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

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How to try normal shutdown and then force a shutdown?

Is there a command for Windows to try the normal shutdown, and if not success, force shutdown automatically after 1 minute? I tried: shutdown -f -s -t 60 But I got a terminal printing infinitely: ...
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how to shut down a server from the webinterface

I have a not stationary server which runs a python web application. The server runs Ubuntu 14.04.1 64 Bit. The webserver won't run as user root. If I connect the device to the power supply it boots ...
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Try to shut down, log out occurs?

On my windows 8.1 pc, I try and shut down, all that happens is I log out sometimes I am definately pressing shut down :P no other users are logged in (that's what I thought the error may be) Can ...
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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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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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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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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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Why do I lose my cookies when Internet Explorer is not shut down correctly?

I'm using Internet Explorer 9 in a "normal" way, i.e. not doing InPrivate browsing, not having it configured to delete cookies on exit etc. If Internet Explorer is open when my computer shuts down ...
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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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Debian shutdown takes a long time (RAID/crypt related)

I'm running Debian Jessie and recently my shutdown has been taking a long time. When I sudo shutdown -h now I'm sent to a blank screen except for a blinking cursor which sits for ~1 minute. It then ...
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PC not shutting down properly

I have to press power button for a few seconds on every shutdown because PC won't power off automatically. When I press "Turn Off" button, there is a standard shutdown dialog. After a while the system ...
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CIFS auto mounted shares on shutdown

Running Ubuntu I've recently encountered an issue with shutting down the computer - it simply hangs whenever I shutdown, whether from the GUI or command line with sudo shutdown -hP now ~$ uname -a ...
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Why does Shut down error in Windows 8.1 occur?

I am using Windows 8.1 64 bit.Sometimes when I go to shut down the PC,it takes very long time and doesn't shut down properly.Only screen goes off and cpu is still running.After a long time cpu ...
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Unable to shut down from desktop

I'm testing Trisquel Mini 7, which is based on Lubuntu 14.04 LTS. I have a minor issue where if I attempt to shut down via the menu, the bottom of the window populates with ...
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Best practice for laptop: sleep or shutting down [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Computer care: Hibernate, Sleep or Shut Down? My laptop takes forever to load up. I normally don't ever shut down. I just close the lid and put it in my bag. Is this ...
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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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Computer freezes at starting windows screen

Okay so in May I went to turn my computer on and it went to the starting windows and stayed there for 5 minutes, which I found weird. I quickly shut it off then turned it back on, I waited 10 minutes ...
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Windows xp doesn't shutdown

I cannot shudown my computer: when I normally press the buttons "shutdown", "restart", "standby", nothing happens.. All the applications are actually closed, I've not done any particular thing with ...
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How can one shut down a computer from the windows 8.1 setup?

I have a new computer that I want to make a backup of (prior to creating a user account or anything like that) - and keep ending up in the "Region and language" screen, that then goes to the "time ...
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Windows 8 Shutdown delayed

I have a windows 8 laptop and just got this problem starting a week ago. The issue happen after my laptop battery is exhausted ( my parent unplug the charger ). Soon after that, every shutdown did not ...
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iTunes hangs windows 8 on shutdown or restart

I have a computer that I have have put a clean install of Windows 8.1 on and everything seemed fine until I installed iTunes. At that point the computer will no longer do a clean shutdown or restart. ...
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Is it okay to shut down harddisk often?

I have a system with two harddisks; an SSD that contains Windows 7, all the applications and most of my commonly used documents and files, and a platter-based HDD which contains the larger (media) ...
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Is fast shutdown/startup ok for restarts for installations

I'm trying to install some applications and update some applications that require a restart to be fully installed/updated. I have fast startup enabled, I believe. If I just shut it down, then turn it ...
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Reconfigure a Windows Embedded 7 device to allow changes to be saved

We use a samsung screen with a built in pc running windows embedded 7. When we set this up a year ago, we change some settings to prevent the computer having any changes saved when it was shut down. ...
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Can a power failure or forceful shutdown damage hardware?

