Questions tagged [shutdown]

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

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Desktop shuts down (actually not..?) randomly

I got brand-new PC 2-3 months ago, assembled myself. I think I already have enough knowledge about softwares / hardwares, but I think it is out of my hands. After assembled my PC, it eventually / ...
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Laptop Shutdown when placed on Sleep Mode

I've updated my computer about a day ago and this new version had caused me some issues. Although in the settings I've set the computer to go into sleep mode whenever I close the lid or press on the ...
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How to shutdown vm from vnet gracefully?

I use VMware Workstation Pro with one DC vm and three ordinary vms. All vms are located in the one domain and in the one virtual network. Virtual adapters are used in order to connect vm into vnet. My ...
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Windows 10 - Get name of all apps which prevent windows from shutdown

There is one app without name which always prevents windows from shutting down. Is there a way to figure this out without having to uninstall all apps one after another and test again and again? ...
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Will available Win10 updates occur when power button is pressed?

In Control Panel > Power Options > System Settings I set the power button to cause a shut down when pressed: Will this allow an update to automatically take place when powered on again if an ...
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Why does Win 10 Pro consider a storage drive an app?

When I shut down or restart Windows 10 Pro it always pauses and lists one or two storage drives and says that the drive preventing shutdown. It's always the same one or two of my many storage drives ...
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How do I change the function of shutdown to sleep in start menu?

I'd like to change the function of shutdown to sleep in start menu. The start menu will show shutdown but upon clicking it the pc will go to sleep. Is it possible? Also, I'm aware that the power ...
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How to fix an overheating laptop issue?

Whenever i try to export my video in HitFilm express my laptop shutdown automatically with a fan noise. I bring it to a mechanic who change the thermal paste and add a cooling pad. I resett my pc and ...
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Acer aspire m5 stuck in a restart loop that turns on and off in 5 seconds without any display

Hello my acer aspire m5 is stuck in a restart loop. Each time i switch it on it starts for 2 seconds then switsches off and on again. When it switches on you can feel the fan and drive running then ...
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Remote shutdown attack

Is it possible to attack a pc through local network ? Or from the isp ? A remote attack to shutdown the pc ? My desktop have been shutting down for past few days, I suspect a local network attack. No ...
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Pc starts, auto shutdowns, and restarts loops [duplicate]

Recently there was an attack on my desktop. I found system files were modified, now it's affecting the shutdown process, random shutdowns, pc fails to start, fails to repair start up from the windows ...
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Auto shutdowns on windows 10, remote attacks [duplicate]

Few days ago my windows 10 desktop was attacked, and changed the shutdown file/process, or modified it. Now there's a random shutdowns after 5 seconds or 30mins to 3 to 4 hours. Found a similar post, ...
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How to shut down computer immediately in Win 10

Back in (Windows XP?) times i had written .bat file which when clicked like normal icon would shut down my PC immediately, no questions no update instalations. I copied it from somewhere , so I can ...
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Windows 10 doesn't shut down or update

I have had a frustrating and a little bit scary problem with my Windows 10 pc for almost a month now. When I try to turn off the computer, it starts closing and the screens go black. But immediately ...
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How to delay shutdown of an Ubuntu VM?

I am investigating an report where a Debian VM running on Win10 Hyper-V host is switched off instead of shutdown, even if Hyper-V setting "Automatic Stop action" is set to "Shut down&...
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PC doesn't turn off (SYSTEM shuts down but motherboard stays on)

My computer won't shutdown . when i click on shutdown the screen becomes black and the light of power button gets off.. but the keyboard led stays ON and also USB ports stays working, and i have to ...
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My Pc turns on and turns off right away

I have got an old, about 8 years old PC. I haven't got any problems with it until now. One day I let it On for night, because I was patching COD- Warzone. At midnight, I woke up and pushed the turn ...
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Turn off/on vs Keep running: which gives longer lifespan?

