Questions tagged [shutdown]

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

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How to disable “Update and shutdown” and restore plain “Shutdown”

My Windows 8.1 - Basic Edition PC forces me to update when I try to shut it down every day and I go along with it. When turning it back on, It'll update for like 5 minutes and then say something like, ...
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My laptop does strange behaviors, what could be the reason?

I bought a used laptop and it doesn't shutdown. It only restarts. I mean after shutting it down it powers on automatically and immediately. If I'm on windows (after booting into windows), I have to ...
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Bizarre shutdown on a very specific task

I stumbled upon a program (OPENFACE offline facial landmark detector) that shuts down (hard power off) my computer within 20 seconds. Obviously this is not that programs' fault- I experienced same ...
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Windows 10 shuts down instead of sleep

This happens, when I close the lid, or press the power button, to put my laptop to sleep. It just shuts down. Sometimes it works, but I couldn't identify the circumstances. Here is what I've tried so ...
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What happens to the content of RAM when a computer turns off?

I have 8GB RAM with and it have variables and stuff. I close the computer and most of the data on the RAM is no longer there. If the normal hard drive make files on overwriting mode when they get ...
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Computer won't shut down properly with USB device plugged in

I'm running Windows 10 and recently bought an Audioquest DragonFly Red USB DAC - ever since, the device is of course plugged in constantly so that I don't need to reconnect it each time I start the ...
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PC won't sleep or shutdown

I have been having problems with my PC, and have looked everywhere and tried many solutions, but can't seem to solve it. Specifications: i7-8700 GT 1030 16GB DDR4 2x M.2 SSD (Windows + Hackintosh) ...
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Windows server 2016: How to remove only shutdown button in start menu

I want to remove only the Shutdown button from the Start menu, and leave the Disconnect and restart button as is. I have tried the following but it is not working. open regedit and go to: ...
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Why isn’t my asus laptop turning on after force shut down?

My asus laptop suddenly started doing its own system update when i was still using the laptop saying that it was going to take a while - i had stuff to do so force shut it down with the intention of ...
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How to get Windows 10 to execute a shutdown script prior to the “closing X apps and restarting screen”?

The problem I have is that I have an application (steamVR) that refuses to shut down when it receives a shutdown signal. It instead brings up a popup "critical error" message and a second "are you ...
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Random Windows 10 shutdowns in VirtualBox

I have an Ubuntu host and a Windows 10 guest in VirtualBox. I never had any trouble until a few weeks ago when it started that the VM shuts down unexpectedly. This has happened maybe 10 times in a ...
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Laptop randomly shuts down when unplugged

My laptop (Asus X541U running Windows 10) started to shutdown randomly when it is on battery, after a couples of weeks it completely stopped working on battery. I took it to someone who disassembled ...
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fujisu laptop running windows 7 shuts down when I am booting up linux ubuntu from a live USBflash drive?

what could be causing my fujisu laptop running windows 7 to power down half way through when I am booting up linux ubuntu from a live USBflash drive?I have created a Live USB stick and I am trying to "...
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Laptop not charging nor turning on

Since a few weeks ago I'm facing a issue with my HP laptop. It's almost a year old. It used to work fine but few weeks ago, when I was working on it, it suddenly turned off without any warning. I ...
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Gentle Restart or Shutdown from win10 lockscreen on startup

I have recently noticed while booting up my PC sometimes it has said no display signal (I have 2 monitors and I can't seem to get any connection from them when it does this) and simply pressing the ...
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How to force standby mode in OSX 10.13.6 if the battery level is lower than xx%

How can I set my PMSET Settings and force a Standby if the battery level is lower than 25%. Or just change the popup warning if the battery level is lower than 25%. (months ago I got a warning message ...
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pc suddenly shuts off and cannot boot pc anymore

Hello so i suddenly have an issue with my pc that my computer has been doing for a while that when i use my pc it suddenly shuts off and my power supply that is Corsair AX1200i turns red light and to ...
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Ubuntu Server 18.04.4 LTS randomly shut down, have syslog clips