Can computer hardware suffer damage from forceful shutdowns (holding the power button for five (5) seconds) or power failures? I believe that normal PC hardware does not suffer from this - after ...
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Shutdown Windows 7 without installing updates

Windows XP provided an option to shutdown the computer without installing any Windows updates. This convenient, time-saving option seems to be missing in Windows 7. Is it possible to shutdown Windows ...
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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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PC shutdown suddently. Power LED blinks and PSU fan is on

I'm having a problem with a new computer with MSI motherboard and AMD APU processor (I don't remember the details). When I start some "heavy work" (like a maps generator made with Python, or a batch ...
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does a computer use RAM to shut down

Just out of curiosity, does a Windows 7 computer use RAM when it shuts down, and is there an executable for the shut down process? If so, does that mean a computer can't shut down if its RAM is maxed ...
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Why do programs sometimes report out-of-memory errors when Windows is shutting down?

This isn't a problem or anything, merely something I'm curious about - and I've only tested it on Windows 7. When I shut down my computer (or something else sends a shut down request) and until the ...
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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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DELL Optiplex 3020 Windows 7 Shutdown

I have Dell Optiplex 3020 with Windows 7 32 bit OEM version. It works perfectly for last one month or so. since today it automatically shutdown after login. Say within 2 mins of power up. We had start ...
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Disable shutdown key on my keyboard?

I just bought a new keyboard (Inca IWS-549). The keyboard has a nice style and 18 multimedia keys. But among them at the left, I have the shutdown key (just above the esc key). If I touch it, the ...
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Is there any difference between shutdown -h now and init 0, init 6 and shutdown -r now?

As I know by now, shutdown call init to change runlevel to stop the system running and shutdown will give some time for the system to do some other cleaning work. I am not sure whether I am right. ...
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Disable windows 7 auto-restart after end-tasking certain processes

So I was end tasking a bunch of processes and I miss-clicked and hit some windows process (lsm.exe I believe, but that's not the point) that gave me the usual "windows will now shut down in one ...
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Set Google Drive to Prevent Shutdown (Mac and Windows) if still syncing

I run a number of Macs all running bootcamp Windows (7) and Mac (Mavericks), I rely on my G-Drive files being up to date on both windows and mac (I have tried a shared 3rd drive however G-Drive ...
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My UPS has a 5ms switchover time, server shuts off during said time

Is there anything I can do to prevent the server from shutting down? (bios setting etc). the server in question is an HP Proliant ML350 G6. I've got an eaton 5110 UPS and Eaton claims that we need to ...
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NIC Remains Active After shutdown

Windows 8.1 during shutdown the ethernet adapter light goes out but comes back on after a second. Power is off but the adapter light is on and there is link activity. This does not happen in sleep ...
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Strange system sudden/instant restart issue, not related to heat?

So I use a desktop computer and the way the tower is designed, there are small holes on the top - one of those CyberPower towers; anyway, today when I was taking the VGA from my monitor to put it on ...
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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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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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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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logind.cof file in ubuntu 12.04?

I have heard that the logind.conf file should be in /etc/systemd/logind.conf. however, it doesn't appear there, and a file search reveals that it isn't ANYWHERE. So what file replaces logind.conf, or ...
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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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PC shutting down after 30 minutes, even when on BIOS screen

I have a desktop PC that is just over a year old that I use daily for work. It's running Windows 8.1, has 16GB RAM and an i7 CPU. It has a 256GB Samsung 840 SSD (Windows + programs) along with a 1TB ...
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PC powers off at random times

Short Version After experiencing some problems with Mobo batteries my PC started to power off at random times, the power off is instant and sudden and does not restart afterwards, need help figuring ...
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DNS server randomly fails

So everything was working correctly before, I had constant internet connection on my desktop computer. Then I bought a laptop and connected it with WiFi to my network and I had internet on that too ...
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Ubuntu 14.10/Windows dual boot system reboots instead of shutting down

I have a Ubuntu 14.10/Windows 8 set up that, when I choose to shut down, the system powers down for a few seconds but then automatically restarts. The OS's are on two separate drives and the issue ...
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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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Power LED always stays on after shutting down the laptop

I am using a Dell n5050 laptop, recently I noticed that I have a problem with my laptop. Namely, the power LED always stays on after shutting down the laptop. I've found two options: long press of ...