A hard reboot refers to the process of physically removing the power from a computer and starting it back up. A soft reboot refers to the process of shutting down and restarting an operating system, and possibly restarting the computer hardware (initiated by software).

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can't shut down, blue screen and restarting appears

Currently I cannot shut down my Asus notebook. It appears blue screen and shows Restarting..... When I press power button, screen will appear black. When I press power button again, blue screen ...
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Is it really necessary to restart the PC after an update? [duplicate]

This question came to my mind mostly because I rarely restart my Linux laptop, so I wondered if this has any negative consequences. Updating is basically just patching applications, so I could imagine ...
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Problems Booting, Restarting, Shutting Down on Chimera 4.1

My Mini-ITX computer has been working well for about 23 months. Recently, it is randomly refusing to start up, i.e. it hangs during the process, always after the Apple progress bar halts and video is ...
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Cant re-enroll my chromebook

I can't re-enroll my device, currently it's managed by some domain (that I saw when try to login in) and it's deprovisioned (saw that in google admin console), so I want to make it provisioned again ...
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Didn't use bootcamp, just upgraded to Windows 10 and now can't reboot in OSX

I was runnning Windows 7 Home on an updated 27" iMac via bootcamp. Someone else installed it for me and other than knowing how to reboot in either and then working with OSX or windows, I don't ...
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Windows XP Will Not Restart

I have a Dell Precision T5500 that is dual-booted with Windows XP and Windows 7. Previously, when shutting down Windows XP (fresh installation) it would sit at the "Windows is shutting down..." ...
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How to generate soft lockup in Linux Kernel and how to verify?

I was testing soft lockup recovery procedure of Linux Kernel. I set /proc/sys/kernel/softlockup_panic to 1. And I created a Kernel module as described in the link below. ...
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Letter “T” only works after reboot [closed]

A strange thing happened yesterday. Letter "T" of my desktop keyboard stopped working. Whenever I wanted to type "T" or "t", I had to copy it from somewhere and then paste it. After one day of this I ...
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Windows 10 reboots itself without any warning, but just once

I'm facing a weird issue on my Windows 10 PC. Last weekend I reinstalled Windows to rollback from the latest Windows Insider build, so I didn't format all the drive but just did a fresh Windows ...
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Can't boot system from USB bootable drive

Is there any way to check from the command prompt the boot order, because when I start my computer up, I have no idea what key I have to press, I tried f10, f12, f8, and pressing like most of the f ...
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UPS suddenly restarting, what might be the cause?

Background My UPS has a backup of about 10 mins, thus, it's battery life is good. No problems detectable. My CPU, on the other hand, is also fine with no major hardware problems (as it looks so) ...
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New build shuts down randomly - insufficient power?

I have an ongoing problem with my new build shutting down randomly. It is very sporadic: it can be 5 times a day, or once in 5 days. My temperatures are fine, I have tested the wall sockets and have ...
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Computer boots when I switch off the lights

I have more details regarding My computer boots up during the night. I got a used halogen lamp with a transformer and can reliably reproduce the following: Computer and lamp are running I shut down ...
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Reboot after installation necessary?

Some apps, mainly antivirus apps, drivers, other non-OS update stuff mostly demand a reboot after an installation or after an update ends. I'd like to know, why? If an app changes its data or system ...
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Slow laptop loading

A few days ago my laptop started to slow loading. It has Lubuntu installed. Further more when it goes to sleep it can not be returned and I can see only black screen. Sympthoms: slow loading, when ...
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Why would a screenshot of Windows show up on Linux?