So this afternoon I was printing a 35 page document (HP Officejet), when it suddenly stopped. The printer is run by my headless server, with SAMBA and CUPS on Ubuntu Server 18.04.4 LTS. I tried ...
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Computer shuts down instead of sleeping

My computer (HP Envy 360, purchased Dec 2019) shuts down instead of going to sleep. So when I’m away or close my laptop, when it “wakes up” it’s as if it was shut down: Everything i had open is ...
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Window 10 slow shutdown (Windows Performance Analyzer)

recently I have problems with my windows 10 shutdown time. It takes few minutes after pressing shutdown option to see spinner . When spinner shows computer turns off within few seconds but until that ...
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After Ubuntu hangs requiring a reboot how to identify the culprit process?

After having let a new ubuntu 19.0.4 installed machine alone for maybe an hour I found that a direct session from attached keyboard/screen was unresponsive with the screen blank. In addition it ...
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Windows 98 SE not shutting down VirtualBox

I am fairly new to using VirtualBox and how it is used. I recently installed Windows 98 SE on it using an ISO file. It has been working fine until I try to shut it down from itself (like pressing the ...
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Windows 10 Ubuntu 18.04 dual boot. Windows not shutting down properly

The problem occurs, when I boot into Ubuntu, shut Ubuntu down, boot into Windows, and shut Windows down. Then, it will not shut down as described by many other people. If I then turn off the machine ...
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My windows 10 hp laptop is shutting down abnormally every day at a particular time

I am using latest version of windows 10. It is an HP laptop. My problem is that every day at a particular time(evening) my laptop shutdowns automatically while I was using it. I checked my battery ...
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Logout, Shutdown and reboot freezes Debian 10 Buster fresh install, while for Stretch it worked fine

Fresh install from net-installer amd64, KDE as Window Manager, unencrypterd boot, encrypted LVM over LUKS2, and a Win10 as dual boot. All works fine so far, except whenever I try to logout from user,...
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Dell Vostro 3750 often reboots instead of shutting down. Why and what to do?

In German Windows 8.1 and Debian Live 10.3.0, when I tell my laptop Dell Vostro 3750 to shut down, it sometimes turns itself off properly (probably during initial work or after long do-nothing breaks, ...
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Black screen on admin login in windows 10

I have four accounts on my computer, two for guests, one is for a family member and one is admin's. On login to the admin account, the windows screen goes black with a working cursor, while on the ...
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Laptop cuts power off after 30 minutes on the clock

I have an Asus N56VZ laptop which recently started to cut off the power after precisely 30 minutes after it is turned on. By cutting off power I mean it does not properly shutdown, but rather one ...
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Windows shutdown hangs if UWF enabled

For some reason, when I have UWF enabled, when I restart or shutdown the computer, it goes to the "Restarting" or "Shutting Down" screen with the spinning dots and then just hangs there forever - I've ...
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MacBook Pro shuts down upon loading

I’m running a late 2013 Retina MacBook Pro 15-inch. A few days ago, I spilled a little bit of sprite on my keyboard and wound up with several sticky keys. Today I carefully removed said key caps and ...
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Strange UAC crash, can't shut down pc without signing out first

When I try to power off my pc (Running Windows 10 Pro 1909) it just does nothing, but it also seems that it's somehow messing up UAC. How I found this out was by trying to launch something, the UAC ...
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My laptop fan doesn't achieve full speed as it needs to be and shuts down from heat(?) while gaming. I am suspicious about OS fan throttling

I have a Samsung laptop which is around 7 yrs old. I have a dual boot (legacy) of Windows 10 and Ubuntu 16.04. While I am using memtest64 (It is located before the boot), laptop fan can get its full ...
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Computer shuts down instead of going to sleep

I have a windows 10 computer, and whenever I press the power button, even though it is set to sleep, shuts down the computer anyway. It does this when I select sleep from the start menu as well. In ...
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Possible reasons for PC turning off when Veracrypt's pre-boot authentication prompt is left alone for a few minutes?

