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

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How does the computer know that the PC was not properly shut down?

Actually, this question struck me because of power cuts in my house. When there is a power cut, there is a sudden loss of power from the computer. How does the computer know that the shutdown was ...
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Disable OS X Server's shutdown prompt?

I've just installed OS X Server. Whenever I try to shut it down (as a local interactive user), I keep seeing a prompt that requires me to enter an admin's name and password before proceeding with the ...
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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 shutdown Slitaz from terminal?

I have Slitaz installed on my home server and the only way of interfacing with it is through and SSH connection. I have tried shutdown -h now But it only tells me shutdown is not a command So I ...
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Ubuntu 14.10 Shutting Down on Lockscreen When Idle

I have a clean install of Ubuntu 14.10 on an HP z440 workstation. I have the problem that when I lock the computer and leave for at least an hour the machine shuts off. I have to restart the ...
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Linux Mint 17.1: Execute script when shutting down or rebooting

Under Linux Mint 17.1, the InSync app slowdown every shut down and reboot actions. If InSync is not running, Linux Mint shuts down is less than 5s, if InSync is running it shuts down in 60s cause ...
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Shut down computer using ssh

What ways are there to shut down a computer using ssh? Im running on linux and when I try to shut it down remotely using ssh, it doesn't actually work. I used the command sudo shutdown now. ...
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Random shutdown on aspire 4935G

(on AC(with battery plugged) or AC only) the laptop just random shutdown without any notice when.. -left idle for some time -but this problem don't happen when the cpu busy like playing games,or ...
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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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Which PC component is causing graphics malfunction after shutdown?

The problem emerges when the PC is shut down in Windows 8.1. The PC turns off and after powering on again there is no display output, graphics card does not run and the power off button does not turn ...
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Dead Laptop battery/Worked fine via powerplug/ As of late it randomly shuts off..[Acer Aspire] [closed]

I have reformatted and installed windows 7 on an old Acer aspire 5737z that ran windows vista, but now it seems to randomly shut off.. it ran fine when the power cable was plugged in. Any ideas as ...
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Are there downsides to Windows 8 Hybrid Shutdown?

Are there any downside to Windows 8 not doing a "full" shutdown? Would it be good practice to occasionally do a full shutdown to do a full system initialization at boot? If I'm already booting from ...
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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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laptop battery drains while shutdown

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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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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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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Windows v8.1 Shutdown Reverts to Local Account

After Shutdown of a Windows v8.1 Dell Venue Pro 8 tablet, the defined DefaultUserName changes back to a local account versus the defined network account. How can I configure the tablet to always use ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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, ...