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

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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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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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Windows 8.1 Fast Startup Settings Not Working

I've had a problem with my Windows 8.1 OS Shutdown Settings. For the last few days, Hybrid Boot in Windows 8.1 is not working on my laptop. I googled and tried a lot of settings but none of them ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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 Pro “shutdown /h /d u:6:12” Does Nothing

On Windows 7 Pro x64, why does shutdown /h /d u:6:12 causes the shutdown command to display its usage help (as though I had typed the command with no arguments or with the /? argument). This ...
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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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Running lengthy shutdown script on ubuntu

I need to perform some cleanup work before shutdown that will take 15 to 150 seconds on Kununtu 14.10. The cleanup action should be start after all network services like sshd, ftpd, samba etc. are ...
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Why is a hard shutdown not working?

I have a few ASUS Portable AiOs that I need to setup from an image. When you first boot up the computer, it goes to the Windows 8 setup process, first asking for Region and Language, then agreeing to ...
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Unable to shutdown windows 8

I have a problem. Since last weekend when some updates where done (and didn't finish successfully) I'm unable to shutdown my OS. Whenever I try to reboot, shutdown or hibernate, I get a blackscreen ...
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Windows 7 problems when relying on “sleep mode” rather than shutting down

After not restarting/shutting down the computer for about a week (I just leave it in sleep mode when not using it), a huge performance drop occurs. Any application loads very slowly, and apparently ...
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Prevent shutdown if user locks machine in Windows 8.1 [duplicate]

I lock the PC when I leave it unattended, but the lock screen has a GUI power button which my child likes to click when no-one's looking, so often I lose work. How can I disallow soft power cycling ...
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windows 7 cannot shutdown after wake up from sleep S3

I have a clean install Windows 7 SP1 x64,BIOS is Load Optimized Defaults,only change SATA IDE to AHCI.when I sleep and wake up,then I shutdown,Windows 7 stuck at shut down,but doesn't turn off monitor ...
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Hibernate and Sleep shutdown the PC instead of Hibernating and Sleeping - I lose my session and programs

For some reason my HP desktop computer whenever it hibernates or sleeps, it is like it shuts down, I lose all my open programs... it is very annoying. Some say I should update the display drivers, ...
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Windows 2012 r2 shutdown randomly

I've been suffering a while from a problem on IBM server having windows 2012 R2 with RDS and Hyper V developers are using RDS to connect on this machine or on the Hyper V virtual servers the Visual ...
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how to shut down a server from the webinterface

I want to be able to shutdown my server remotely by clicking on a button on a web page. The server runs Ubuntu 14.04.1 64 Bit and a python web application. I have not decided which yet, but it will be ...
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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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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 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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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My PC starts up on keyboard input, even when told to shutdown

I put my PC to sleep mode. I press any key on the keyboard to wake it up. The process works as expected. My problem is when I shutdown my PC and press any key, it starts up. I am using Windows 8.1 ...
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Samsung series 9 unexpected shut down

I have a Samsung Series 9 NP900X3A where began to shut down and reboot unexpectedly. I changed the RAM thinking this was a memory problem, but the laptop continues the shutdown and reboots. I have ...
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Windows 7 “Resets” when shutting down

Whenever I shut down my Windows 7 box, I see what I can only describe as a "reset." To me, it appears that various programs exhibit the same symptoms as if they were immediately, un-gracefully ...