I have a PC based on a Supermicro X9SRi-F mainboard. I have put the firmware in UEFI mode and have installed Windows 10 Enterprise 1909. Then I have installed Veracrypt 1.24 Update 4 and have ...
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CyberPower UPS - How to change Time to Shutdown value after Power Failure Event and/or Cancel UPS Shutdown

I have an issue where my current UPS shuts down 10 minutes after a power failure event and I am unable to find a way to update this time frame or cancel the auto shutdown when power is restored. ...
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Desktop will not completely shutdown unless I unplug it

I have Dell Inspiron 570 PC that I was working on, doing tests like Memtest and other things that are on Hirens Boot CD 15.2 (HBCD) to insure the hardware was working OK before I loaded the OS on the ...
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How to disable Pigment Black on Canon Pixma MG5722?

I've seen answers for this for other printers (turn on high-res printing, turn on photo printing, etc.), which I've tried, but none seem to work. See, I am trying to print on Grafix Shrink paper, ...
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Excel processes blocks log off or shutdown workstation

We do see lately (appr. 2 months now) that users complain about not beïng able to log off or shutdown the workstation. This occurs on laptops as wel on workstations. We have narrowed the issue down to ...
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CPU doesn't shut down, every time on startup goes to bios after no signal

One day after shutting down (from power menu), monitor went off but CPU kept on. After that day weird stuff started. On startup, at first cpu fan starts spinning (for 1-2 seconds) and monitor shows "...
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My computer wouldn't shut down so i pulled out mains lead, now my computer won't switch back on. What can i do? Have [closed]

My computer was switched on but I lost connection to the monitor, it was blank with just digital and analogue notice in left hand corner so I couldn't shut computer down even when holding in On button....
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Windows 10 won't shut down/go into sleep mode

Ever since the most recent Windows 10 update (1909) whenever I try to either shut down or put my PC into sleep mode, there's a rough 50/50 chance it'll actually do it. If it doesn't then it will lock ...
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What is the difference between a shutdown after Windows update and a normal shutdown?

My PC has a weird problem: every time I shutdown, it automatically restarts itself (how to resolve this is not the question). The only time this does not happen is when a Windows update (Windows 10) ...
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System does not turn off when it does shutdown and hibernate

When I press shutdown or hibernate, the operating system does all the logging off and saving data operations and the monitor goes black but the power and the fan are still on.  But when pressing ...
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How to determine the reason for Windows spontaneous shutdown?

Update 2: Tracking the reasons for a few shutdowns in the past couple of weeks, using the Event Viewer without filtering events, to get to the approximate time of shutdown, it seems like the last few ...
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Is it possible to add any command in /etc/profile.d at the runtime?

I want some command to run as soon as system boots up. So I have created a simple script and kept it in /etc/profile.d/. After this command I have placed shutdown command. Now on some condition i do ...
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Diskless Computer with NFS - Shutdown Needed?

I have a computer (a Raspberry Pi, but I believe this is irrelevant for the question) running Linux. That computer runs without a disk, meaning it boots using PXE and gets a root partition hosted on ...
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Will Windows 10 Wake/Turn on to install/download updates when in shutdown

If you shutdown your PC will windows 10 wake or turn on to install updates that were already downloaded previously? As well as turn on to download and install new updates? Second, how do you turn ...
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Hide “You're about to be signed out” pop-up [duplicate]

I would like to hide pop-up that appears when I use Process.Start("shutdown.exe", "-r -t 1"); Any ideas?
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Computer stops working after 5 minutes of use in windows

I recently bought a PC in parts. I installed Windows 10 on it and it worked flawlessly for about a week and a half. However, now it turns off whenever I'm doing something, even if it's not a heavy ...
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Windows Sleep is Fake (YouTube plays for hours while “Sleeping”)

I have a habit of turning off my computer (sleep not shutdown) while I'm watching youtube. When I do this the computer pretends to sleep by turning off the screen, and even the hard-drive and "...

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