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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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Which computer needs SeRemoteShutdownPrivilege to shut down a remote system?

Say, if I want to shut down a remote computer 2 from my computer 1 using a tool like shutdown.exe. I keep reading that this requires SeRemoteShutdownPrivilege. What I am not clear about is which ...
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Hook to shutdown VirtualBox on restart due to Windows Update

Although those of us on Windows 10 Home are stuck with uncontrolled system restarts due to Windows Update, is there a way to add a hook that will run whenever Windows restarts or shuts down, whether ...
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Save the machine state before shutdown and load it back on boot?

Is there a way, on windows 10 and on Linux distributions, to save the machine state before shutting down and load it back up on boot? I.e. I would like the same feature as in VirtualBox when I use ...
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"No bootable device…” after unplanned empty battery shutdown

The macbook pro has suddenly shutdown (battery went out) while I am doing bootcamp to windows besides macOS. Now there's a big black and white message No bootable device... I can't do anything, I ...
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Computer shuts down by itself

I recently bought the computer Asus Zenbook UX410UA-GV410T Ultrabook (Intel Core i7, 8 Go de RAM, SSD 256 Go, Windows 10). The installation worked well. However, when I switch on my computer, the ...
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“Timed out starting Power-Off” 30 minutes after “Reached target Shutdown”, computer takes 30 minutes to power off

When I shut down my computer running Ubuntu 16.04 LTS, it takes seconds to reach the final Reached target Shutdown message as shown on the console. However, after this message has been shown, it ...
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Google Drive Prevents Windows Shutdown

This is a similar question to Google Drive (googlesyncdrive) preventing PC from shutting down or hibernating - however, it is different since this time it is Windows 10 (not 7) and I actually get an ...
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Are Razer devices secretly ruining my PSU?

Question: can USB devices (keyboard, mouse) that don't seem to shutdown (lights are on) along with the system kill PSU? Too short; I want read more: Once upon a time I had Thermaltake Toughpower ...
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Computer only boots after sleep, not shutdown

My PC only boots from sleep, not shutdown. The only way I can boot from shutdown is if I press F11 to open the boot menu and then close the menu without clicking anything but the "x". If I select "...
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In Windows 10, “Do not turn off system power after a Windows system shutdown has occurred” group policy has no effect: workarounds?

I have a PC encased in a box, so the power switch is not accessible. I want to set it to have the old style "you can now shutdown your pc" screen. The reason is that if an user accidentally shutdown ...
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Why does my computer abruptly shut down? PSU is faulty but works well without load [closed]

There are similar questions on this site, some do not have definitive answers while in other cases it was the motherboard that was faulty or overheating issues. In my case it’s the PSU. The purpose ...
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Will enabling the debug shell affect the systemd shutdown sequence?

I'm troubleshooting an issue where CentOS stops at "Reached target Shutdown" when I issue a reboot command. In other words the system does not reboot but remains as is after printing the mentioned ...
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Computer hard shutdown and won't let me restart tell cycle the PSU

My build Windows 10 home x64 MB: Crosshair VII Hero Processor: Ryzen 7 2700x Ram: CORSAIR Vengeance RGB Pro 32GB (4 x 8 GB) Vid: ASUS ROG GeForce GTX 1080 Ti DirectX 12 Strix HDD: 1x500G m.2, 3 ...
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Windows 7 Ultimate: replace “Hibernate after” with “Shutdown after”

Sometimes I put my laptop to sleep (suspend to RAM, not hibernate), but could happen that I don’t reactivate it for days: in such case, despite the fact that the sleep state consume little percentage ...
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Windows error 6008 time does not seem reliable

I came to work and discovered that my desktop PC was off. This led me to suspect a power outage. Checking mine and another one plugged into the same outlet, I found that each one had a 6008 error ...
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Reboot or shutdown?

I have the following problem: I need to know when the PC start, if the computer has started up after being turned off (cold start), or if the computer has simply been restarted (hot start). Through a ...
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Pc restarts and shutdown at various indefinite times

One day my PC just started shutting down without an error message or anything. So I looked in the event viewer for here came the ID 41 to the vorschein. Without thinking I changed the PSU the problem ...
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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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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 ...