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

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Why does the computer not shut down when “Deep sleep” is enabled?

I have a custom-built computer based on an ASRock motherboard, and both Linux Mint 17.2 and Windows 10 installed. When I shut down the computer, from either OS, the USB devices remain on. I'd rather ...
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Illogical random shutdown behavior, No overheating, no Hardware faliure

I am facing an illogical problem on my wife's dell inspiron. The computer started to shutdown randomly while she was working. The problem started to evolve until the day when the computer always ...
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Lenovo Thinkpad W530 intermittent shutdowns

My laptop (Lenovo Thinkpad W530) has been experiencing intermittent shutdowns, starting a couple of months ago. These shutdowns (and sometimes freezes - which eventually shut down the laptop) ...
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How to debug Win7 shutdown-freeze and failure?

The actual question is really about "How can I debug" this (see below), but for background a bit more story: I'm running Windows7 64bit (fully updated) on a new Dell Precision M3800 (SDD drive) ...
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i7 4790K | Shutdown while running Prime95 and RealBench

The computer experiences a hard reset instantly with Prime95 "Small FFTs" torture test (also with the "Blend" test but after 30 minutes) and after 4-5 passess of RealBench benchmark without any kind ...
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XP Hard Shutdown Brings back same screen that was hanging

The computer hangs on my mom's e-mail splash screen (The Bat). When I do a hard shutdown, the Lenovo splash screen comes on and then the same desktop and splash screen. It is hanging and I can see the ...
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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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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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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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Preventing unused spare hdd from spinning up during suspend and shutdown

I recently replaced my sata hdd with an ssd, and keeping the hdd in as a spare. It's not used, not event mounted to filesystem. Yet, when suspending or shutting down the system, it quickly spins up, ...
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My laptop won't power on after an unexpected shutdown

I have an HP 6930 Elite book. I was just charging it in the afternoon yesterday while making a Word document on it and it suddenly got shutdown. No warning, no alert, no notification, just a sudden ...
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Why rebooting the system takes longer than a shutdown in fedora?

I'm a fedora (19/ x86-64) user. When I power off the system, it always takes about 3 to 4 seconds to shut down. But whenever I reboot the system, it takes the system much longer (about 30 seconds or ...
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Start YouTube upload at specific time, and shutdown computer afterwards?

Is there such an application to start a upload to YouTube at a specific time, and then shutdown the computer afterwards? I'd rather upload around 2am when no one on my network is trying to use the ...
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Debian Wheezy crackling sound on shutdown

Crackling sound is coming out of my internal and external speakers as well when I shutdown or reboot my HP 8540w notebook. lspci | grep Aud 00:1b.0 Audio device: Intel Corporation 5 Series/3400 ...
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Windows 7 fails to start after shut down

I have Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit on a 2-year old Lenovo SL510 laptop. This is the current issue: Windows fails to start after the computer shuts down. It gets to the Windows logo load screen and ...
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Seagate external hard disk does not power down

When my computer is off, this external hard disk remains on, consuming power. It is permanently warm, and inside components are active (perhaps the fan?). I have a UPS for the system so a complete ...
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Run shutdown script as Administrator on Windows XP

I've written a script using Ninite Pro to update the installed Applications on the Windows XP pro Client. Unfortunately it has no administrator privileges, is there a way to run a shutdown script as ...
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Computer randomly turning off after BIOS update?

I recently built a new PC, which has been running fine up until a BIOS update yesterday. I normally wouldn't update BIOS unless there were issues and in this particular case, the AMD FX-6100 CPU I'd ...
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In Windows 8 when the fast startup mode is enabled, shutdown saves the windows services

In Windows 8 when the fast startup mode is enabled, shutdown saves the windows services and resumes the services when powered ON again. This behavior is different from normal shutdown as services dont ...
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Windows 7 won't shutdown; Win7/Ubuntu dual-boot

I'm reposting this from askubuntu.com, as it was discussed fairly quickly that Ubuntu's presence on a separate partition was almost certainly NOT the problem, and as such this question wasn't ...
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Shutting down a Windows 7 machine sometimes restarts it instead

The machine in question is running Windows 7 (64 Bit) on a Core i5 with 8 GB of RAM with all Windows Updates applied. Not that the specs should make a difference. Shutting down this machine from the ...
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Macbook Pro constantly wants to shut down

With about 10 minute intervals I keep getting a popup-message saying "Are you sure you want to shut down?" With options; sleep, shutdown, cancel etc. Usually I hit Cancel to remove the dialoge box, ...
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My Dell laptop running Ubuntu Linux 11.10 hangs on reboot but not shutdown. How do I diagnose this?

My Dell laptop running Ubuntu Linux 11.10 hangs reliably while shutting down for a reboot, but when I shutdown, it will complete successfully. How do I diagnose this? I don't know what log files I ...
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Computer not shutting down

I have Microsoft Windows 7 Professional installed on my laptop (HP Pavilion G4 Notebook PC). Since a couple of weeks my laptop is not shutting down properly. When I click on the shut down button the ...
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Disallow shutdown/sleep/restart on OSX?

Is it possible to disable shutdown, sleep and restart for non-admin user on Mac OS X? (I am running Snow Leopard.)
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Windows 10 Unexpected Rebooting from Bugcheck?

