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Questions tagged [shutdown]

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

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Power on laptop with lid closed from shutdown/hibernation

here is my situation: I have an Aspire A315-41 that I use with an external monitor and an external wired keyboard. The laptop is closed and positioned below the monitor stand. I want to specify that I ...
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Desktop links replaced with shutdown

I have a very curious question. Periodically, the shortcut links on my desktop have their targets replaced to link to shutdown.exe, or more specifically.. %windir%\System32\shutdown.exe -s -f -t 00 ...
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Turn ON laptop with a mouse or keyboard

I have a laptop MSI GT70 2PC Dominator. And my question is. how to... setup this, or whatever, but make it happen to be able to turn ON with a external mouse or keyboard (USB connected)? This is my ...
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Windows 10 shuts down after being in sleep mode overnight

After my computer being to sleep mode over a long time ( 3 or 4 hours ) it shutdown automatically, I have not had this problem when putting my computer in sleep mode during the day and then waking it. ...
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Encrypted Windows10 starts decrypted when it is rebooted after a system update

I am running fedora and windows 10 in dual boot, both oft which are encrypted separately. Whenever windows 10 updates, while shutting down, the next time I boot up in windows I don't need to enter the ...
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Is there anyway to know if my windows 7 was shutdown by the normal Menu or the shutdown command?

Is there anyway to know if in some specific day a Windows 7 computer was shutdown using the normal "Windows button > Click Shutdown" or using the shutdown /s /t (seconds) from the command line?
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Run script before other units stop on shutdown

I need to run a script before a set of other services on my machine stop when shutting the machine down. (In my case, terminating an EC2 instance.) I have tried variations on the answer in this ...
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Windows 8.1 can't shutdown after dual boot with Debian

I have a MSI GE60 2PC Apache, I could use Debian 9 and Windows 8.1 together before I installed Win 10. After Win 10, I had shutdown problems so I installed again Win 8.1 but this problem started after ...
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System shuts down every 30 minutes

My system shuts down every 30 minutes irrespective of whether it’s running on battery or connected to the mains. Initially, I thought it’s the OS that’s responsible for this issue. But I’ve installed ...
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Prohibit shutdown /s /t 123 forcible closing of hanged programs?

When time come, shutdown will try close apps, waits about 10 seconds, then terminates all apps(Photoshop for example). I need make it to wait forever, or, better, for very long time(~1 day) and after ...
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Chrome constantly claims that it didn't shut down correctly [duplicate]

For past month or so, from time to time (every 2-3 days) when starting up Google Chrome I see constant claims that it didn't shut down correctly. This seems to be a false claim, because: I always ...
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HP laptop won't sleep/shut down

I have an HP Envy x360 laptop (15-u011dx) running the newest version of Windows 10. I recently replaced the battery in it, but my laptop is having issues with going to sleep and shutting down. After ...
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Acer laptop won't power off

I have an Acer E5 575G running Windows 10. After using the laptop for less than about 3 hours it will shutdown normally (LED turns off). If I use it for more than about 3 hours when I shutdown ...
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Lenovo Laptop Shutdown, sleep and hibernate issues

I have a Lenovo B590 laptop. Its old. I'm having a issue in it. Windows 10: When I shutdown the screen turns off but the lights stay on. When I sleep, it doesn't wake up and when I hibernate it, it ...
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How to disable “5 seconds power button shut off” on a laptop?

I know this is a pretty dangerous action to do but I'd like to disable the (hardware?) feature that immediately shuts the computer down when you hold the power button for 5 seconds or so. I have an ...
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Dell Vostro 2520 laptop fan remains on after shutdown

My Dell Vostro 2520 laptop doesn't shutdown fully and the fan remains on. This eats up all the battery many a times, specially when not carefully turned off by pressing shutdown button again for few ...
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Windows 10 Enterprise N fakes shutdown and then returns to login prompt with flight mode enabled

I first noticed this problem a couple of days ago when I arrived at work to find my PC booted with flight mode enabled. I initiated a shutdown yesterday only to find that my PC's screen went black ...
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Windows 10 shutting down after a few minutes sleeping

Recently I reinstalled windows 10 on my Asus K46CB from scratch and for some reason, every time i put it to sleep it turns itself off after a few hours. It just happens if i leave it sleeping without ...
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Is there any way to see the cause of an abnormal system shutdown?

A year or so ago. I'm playing LoL. In the middle of the game my laptop shuts down. Immediatelly and abnormally - in a second my screen goes black and the system is off. I switch my laptop on again. ...
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Windows running 24/7: logged in vs logged off

There are lots of discussions about leaving PC running 24/7 or shutting it down from time to time. This is not what my question is about. My question is about running Windows 24/7, but wondering if it ...
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Making a task to shutdown the PC when no one logs in for 5 minutes

I'm trying to find a way to shutdown my PC when it starts up and no one logs in for 5 minutes (or some other specified time). I've found similar tasks that try to shutdown the PC when it is idle. ...
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How can I disable any restart/shutdown not confirmed by user input? this not related to updates - win10

Everything I find for disabling restart is usually related to windows updates I've implemented many of those solutions. I especially like the policy edit for display shutdown tracker. Yet even that ...
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SLES 12 Service start and stop order doesnt work

my system runs on suse enterprise 12 sp2. I have two services sapinit and sapcontrol. At startup the service sapinit has to be started before the sapcontrol service can start and at shutdown or stop ...
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Windows 10 Laptop Hibernate and Shutdown Freeze Midway to Complete Power Down

When I choose hibernate or shutdown from the power menu, it turns off everything, even the HDD spins down but the fan remains on (probably at the last speed it was on), the processor/GPU apparently is/...
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What is wrong with PSU that fails to restart a PC after shutdown?

