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

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PC keeps shutting down. Exhausted my knowledge

I need some serious help here because I am lost as all heck. I decommissioned my old PC and got some new parts, was running fine when I set it up, everything seemed normal. Temps, clocks, power, all ...
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OSX El Capitain shutdown doesn't work

This is going to be my first post, so I hope will be clear and understandable ( I'm not native eng). First of all, I just want to clarify: I'm not a developer or everything related to coding. I have ...
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Laptop shutdown right after lid is closed

I own an ASUS G750JS, which never had a problem till now. When I am on my computer and I close the lid for the night, it suddenly shuts down. Sometimes it goes to sleep but 90 percent of the time its ...
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Windows 10 keeps restarting my PC after shutdown

I installed Windows 10 after an upgrade to Windows 8, however I find that it restarts my PC within 30 minutes of shutting it down. I switched off scheduled updates but it still happens, quite freaky ...
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My PC has started shutting down on its own

In the past month I upgraded from Windows 8.1 to W10. It all went well but now my PC has been shutting down on it's own. In my honest opinion, it can't be hardware since it has been happening since ...
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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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Win7 laptop shuts down unexpectedly (no blue screen) but Linux works fine

I have a problem with my Toshiba Laptop (PinGuy 14.04 works fine but Win7 shuts down), it happens at random times: it could be just after logging in or while running some software after having the ...
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Windows update stuck, no error code, no time out…

Fresh install of Windows7, i think the only things installed so far are the nvidia drivers, windows essential AV, and some other device drivers such as wifi. There are tons of updates. it downloads ...
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Monitor doesn't sleep on power off

The monitor that came with my computer doesn't sleep on shutdown or computer standby. This is particularly annoying since it's an LCD, so the monitor is black but the backlight is still on. I know the ...
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Shutdown computer automatically after set bandwidth is used

On my internet pack that I now have, I get a set amount of data free for use at midnight. What I would like to do is to automatically shutdown my computer after the set amount of data is used, whether ...
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Delay action for holding power button

So basically what happened is that sometimes accidentally press power button and it shuts down my PC. I went to Power options and pressed "Change what the power buttons do" and I can only change ...
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How do I safely separate the heatsink/pipe from the processor on the Packard Bell F7280?

My laptop shuts down and the main fan stops. I am convinced it's dust build up in a void below the heat-sink fins but the heatsink is firmly stuck to the processor. (see link to manual page 8 ) ftp:/...
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Windows 10 Will Not Shut Down

So I've got an issue that may sound like some of the others, but is actually different... I noticed a few days ago that my Windows 10 computer (updated from Win7 when 10 came out) will not shut down. ...
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How to solve instant pc shutdown

My pc has an instant shutdown problem in different times. Sometimes when i am playing a game, sometimes i am develping web applications on Visual Studio, sometimes just browsing the web. It hangs and ...
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Windows 10 Unexpected Rebooting from Bugcheck?

I built my own system about half a year ago and ever since I have had elusive issues that can't seem to be resolved. Windows 10 will unexpectedly restart or shutdown. Over time I have been able to use ...
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Does using Windows CMD to shut down a computer cause any damage?

When you launch shutdown -i to shutdown a computer from the command prompt (CMD), does it damage the computer that is being turned off (either local or remote)?
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How to disable apps from restarting after Windows shutdown

I have a script that run a shutdown command on my Windows 10 computer every night (shutdown /s /t 300, so no /f there). Sometimes I would have things open like Chrome, Explorer and Spotify etc. How do ...
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Windows 7 does not shut down, only hibernates

I don't know if this is normal, or something is wrong with my laptop, but Hibernate is practically unusable, because the computer is too sluggish after waking up. (Switching between open applications ...
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Windows 8 shuts down without a warning

After having a problem with Windows 10 that stopped the UI from working I wanted to restart my computer. But now I have a new error I had before that I had forgot about. It turns off without a warning....
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How to cancel a shutdown /t command in Windows?

