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

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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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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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My new servers will shutdown instead of rebooting when I do init 6 or equivalent, any idea?

I have 2 new Supermicro servers (5037C-T) with Ubuntu 12.10 and when I try to reboot the machine I instead get a nice shutdown. Interestingly enough, the reboot command in the BIOS or grub work ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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Turn off computer automatically when there's no electricity

I'm wondering that I could not find anything useful on Google. I'm using a cheap UPS which actually prevents my computer to be turned off immediately if there are some electricity issues (they are ...
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List applications preventing Windows 8 from shutting down

Often, after I have initiated shutdown on Windows 8, I realize there are some applications I would like to close explicitly. I see that Windows 7 lists applications that are preventing the OS from ...
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git corrupted on ubuntu vbox, power failure with proper shutdown

i use git on ubuntu headless server on virtualbox on my laptop. when i shut down the pc, i don't bother shutting down the virtualbox, i just shutdown the pc. it never was a problem. it was fine since ...
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Ubuntu sometimes immediately shuts down when power button is pressed (but only sometimes)

I'm running Ubuntu 13.10 on my Lenovo Y500 laptop, and I'm getting strange behavior surrounding the power button. The series of events goes something like this: I turn on my computer and enter ...
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Sony Vaio Suddenly Shuts down

I have Sony Vaio VPCF12S1E and it is 3 years old at the moment. I have two major problems: a black screen and a blue screen. I opened my laptop and cleaned up parts really carefully. I changed the ...
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My mp3player freezes when I eject it

When I eject(or safely remove) or unplug my mp3player from the USB, the screen freezes and an "ok to disconnect" message remains on its screen. Then I have to reset my mp3player. However when I ...
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Sudden and spontaneous shutdown when using ACPI

On a Dell Optiplex 755, when I bring the system out from ACPI S3 (suspend) to S0 (normal running mode), the system stays on for perhaps 10 seconds, maybe more. Then it very suddenly shuts the power ...
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Schedule a task for all users on a computer

What I am trying to accomplish here is to shutdown a shared machine when it has been idle for 3 hours. I'm in a domain environment with partial admin privileges. I logged on that machine with ...
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Samsung Series 3 Laptop won't shut down?

It's been happening for a couple of days, but my laptop won't shut down or restart, it always says I'll lose work and asks to shut down anyway. Even though I still click shut down, it doesn't. ...
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Fast Startup disables shutdown

When fast startup option is enabled and I try to shutdown/hibernate,only I am logged out and I am shown the user account login screen. Shutdown works fine when the option is off. Also the shutdown 0 ...
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Add a button to windows shutdown?: shutdown, hibernate, logoff, and “something”

In the windows menu there are some default actions, each one corresponding with a batch command. shutdown /s /t 0 shutdown /h /t 0 shutdown /r /t 0 Is there a way to add a new button to that list, ...
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Multimedia keyboard not working after power loss

I have a PS/2 multimedia keyboard and everytime my computer shutsdown unexpectedly (i.e power failure) my keyboard turns on numlock while the computer is off. When I start the computer, the numeric ...
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Ubuntu - Get information about shutdown

Today one of my Ubuntu servers shut down unexpectedly. Now I'd like to analyse what caused the shutdown. Where can I look to get information on the cause of the shutdown? I looked in /var/log/* but ...
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Track what is requesting a shutdown event

We have a workstation at work that is on a domain. Every night at the same time it is shutting down by itself. We have stepped through the normal list of items that might request a shutdown and have ...
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Fedora 16 - LXDE - dual display (monitor/head/view) - automatic shutdown

I am experiencing troubles with two display in fedora 16 (LXDE). During boot time both display are working, but when system starts one display automatically shut down. It happened out of the blue. ...
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Computer turns on when turned off

First off, the reason I am asking this and not Googling it is because it is slightly different than the problem everybody else seems to have. When my computer is turned off. It randomly boots up ...
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PC turns off after hours

I have a PC with I7 Processor, 4GB RAM, GTX480, 700 WATT Power Supply. 1) The computer after some hours shuts down by it self. Not normal shutdown. It just turns off. After this failure it opens ...
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OS X 10.6.x: How to use launchd to start a script at specific system events (startup, login, logout, shutdown)?

We've tried to create scripts that run at startup, login, logout and shutdown. We had them up and running with 10.4 but can't get it running with 10.6 What is the right way to use launchd/launchctl to ...
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Prevent Windows Vista from restarting/shutting down, ever

I have running a desktop computer as a server ATM for personal reasons. I don't have physical access to the computer, I can only access it through Teamviewer. The computer is multiboot, with the ...
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5 month old iMac shuts down daily, and e-mail accounts were deleted

Details: The shutdowns occur at random times and are usually preceded by a scrolling gray semi-transparent screen and an alert that the computer is shutting down (courteous at least). Sometimes if I ...
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MediaContextNotificatioNWindow Error Occurs When Trying to Shutdown Windows XP

I am working with a Windows XP laptop that whenever it is shutdown will display a warning that the "MediaContextNotificationWindow" is attempting to close, eventually requiring you to force it to ...
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PC shuts down automatically while playing videos

I'm using a Windows Vista PC. Whenever I play videos for more than 15 mins, my PC will automatically shut down. What could the problem be? Any ideas how to stop it shutting down?
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Asus Zenbook UX31E + Windows 8 => Random shutdown on unplug

The computer used to work fine with Windows 7. After upgrade to Windows 8, if the computer has been started plugged in, it shuts down randomly, and frequently, when unplugged. If it has been started ...