Powering off a PC component, and powering it on, are stressful events that may lower its lifespan. In my own experience, long lasting components almost never broke mid-use. Rather, once turned off, ...
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What's happening on Windows 10 when trying to shut down, which takes more than one hour?

When I shutdown update might be loaded and installed, which cost time. This is understandable. But sometimes when I shut down it takes a huge amount of time, even more then one hour. I run as a ...
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Shutdown doesn't complete, “Error sending end of POST message to ME” on boot *sometimes* (Thinkpad with both Linux and Windows)

I have a Lenovo Thinkpad x230 with both Linux (Xubuntu 20.04) and Windows (10) installed and it has a number of issues which are probably related to the BIOS. They occur only sometimes and I couldn't ...
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Users stays logged in when shutdown computer

For the past few weeks, my users are still logged in every time I shut down the computer. I tried to disable 'Use my sign-in info to automatically finish setting up my device after an update or ...
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What is 'Automatically complete the configuration of a PC after an update or restart' in Windows 10

So I have a question. Because my laptop did not automatically log out after shutting down. I turn off the function Automatically complete the configuration of a PC after an update or restart. But ...
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Linux Mint 20.1 Ulyssa Cinnamon Shutdown and Startup

I'm a beginner on Linux and running a fresh install from Linux Mint version 20.1 Ulyssa Cinnamon 64bit ISO created by a Boot-USB. Already I installed it a few times because I wanted to create a Dual-...
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Windows 10 - How to turn off “This app has prevented you from shutting down”

Windows 10 does not always shutdown because "an app is preventing you from shutting down". Is there a setting to force shutdown regardless of "potential save loss"? I don't care if ...
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How can I shutdown another computer with a shutdown script on windows 10

okay so I own a pc and a laptop, I (remotely through SSH) use the laptop for some random tasks, but the laptop is somewhat far away from my desk so when I shutdown my pc I have to go walk to my laptop ...
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Unplugging my webcam slows down linux and is impossible to shut down the computer

When I unplug my webcam my computer starts to slow down, programs don't close nicely (I have to force it in the system monitor) and the lights of my keyboard (Num lock, capslock, etc) don't change ...
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My computer cannot shutdown using power button under any OS

I want to use power button on pc case to shutdown on operation system, but when I press the button, it does nothing. I've connect front panel cables to motherboard properly, power switch, reset swtich,...
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Is it safe to close my laptop after pressing Shut Down?

What actually happens when I close the laptop (lower the screen)? I know that if it's just on the desktop normally, it will go to sleep. But what if it's already shutting down? I guess it will ignore ...
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Does LibreOffice Writer really not close itself when Windows is shut down?

I have LibreOffice Writer start on boot, like all my other daily used applications. When I shut down Windows, I do it properly with the nice command that does not "force" a shutdown, but ...
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Laptop shuts down on launching games / handbrake

My laptop is seven years old. It keeps shutting down when I launch video games (a few seconds on moderate games and it shuts down) or start handbrake on a video with 10kbps+. I took it to the shop and ...
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My computer makes weird fire crackling noises a while after shutdown

I've quite recently noticed that my pc does very weird "fire crackling" sounds 10-15 minutes after shutdown. It sounds like wood on fire. (I hope that gives you a good idea of what it sounds ...
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Why wont Windows 10 Pro shut down with the ACPI power button when screen is locked locally?

We have Windows 10 running under KVM but it won't shut down when it gets an ACPI power button request triggered by virsh shutdown win10 after a user locks the console---however, it will under the ...
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My Laptop shows a black screen on boot up but if I boot it up again after leaving the laptop for 14 min, it just turns on without an issue

I cant properly explain the question in small words but my laptop seems to have some kind of timer. I dont know how it got into this state but this problem seem to have been going on for more than a ...
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Laptop shuts down without warning while doing graphics tasks

I have started having issues with my laptop 6 months ago. It is a very old laptop. I have experienced some random shutdowns only when I played Skyrim with around 100 mods. Those happened rarely. 4 ...
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How do I find who shut down a computer remotely?