In Windows, you can schedule a shutdown by using something like, shutdown /s /t 600 //shut down after 10 minutes How do I cancel it after it's done?
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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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shutdown -i won't work, help please

When I use the shutdown -i command in cmd (on and admin account) and try to shutdown another computer on my network, I get the error "192.168.1.10: Access is denied.(5)" How do I gain access ??
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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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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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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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Computer automatically shutdown shortly after power on

My old computer used to work fine. After I upgrade the monitor and connect it to the computer via HDMI cable, my computer always automatically shutdown soon after it's powered on. From what ...
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Schedule a shutdown that can't be easily cancelled [duplicate]

shutdown -s -t 300 can easily be cancelled later by shutdown -a Is there a way to schedule a shutdown such that it cannot (easily) be cancelled?
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Illogical random shutdown behavior, No overheating, no Hardware faliure

I am facing an illogical problem on my wife's dell inspiron. The computer started to shutdown randomly while she was working. The problem started to evolve until the day when the computer always ...
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Turn off pc after tot. daily uptime

I need to turn off my system after it reach a certain amount of daily uptime. I was planning nof writing a batch or a simple program, schedule his boot only for a specific user, that checks the daily ...
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Allow “systemctl halt” for all users? (systemd + debian)

Is it possible to allow "systemctl halt" for all users? Currently only the commands: systemctl poweroff & systemctl reboot work on my system (Debian Jessie) When I call systemctl halt as a ...
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What do you do when you're not allowed to turn off the computer (but must)?

We've all been there. You're installing a new major system for a client and you're finishing up with installing all required updates and this happens. Image taken from petur.eu Or, more ...
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Laptop turning off after 30 to 40 minutes

My Dell Inspiron 5537 turns off after working for about 30 to 40 minutes. There seems to be no heating problem.Fan is working all right. No battery issue because same thing happens on direct power ...
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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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CPU causes desktop unit to shutdown

After a couple of hours of trying to figure out why my computer was continuously shutting down 30 seconds or so after being powered on I finally narrowed it down to the CPU. With it removed, the PC ...
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How to shut down Windows 10 PC after Reset

I've just reset a Windows 10 PC, in order to pass it on to someone else. It's a Microsoft Surface Pro 4. It's now prompting me to set it up, starting with selecting the language. I want to shut it ...
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Problems Booting, Restarting, Shutting Down on Chimera 4.1

My Mini-ITX computer has been working well for about 23 months. Recently, it is randomly refusing to start up, i.e. it hangs during the process, always after the Apple progress bar halts and video is ...
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Toshiba Laptop suddenly shuts down when on battery

I'd be grateful if someone coud help me. My Toshiba L845 laptop suddenly shuts down when on low battery. It doesn't hibernate in the usual way it did. It completly powers off, as if someone had pulled ...
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Why does my laptop shut down on its own?

My laptop shuts down. It happened several times so far, and there is a pattern; after I leave it for an hour or so, power saving activates, and then I start using it again for 10 - 15 minutes when ...
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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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I have a acer laptop that is auto shutting down on me while gaming, its not overheating how can I stop it?

I have opened my laptop up, cleaned it, added new thermal paste, checked the fans to see if they are working, and I have downloaded the Core CPU program to monitor the temp. sometimes I can game all ...
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My asus laptop shuts down unexpectedly when unplugged

My asus laptop shut down unexpectedly when unplugged ... even with battery charge over 50%. The OS installed is Linux, and it is set to shut-down at a critical percentage of 5%. It doesn't look ...
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Battery drains during hibernation (to disk) and even when completely shut down

I have a Thinkpad x220 (Debian Stretch) with a 6 cell battery which seems to be ok, according the the xfce4-power-manager. . The odd thing is that the battery drains during hibernation (to disk) at a ...
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laptop battery drains while shutdown [duplicate]

When I shut down(not sleep or standby or hibernate) the computer the is at 80%. Next morning I tried open my laptop it didn't start without plugging the ac power because the battery level is 0%. I'm ...
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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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MySQL doesn't shutdown cleanly sometimes

I have a fresh install of Ubuntu 16.04 LTS Server x64 in a VirtualBox VM with its provided MySQL, without any additional databases currently. Sometimes the shutdown of MySQL itself fails with the logs ...
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Spurious “install update” shield on my shutdown tab

Every now and then (and right now) I have that "install update shield" appearing on my shutdown tab, but when I go to shut down, it just shuts down as per normal, no updates installed. Then upon ...
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Windows 10 see if shutdown is scheduled [duplicate]

When I try to shutdown Windows 500s from now I get an error that a shutdown has already been scheduled. How can I find out if there is a shutdown scheduled without trying to actually shut down. If ...
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My laptop shuts down when using Microsoft Word 2013

I have Lenovo ThinkPad W500. Recently, it shuts off without any prior warning when I use Microsoft Word 2013 64-bits. I use many other software and this problem only happens when Word is being used. ...