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

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How to turn off a bluetooth speaker on windows shutdown?

I bought these bluetooth speakers and have been listening to music via these from my Windows 8.1 Dell Laptop on Winamp. I presently turn on the speaker and it connects to my laptop and streams music ...
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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 shut down randomly when temperature is low

Basic info of my laptop: 3.5-year-old Samsung RF411, Win7, no hardware change since purchase, Windows disk & memory check all OK, passed memtest86+ test. Recently, it randomly shuts down/blue ...
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Computer beeps once then shuts off

I have an XP machine. When you push the power button, it beeps, seems to boot up for anywhere from 1-5 seconds, then shuts off. Here's the curve ball: It randomly starts up correctly! Whenever I ...
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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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My computer shuts down after boot up?

I installed a fresh Windows 8 (Pro) on my PC and when it gets to the log in screen, it just shuts down? How can i fix this?
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Windows 8 laptop won't shut down

Recently- just over the last day or two- my laptop (HP Split running Windows 8) has not been shutting down whenever I click 'Shut Down' on the power options... Whenever I click 'Shut Down', it appears ...
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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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schedule a crontab to shutdown the machine after a specific process (with PID) has finished

Say I have this process with PID = 1234 currently running. I don't know how long it's gonna take for it to finish. Is it possible to schedule a cron tab to keep checking for the status of the ...
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Are there any good reasons for halting system without cutting power?

Are there any good reasons to halt a system without switching off power to the hardware? I mean using the halt command without using the -p switch. I haven’t been able to find an answer on the ...
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Server / Client based PC shutdown solution

I need to shut down a bunch of Windows PCs in a local network from one central application, but I can't make use of the shutdown.exe remote command for some reasons. However, I have admin rights on ...
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Why does my XP take forever to show the shutdown window?

I use the Start > Shut Down command at the end of every workday, then pick Stand by. This way I don't have to open my laptop to hit the Sleep or Hibernate keys. It takes a very long time for the ...
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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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Network card (link-status LED) still active after shutdown from Windows 7 (but not from XP)

When I shut down Windows 7, my NIC remains active and the link status LED on the router remains lit. When I shut down Windows XP, it does not. Further, rebooting XP causes the NIC to shutdown as well, ...
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How can I make windows 8 shutdown automaticaly after a set amount of time?

Is there a way to set a timer that will automatically switch my laptop off after a given amount of time? I like listening to music before bed and at the moment I need to get up to turn the laptop ...
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Is there any way disable the internal “power bridge” battery on a Lenovo Thinkpad T450s laptop via software/system settings?

I have a Lenovo Thinkpad T450s running Windows 8.1 Pro and I have to disable the internal battery on my laptop temporarily for troubleshooting purposes. I just want to keep the external battery and ...
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computer suddenly loses power: no event of the shutdown [closed]

I'm looking for some diagnostic advice. computer was assembled 2 years ago, no issues since. symptoms: computer randomly loses power (usually happens in 2's. IE computer suddenly loses power. I ...
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Computer running Windows shuts off suddenly after some usage, but works ok on Linux (Ubuntu 14.04.2 LTS)

Good day, I have a Sony Vaio E series notebook, that is currently running on Ubuntu Desktop 14.04. It works fine, and I haven't experienced any sudden halt issue on Ubuntu. But When I boot into ...
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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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Novatech nSpire laptop randomly shuts down

I was browsing the internet and my Novatech nSpire (not sure the exact model since I am unable to get into it but I think it's N1593) and it shut down, with no warning (didn't cut out, it was a soft ...
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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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How to fix automatic shut off of my laptop

When I'm trying to turn on my laptop, before it finally reach the OS system (or the "Welcome" display in Windows), it shuts off (not shut down), it always the case when ever I try to open it. I ...
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How to start and shutdown computer at a given time [duplicate]

I want to start and shutdown at some given time. For example if I want to shutdown after 1 hour then I can simply right click then create a shortuct and type shutdown -s -t 3600 then my computer will ...
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Asus laptop random shutdowns - not overheating, strange fan behaviour

have ASUS N56VV for about 1,5 year. In last weeks it starts randomly shutting down. I normally work on computer when suddenly fan turn to full speed for about three seconds and then computer ...
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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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Windows 7: Prevent Guest Shutting Down Computer

