or shutdown in Red Hat 6 with visudo

Hello and thanks for helping me in this question. I just have in /ets/sudoers something like this: ##User Aliases <BR>**User_Alias CLIENT = jhonny </BR> CLIENT myserver = ...
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Unexpected shutdown with heavy single threaded process and single core affinity

I'm not sure what's the cause of the problem, but it happened 3 times in two weeks under similar conditions. I checked with the laptop's support desk and they made me run several tests to see if my ...
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Windows 7 “Waiting for background program to close”

I am using Windows 7 Home Premium. When I shut down my computer why does the screen show this: Before shutting down I'm close all programs.
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Monitors won't display after computer is shut down and started again

I'm having an issue where my monitors won't display anything after I shut down the computer and start it again. The monitors will say "No DVI input" etc. I have found the only way to get them back up ...
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laptop with closed lid cannot shutdown, KDE upgrade

I had my laptop to just lock my session if I ever close it's lid. I usually listen to music at night, when I go to sleep, so I put the laptop to automatically shutdown itself after a time. I have ...
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Difference between shutting down and rebooting PC

I have windows (XP SP3 32-bit) and linux (Xubuntu TT 64-bit) both installed on my laptop (as a dualboot). Now each of the following behavior has been tested on my PC several times: When shutting ...
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Windows shuts down unexpectedly when waking up from sleep

I've been facing this issue since yesterday, whenever I put the computer into sleep mode and when I wake up, it takes me to boot menu with choices; start Windows normally, safe mode, etc. in short, it ...
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laptop shuts off out of sudden when the fan suddenly stops spinning

My laptop recently got an issue. it will shuts down during loading when I turn it off repeatedly. it got worse during time, previously, if it happens, next try the laptop would work fine, but now, I ...
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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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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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Macbook Pro shutting down on its own after sleep

My Macbook Pro 2013 (upgraded from Mavericks to Yosemite) keeps shutting down on its own after I put it to sleep by closing the lid. It used to be that this happened a few hours after I closed ...
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Can holding down power button and starting back up multiple times do damage?

My desktop computer wasn't shutting down properly from the UI or by just pushing the power button, so to troubleshoot what was going wrong I had to hold down the power button and start the computer ...
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Mint linut: shutdown script using zenity not working

I wrote a simple script which runs when I'm shutting down my computer. I placed the script under /etc/init.d/ directory and link it back to /etc/rc0.d/. The link is soft link and its name is ...
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Asus N53J Laptop randomly shuts down

My Laptop is pretty new and today it random shut down on its own. I was surfing the net and the computer shut down on its own (Like losing power, without any warning). It was the 2nd time, the first ...
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Power cycles on/off 3 times before booting properly from cold start, no other issues (New System)

Relevant Specs: Sapphire 5850, core i7 920, Seasonic x750 power supply, ECS X58B-A2 mobo. From a cold boot, meaning all power totally disconnected at the wall, the system will power on for less than ...
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Sleep makes shut down in HP ProBook

My HP ProBook 4540s has some problems. If I keep it in sleep. It shuts down automatically. I re-install my OS (Windows 7 Home Premium). But the problem is still like that.. What is the solution?
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Random PC shutdown after sleep

my PC shutsdown sometimes after it wakes up from sleep. Is there a way (some software, for exemple) I can check if this is a problem with some device/hardware (for exemple a USB device of those I have ...
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Shut down Windows 8 from command line WITHOUT BANNER?

One can open the command line (cmd) and type shutdown -s -t 1200 to shut down Windows 8 in 1200 seconds. However, an ugly banner appears over the whole screen 10 minutes before the shutdown! Is ...
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VirtualBox cannot find VM when executed from alternate context

I'm attempting to have a virtual machine running under virtual box start and stop with the host operating system (which is Windows). I've utilized Group Policy to name scripts to start the virtual ...
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How to properly use this code?

I'm trying to get this code to work. I want this batch file to disable the shutdown button for the current user. How would this work? Like what would I substitute in the SID:D section? Here is the ...
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Shutdown on LAN between Windows 7 and Ubuntu

I have 2 laptops, a Windows 7 machine and the other running Ubuntu 12.04. I am trying to figure out how to write a batch script for Windows that would allow me to shutdown both computers ...
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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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How do I enable reboot in Windows 7 for Remote Desktop sessions?

I see that I lack the choice to reboot/shut down via the start menu when logged into Windows 7 via Remote Desktop, whereas it is present in Windows Server 2008 R2. Is there some setting in Windows 7 ...
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if you use the shutdown.exe on a windows 8 will it wait for updates to be installed

Question basically in the title. I am leaving a laptop with the inlaws who arent that good with technology. I have created a shutdown.exe file on the task bar for them to close windows but am ...
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How to run an application in linux just before poweroff and after linux shutdowned itself

I have a embedded system that needs to be power off itself after shutdown. To power off, the Linux should send a command via an i2c to another device to power off the Linux board. So to shutdown and ...
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Reboot / Shutdown with Gnome 3 on Debian 7

I have a problem with Gnome 3 on my Debian 7 install. I can't use Desktop button to reboot or shutdown because my screen freezes. I tried in command line reboot -f as admin and it's working but ...
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Windows 7 takes forever to shut down

So. This problem occured on both mine, and my friend's PC. Our PCs differ pretty much (specs at bottom). Basically, it takes forever ... literally, OR really long to restart or shutdown. I have ...
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Windows 7 stuck on shutting down

I have a toshiba laptop with windows 7 home edition. Over the past 2 or 3 weeks, the process of windows shutting down has become slower and slower. A couple of days ago, it stopped altogether. ...