Recently, someone at my high school used the command prompt trick where you type: shutdown -i and enter the computers you want to remotely turn off. Is there a way I could/could have found the ...
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why end Kernel panic - not syncing: Attempted to kill init! exit code=0x00007f00?

This message is displayed when I tried shutting down the system. end Kernel panic - not syncing: Attempted to kill init! exit code=0x00007f00 what is wrong? Why did it fail to shutdown?
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MX Linux - can't shutdown/ reboot - /usr/bin/systemctl: Syntax error: Unterminated quoted string

Today i tried to install snapd, I found that it's not so easy on MX Linux as on different distributions. I found this (also this ) link where I had to add some script to my /usr/bin/systemctl. It didn'...
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force windows 8 to properly shut down instead of quick shutdown/hibernate (login issue as well)

So I'm working on some laptops for an uncle of mine and he's got two, few year old laptops that have passwords that were forgotten. This SHOULD be a fairly straight forward process with just loading ...
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Windows 8.1 x64 random shutdowns after pc case change

sadly we have another problem - changed the pc case and computer started to shutdown randomly. Hardware/Software specs: CPU: s.2011 Intel E5-2660@2.6GHz with CNPS10X cooler, constant 52 to 54°C under ...
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Lenovo T490 shutdown at idle

I have a Lenovo T490 with Windows 10 (20H2 Build: 19042.685). I notice that if I leave it on for a while and when it tries to go into sleep mode, it will force shutdown by itself. Below is the event ...
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Dell XPS PC is Intermittently Shutting Down, Even in Safe Mode

I have a slightly older Dell XPS 9910 (Intel Core i7-6700 @ 3.4 GHz) running Windows 10 (20H2). It has been intermittently shutting down. Since I could not discern a pattern I restarted in "safe ...
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How can I access windows recovery option when dual booting, or do I have any other relatively easy solution?

So, I have windows 10 and ubuntu on my laptop. I was using win10, I shut down the machine, and when I opened it again and tried to enter win10, a black screen with a blinking cursor appeared. I don't ...
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Does a laptop need to be regularly shut down?

I've recently bought a Lenovo Ideapad Slim 5 14ARE05. Till date, I've always been a PC User. When I was deciding which laptop to purchase, a friend who has a MacBook claimed that he hasn't had to shut ...
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Computer turns on but suddenly shut down after few seconds on only first start

My problem is very strange. When I turn on my computer it turns on smoothly and after few seconds it suddenly shuts down. But after few seconds when I turn on my computer again it will work fine and I ...
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Can I use Wake-on-LAN to turn my computer off?

I use the following command to turn on another computer (running Windows): wakeonlan 74:d0:2b:92:0f:fa However, I would also like to be able to turn off the computer. How can I do that?
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Batch Files not terminating correctly at shutdown if in timeout countdown phase

On my Win10 1909 PC i have recently discovered that if I shutdown / restart while a Batch File is waiting on a timeout command, then rather than it terminating outright, instead only the timeout ...
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How to enable remote shutdown confirmation on Windows 10 RDP host?

When shutting down a remote Windows computer via RDP, some RDP hosts will prompt the user to confirm they want to shutdown the remote host computer. Is there a way to enable this feature on Windows 10 ...
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Setting Up Wake On Lan

Hello so i recently strated a school project that involves Wake on lan and i managed to get tho pc to turn on but not off so i asked for help on github and was told to follow this tutorial (https://...
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Laptop shuts down without warning when on battery irrespective of OS

I have an HP laptop with Ubuntu 18.04 and Windows 10 both installed in dual boot mode. When I'm working on the laptop with battery power, the laptop shuts down without any warning irrespective of the ...
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Shutdown can't shut down docker container (systemd)

I'm running a number of docker containers on my Ubuntu server. They are controlled by systemd. If I run systemctl stop docker-startup@mw-salcom-app.service the container shuts down gracefully. The ...

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