I have read many times that you can stop the Guest account on Windows 7 from shutting down the computer using shutdown -s in the command line by ensuring that Local Policies\User Rights ...
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Acer Laptop Windows 7 Full drive windows shutdown, CHKDSC stalls 55%

Our laptop started warning of low disc, and has been running slow. Used CCleaner, but only recovered 2GB. Windows has spontaneously shutdown and on restart, CHKDSC stalled out at 55%. Ran Malwarebytes ...
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Embedded linux machine shutdowns itself

I have a tablet computer with some preconfigured embedded Linux onboard. There’s a strange problem I cannot get over: This tablet automatically shuts itself down within 60 seconds after it starts. ...
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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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Prevent HDDs from spinning up before shutdown in Ubuntu/ZoL/SAS2008 environment [migrated]

I am running Ubuntu 14.04.2 with ZFS on Linux. As I ran out of SATA ports on my Asus M5A78L-M/USB3, I bought a Dell PERC H200 card and crossflashed it to LSI 9211-8i P19 IT mode firmware to ...
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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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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 8.1 resets to low resolution after extended shutdown

I have tried troubleshooting this for weeks and I still don't know why it's happening. Basically, when I shut down my desktop at night, when I turn it on the next morning there's a high chance that ...
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Unable to shutdown, who to blame?

My PC has always suffered from this problem: upon reboot, the power, instead of staying up and running until BIOS POST, most of the time (but not always, and that's why I don't think this has never ...
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Windows Shutdown Times (hour-minute), how can I know - Is there any small batch file or something similiar for this?

I used to learn the Windows Shutdown times from event viewer - however in windows 8.1 as you may be aware there is no full shutdown. So I can not view the system shutdown time. But I do not want to ...
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PC with Windows 8.1 boots from any key pressed

so I recently acquired and installed Windows 8.1 on my PC and yesterday I noticed that, while my PC is supposedly turned off, I can turn it on by pressing any key on the keyboard. I assume this is ...
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Desktop remains on, display quits working, loud “skipping” noise follows

For the past 2-3 days, strange things have been going on with my desktop and its interaction with the monitor. While playing a game, my monitor went black as if my computer had been shut off. However, ...
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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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Who has the rights to shutdown a Windows machine remotely?

The question is about the shutdown command with /m \\MACHINE switch, which can be used to shut down (reboot, sleep etc.) a Windows machine remotely. In my case I'm dealing with a local home network ...
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How to automatically unmount encrypted loop device at shutdown?

I'm using debian testing, and I have a file, it's a LUKS container with ext4 filesystem. My system mounts it with every boot. I had to use the three following files in order to do so: /etc/crypttab ...
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Can you ever lose saved information from a bad hibernation/boot on Windows?

Modern Windows versions hibernate by default rather than shutting down. I remember hearing that you can lose data, even when you have saved it to disk, if the hibernation process or the boot up goes ...
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How can I shut down the PC after specified amount of time?

How would you go about turning you computer after a specified amount of time? I listen music before I go to sleep and would like to be able to shutdown my computer after a specified amount of time. ...
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Should I turn my monitor off or leave it in stand-by?

I just received a nice monitor that I hope to keep in use for as long as I can. Should it be turned off every night? It does go into sleep mode when not in use. Are there any settings that I should ...
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How can I trigger all running non-Windows processes to close?

In Windows, when you choose the Log Off power command, sometimes it will hang on a process and let you cancel logging off. It then takes you back to your desktop, where all processes other than the ...
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Wake on LAN cause computer wake up immediately after shutting down

I've installed Ubuntu on my Dell PC, and i want to use Wake on LAN. But here i encounter a weird problem. The computer will wake up immediately after shutting down. Here is what i've done: The ...
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My computer won't shutdown, it keeps restarting

I have a Dell Precision Workstation 360 running Windows XP. Everytime I shut it down (Start/Turn Off Computer/Shutdown) it doesn't shutdown it just restarts. I press the power button and it doesn't do ...
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Laptop mSata SSD data loss after shutdown

Laptop: Acer Aspire M5-481TG mSata SSD: Liteonit LMT-128-M3M SSD is first in boot order, I have also tried every other boot order but nothing works. I have also tried resetting BIOS settings. Issue: ...
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How to stop an errant shutdown

I have a system with many processes and one of them looks to be invoking shutdown or something similar causing the host to exit very quickly. There is no linux kernel crash so I'm going under the ...
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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 ...