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

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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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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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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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Computer only reboots from a restart but not a shutdown [on hold]

I have a p5gc-mx board. When I totally shut down my system, it will not start, hangs on the bios splash screen unless i hit delete while its booting to enter bios then exit without any changes, then ...
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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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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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Computer shuts down under load [closed]

I recently purchased a 290X from AMD and installed it in my system. Downloaded all of the drivers and got it all up and running. Was absolutely blown away by the performance, it running 80FPS ...
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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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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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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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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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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 ...
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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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XAMPP, Mercury - Error: Mercury shutdown unexpectedly

I have just installed latest version of XAMPP and trying to do some work with Mercury module. But, whenever I tried to launch Mercury module from XAMPP, then it crashes. I found one answer on SO, ...
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How to clean Cloudwatch alarm automatically? How to avoid “INSUFFICIENT DATA”?

I am facing the problem to clean the AWS cloudwatch alarms when an instance is shutdown from Autoscaling event or other reasons. I am searching for a solution that is embedded in the instance without ...
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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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How to unmount NTFS drive before shutdown on Windows 8.1

I have a desktop PC (selfbuilt) with 3 physical drives: - 1x SSD with Windows 8.1 Pro x64 (NTFS) - 1x SSD with Ubuntu 14.04 LTS x64 (EXT4) - 1x HDD for data storage, no software (NTFS) My issue is ...
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What will make computer parts (PSU, MB, SSD, HDD, Fans) last longer: keeping PC always on or turning off regularly [closed]

Before I continue, there is no answer to this question on StackExchange. One is Is it harmful to keep PC always on? [duplicate] a duplicate of Is it better to leave your computer on all ...
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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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Mongodb not shutting down via --shutdown command

i need help with a problem on shutting mongod down gracefully. I'm running mongodb on docker . i run mongod like with the command : mongod --config /etc/mongod.conf and when i close with : ...
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How to know when and how my computer was shut down?

I am running LinuxMint 16 on my computer. Sometimes I need to run simulations over a couple of days and recently It happens that when I get in the office in the morning the computer is off. I have to ...
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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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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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How can I disable the “Chromium didn’t shut down correctly” message when my browser opens?

I am running Chromium 39 on Ubuntu 14.04, on a single-board computer (ODROID U3, though I believe the question is applicable to Chromium on any Ubuntu system and possibly other Linux distros as well). ...
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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 and I've not done any particular thing with ...
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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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Detect bad shutdowns in OSX

Is there a way to detect bad shutdowns in OS X? The best I can come up with is parsing /var/log/system.log for lines like this: 12118 Jan 28 21:51:38 localhost bootlog[0]: BOOT_TIME 1422492698 0 ...
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Computer instantly shuts down if network cable connected

We have a Pentium 4 PC in the office that has recently started shutting down a couple of seconds after a network cable is connected. It isn't software related, as the PC also shuts down before 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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Windows 8.1 shutdown/restart unsuccessful Leovo y560

My lenovo y560 is not shutting down. Blue screen follows and then system restart occurs with ERROR: DRIVER_POWERSTATE_FAILURE. I refreshed my PC, turned off Hybrid Sleep and Fast Shutdown but problem ...
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Computer will turn on but won't load under certain conditions (Windows 8)

When I turn on my computer, it will occasionally get stuck and even though the power button's light is unblinking, the monitor still stays off and I cannot log into my PC. There are also no sounds ...
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Debian not reboot or shutdown

I'm truck with a simple problem of rebooting with my installation of Debian 7. I got inspire by this issue but it's not working. I tried a lot of combinations but still nothing. I'm not sure about ...
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Windows 8.1 sometimes restarts instead of shutdown

I use Windows 8.1 x64. Sometimes (3 of 10), when I press the Power button on my keyboard (it is set to Shutdown), Windows starts the shutdown process but when it powers off, it immediately starts ...
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Block EMCO Remote Shutdown process

Is there a way to block remote shutdown sent by network administrators through EMCO Remote Shutdown? I've tried with shutdown -a command, but it seems that EMCO doesn't send the shutdown signal ...
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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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Random system halt (no BSOD) due to watchdog

I have a Sony SVE15118FG laptop running windows 8.1 that has been doing me well however recently it has started while gaming randomly shutting off. I'm referring to an immediate power off followed by ...
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PC shutdown unexpectedly without blue screen

My PC is shutting down after few hours(?) without BSD, but keyboard lights, power LED, fans are running (it's not sleep mood or hibernating). To switch them off I have to switch off the UPS, holding ...
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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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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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What can speed up Windows shutdown?

What steps can I take to speed up the shutdown of my Windows 7 workstation? I have tried setting to 0 the ClearPageFileAtShtudown registry setting with some improvement. Here is the rest of the ...
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Windows 8 resets volume on shutdown but not on reboot

I've just installed Windows 8 64bit and have picked up a problem. I have a Creative X-Fi Titanium PCI-E sound card installed and have the latest drivers from their website (2.17.0009). Windows seems ...
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How to register shutdown script on Amazon Linux in AWS EC2

I am using Amazon Linux (RH-based distro) in AWS EC2. I followed the structure of /usr/share/doc/initscripts-*/sysvinitfiles to create an init script in /etc/init.d. /etc/init.d/do_something ...