I built my own system about half a year ago and ever since I have had elusive issues that can't seem to be resolved. Windows 10 will unexpectedly restart or shutdown. Over time I have been able to use ...
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Spurious “install update” shield on my shutdown tab

Every now and then (and right now) I have that "install update shield" appearing on my shutdown tab, but when I go to shut down, it just shuts down as per normal, no updates installed. Then upon ...
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USB Camera Powered After Shutdown in Windows 7 Only

I have a dual boot Win 7/10 Shuttle XPC system, with a Point Grey USB Camera. When I shut down from Win10 the camera powers off. When I shut down from Win7 it remains on. I would like it to lose ...
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My ReadyNAS 214 wont shutdown -> do_exit+8c4

I have a problem with my Netgear RN214 NAS. It`s not shutting down properly. It makes no difference if I do it from the webgui nor with the power bottom. After a few seconds it shows "do_exit+8c4" on ...
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My Computer Takes Too Long To Shut Down - Windows 10

I have a Lenovo Yoga Windows 10 computer. When I try to shut down my computer, it can be stuck on shut down loading screen for 1+ hours. I try to hold the power button, but it just puts it on sleep ...
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converting all shutdown requests to sleep requests

My Windows 10 home desktop computer has a broken power button. I have already had 3 different occasions where I was messing around with cables, power outlets and slightly shifting my PC so the power ...
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Computer not turning off, but display stops

So I have a W10 machine, however then I click to "Shutdown" the system, the screens stop receiving input but the system remains running. I can both see the lights indicating it's working and hear all ...
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Is it possible to autostart a VMware virtual machine in background as a Linux service in Ubuntu, and shut it down elegantly when Ubuntu shuts down?

The host is Ubuntu 14.04 LTS. I would like my virtual machine to start with Ubuntu in the background. I also hope the virtual machine can be shut down elegantly upon Windows shuts down. Is there any ...
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Computer doesn't shut down, hibernate or sleep

After the Windows 10 upgrade my PC (HP Pavilion 15n-000sq) won't shut down, hibernate or even sleep. Whenever I choose one of these it just goes to a black screen but everything is still running and ...
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Windows 10 100% disk usage on startup and whenever opening Windows/Microsoft Native Apps

Since earlier this week, my laptop becomes unresponsive when logging into windows. Disk C: is always at 100%. Windows will only be usable and lag free after around 15 mins. Open Resource Monitor shows ...
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Windows XPe - no shutdown.exe / “Access is denied”

this is my first time posting and asking for help as I really can't get my head round it. I'm an IT Technician in a team of 3 (including me) that work in a college. We had an old digital signage ...
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Windows Essentials Server intermittently shuts down

We have two servers currently set up - both are Windows Essentials, (the second is R2). Currently we have no fully configured the second server so that it doesn't clash with the first (we can't have ...
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My laptop shuts down when using Microsoft Word 2013

I have Lenovo ThinkPad W500. Recently, it shuts off without any prior warning when I use Microsoft Word 2013 64-bits. I use many other software and this problem only happens when Word is being used. ...
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rpc shutdown command from linux to windows server 2012 - connection refused

I am needing to restart a windows server from a linux server. The error i get is: (i have replaced ip address with xx ) Could not connect to server xx.xx.xx.xx Connection failed: ...
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shutdown vs shutdown now - shutting down system as non-root

I just observed something strange. Logged into an archlinux system as a non-privileged user, I executed shutdown. As expected, it returned Must be root. To my surprise, executing shutdown now it (...
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Memory_Management BSOD when shutting down or sleeping computer after Win 10 upgrade

I recently upgraded a Dell D820 to Windows 10, and have been getting a Memory_Management BSOD every time I shut down the computer or it goes to sleep. The computer runs fine while in use, and has ...
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I can't seem to access bios to enable turbo boost in my Windows 8.1 laptop

As I have addressed in the title, I’m unable to access BIOS in my Windows 8.1 (pro) 64-bit version so that I can't turn on turbo boost. The windows is too fast at start up, I can’t even see any key ...
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Luminous UPS turns off automatically when system left idle

I have Luminous UPS. When my UPS is on battery mode and system is idle it automatically turns off my computer. I have made sure it’s not due to low battery because when I start the UPS again it works ...
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Laptop goes into sleep mode when already shutting down

I have a Dell E6530 laptop with Windows 10. When I shut down Windows and then close the laptop a few seconds later, it begins to shut down but still into sleep mode. When I press the power button ...
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How to set Windows Update to download, install updates then shut down?

For a Windows 8.1 VM that is used only sporadically, I want to have the ability to select updates to install, then instruct the system to install those updates and once done shut down. Windows Update ...
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OS X Server - disable shutdown prompt or solve it that it won't show

I have promt with information that another user is logged in and that this user could loose data when I shutdown computer: I am almost certain it's because I install OS X Server and I connected it ...
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Computer shuts down instantly every 2 hours and 1 minute

I have a HP Touchsmart 600-1155 All-In-One computer and recently has started to power off by himself (like long pressing on power button) every 2 hours 1 minute and few seconds (on the clock). I have ...
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Forced shut down results in not being able to boot 50+ times

When I shut down my PC normally using the OS (Win7), the system will boot fine next time I turn it back on. However when I shut it down forcefully, either during boot or normal OS operations, it will ...
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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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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 ...