So the problem is with the PSU unit of the PC, which doesn't start the PC correctly after it's been shut down. If I shut it down in Windows, it powers off correctly, but after pressing the power on ...
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Sometimes, my PC don't turn off after shutting down

When shutting down, hibernate or going to sleep, sometimes the power supply remains on (I can hear the fan). I must turn it off by pressing and holding the on/off button for 5 seconds. If it went to ...
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Let IIS AppPool shut down computer from web

I am trying to let the local computer be shut down through the web service hosted by IIS. I have an IIS AppPool called "Foobar", so its full string would be "IIS AppPool\Foobar". This Application ...
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Windows 7 shuts down automatically after 3-5 minutes unless I wait 3-5 minutes before login

I've tried to: Disable all services/startup programs in msconfig (including microsoft ones) Check the disk for errors Starting up in safe mode (works just fine) Event Viewer (no description of the ...
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Is this a virus? Hexagonal shaped icon preventing Windows 10 shutdown

This app is preventing a shutdown in Windows 10, and I cannot find it in the process list. Any ideas what it is? Do you know what this icon is for?
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Why Windows doesn't delete the hiberfil file after restoring it's content into the RAM? [closed]

So what is stopping Windows engineers from allowing the system to just delete and restore allocated space taken by hiberfil file?
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PC says “Press CTRL+ALT+DEL to unlock” upon restart

I noticed that my PC has been logging me in instantly upon reboot. I wouldn't get any verbose messages like I'm used to when logging in, I would just hit ENTER and immediately my desktop would appear. ...
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How to change default shutdown option in Classic Shell?

Since last Windows update my computer shows the Classic Shell shutdown menu in a different order. And the "Shut down" option is not the default option. How can I modify it? In the picture above you ...
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How can I change the Windows 10 version 1803 shutdown sequence?

Since I updated Windows 10 to version 1803, there is a change in the shutdown behavior. Once I click shutdown the system switches off the display although it is still busy with the rest of the ...
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how to prevent Windows 10 from aborting shutdown?

Sometimes, when I want to shutdown Windows 10, it aborts after a few secondes, because background tasks were not closed in this time. Is it possible to however shutdown the operating system? In ...
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Root cause inspection of computer shutdown under gpu load

I am trying to use my Nvidia gpu for scientific purposes. However after a while I started a process for this gpu, my computer shutdowns. It cannot be opened from case button unless PSU power button ...
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Laptop randomly shuts down after latest Windows 10 update

Since the latest update of Windows 10 my computer decides to randomly shut down after every couple of minutes. First the screen goes black, then the sounds stops and after quite a while the power also ...
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Computer Shutting Down at ~50% Battery

My laptop is unexpectedly turning off when it reaches about around 50% battery, but the actual level can be anywhere between 40% and 60%. It never turns off when plugged in. Whenever it does shut off, ...
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Windows 10 gives us shutdown trouble about other user

We are running a Windows 10 pro 64bit computer next door, in French GUI and with more than 10 users. I am in charge (administrator user) but working in several places. A few days ago, we started ...
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Difference between Hibernate and Shutdown in Windows?

I know that hibernate saves the currently opened programs and tasks to the hard drive while shutdown completely kills off all tasks and power down. But what if I power on my pc and then immediately ...
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Relationship between hardware clock and system clock on shutdown [closed]

I am using Centos 7 with kernel 3.10 and have hwclock and chrony installed and running. It is written that system clock is set from hardware clock on boot time. (here http://tldp.org/HOWTO/Clock-2....
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Cannot Lock, Shutdown, Or Reboot Windows 10

I have no idea how to reproduce this but this has happened several times over the last few weeks and now twice today. ctrl+alt+delete does nothing Start Menu -> Power -> Shutdown does nothing Start ...
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Windows Shutdown Script

Don’t know if anyone can offer a bit of assistance with this. I use a program called Folder Lock to prevent access to certain folders. If the PC is shut down without first closing the program, the ...
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Pc turns off suddenly after motherboard change

I recently changed my motherboard from an Gigabyte h110m (burned out) to an Asus h110m-k and now my pc turns off randomly (about 3 in 3 hours), and I think its not even an over heat problem because it ...
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Dual boot with shared data partition (mountvol on boot/shutdown)

The problem In my pc there are 3 partitions: 1 with linux, 1 with windows and the last one is a data partition (formatted as ntfs). I'd like the data partition was accessible (for reading and writing) ...
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Motherboard or Power Supply issue? Funky boot up on Desktop

My desktop computer is malfunctioning during starting up. I turn it on, and after about 3 seconds it turns off for a second then starts back up again. It does this process mutliple times before it ...
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Windows 10 not really “shutting down”? [duplicate]

I've been experiencing a rather unusual problem lately. Sometimes I leave the computer on for a number of days before shutting it down if I don't plan to use it again within the next 8 hours. So it's ...
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My Pc Shuts down randomly

My PC has the windows 10 software and some times it randomly shuts down. Usually My computer shuts down when i am using a lot of internet power which is cordless internet. Is this just because it is ...
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Task Scheduler not excuting task

I made a batch file that creates an auto shutdown task in taskschd.msc which is supposed to shutdown the computer at a certain hour each day. The said batch: @echo off SCHTASKS /Create /SC DAILY /TN ...
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How to configure Windows to survive power outages?

I have several PCs working in environment where the power is often unpredictably switched off. There is some kind of capacitor backup that keeps the power for 1 second after the power outage. Using ...
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Windows Shutdown option not working, instead showing power failure

Last week, My system got some virus and i overcame that by following some youtube videos. And it involves some registry editing. Now when I shut down the computer using "shutdown" option or "logout" ...