My computer has been acting funny lately (I think my $30 motherboard is going out). However something that really confused me happened just now. I'm running a Windows 10 and Linux dual boot. Some ...
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My computer is functioning very slow and entering into a 'not-responding' state often. And, after every 1/2 hour or so, it automatically restarts [closed]

My computer is functioning very slow and entering into a 'not responding' state often. And, after every 1/2 hour or so, it automatically restarts. Especially when I try to play a video (even on ...
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How to fix ASUS random reboot

As the title is saying, I can't turn on my laptop while it's cold, I need to put it on a relatively hot radiator. When I turn it on and it's cold there is only the "Turn on /turn off" button working ...
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Windows 10 - Reboot via RDP (without using the keyboard)

I'm looking for a way to restart a Window 10 PC, while being logged into it via RDP (Remote Desktop Protocol) without using the keyboard. In Windows 7, this could be done easily (4 clicks - no ...
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Computer restarts on Windows 7 start screen

I recently replaced my motherboard with an almost identical one that I bought off eBay (didn't change any other piece of hardware). The computer turns on fine. However, as soon as the Windows 7 start ...
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Windows 10 keeps changing default browser to Explorer at reboot

In Windows 10 (Pro, 1511 build 10586.104), default web browser keeps being reset to Internet Explorer at each reboot (settings > system > default). No matter which other browser is set there, as ...
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Laptop bluescreens in ntfs.sys and fltmgr.sys

I have a Lenovo Y510P and it show random blue screens. This is on Windows 7 64bit SP1 CZ Home Edition. I bought this notebook two years ago with 6GB RAM and recently upgraded to 16GB. I don't know ...
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How to map all centos shutdown commands to reboot command

i'm running a centos server and I would like to make it so, that when you type the shut down command(s) it would instead reboot the server.
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New PC built won't start, keeps rebooting

I've just built a new PC and it was working fine for an hour or so. I was able to install Windows and there weren't any problems until I rebooted and now it won't start. The CPU fan tries to run but ...
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Reboot Windows 10 PC remotely

I have VPN access to a different network and I'm able to connect to it just fine. However, I need to reboot one PC on this VPN-connected data network. I had a TeamViewer Host Session established, but ...
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Windows 10 wakes up at night although Update was completely finished a day before

I really really hate when my computer wakes up at 4:00h in the morning. So when I get Updates for my Win10 x64, I always schedule an immediate reboot, so that the update process can finish. That's ...
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System suddenly going into continuous/infinite restart/reboot loop without even POST with clicking noise from PSU

I'm new here and desperately in need of help. My Dell Inspiron One 2330 was working perfectly till yesterday night. Today morning when I tried to turn it on, it went into a continuous restart loop ...
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Is it possible to suspend/restart a 'find' command?

Let's say I have a slow filesystem in which I would like to list all the files: find . -type f -printf "%p\n" Is it possible to launch this command in a way I can interrupt it, save the state and ...
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Restarting turns off monitor, but computer stays on

Since yesterday, my computer just couldn't complete a restart. I would click the Windows button > Power > Restart, and it'd go to the Restart screen. Wheel finishes spinning and the screen goes ...
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Error Message: "A reboot is pending. Please restart before starting Visual Studio

Error Message: "A reboot is pending. Please restart before starting Visual Studio". I installed Visual Studio (Visual Basic 2015 and SQL 2015) and after what looked like a successful install I ...
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How to troubleshoot and analyze Windows infinite shutdown or reboot screen

I have Thinkpad E520 notebook with windows 10 installed on it. when I am trying restart/shutdown, in shutdown screen Windows go to infinite loop . It show restarting/shutdown message and computer ...
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How to make Word automatically restore the documents that it had open before a reboot?

I normally have over a dozen documents open in Microsoft Word 2010. It takes quite a while to reopen those files using the File/Recent feature. I'd like Word to automatically restore the open files ...
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PC rebooting randomly when NOT playing games (light/idle load)

I've recently moved from an Asus P8Z77-V LX2 to an MSI Z77IA-E53. After this move, my PC started restarting randomly. But, unlike anything else I've found so far, it's only when there isn't a game ...
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How to disable restarting (ever) on Windows 10

For some reason, my Laptop shutdowns fine, boots fine, BUT goes into a crash loop when restarted. I have spent so much time trying to fix this but nothing seems to work. So maybe I can ignore this ...
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Surface Pro 3 Reboot after Shutdown

I have a Microsoft Surface Pro 3 tablet. For the past couple weeks I have been experiencing an issue where when I turn the surface off either by the physical hardware button or through the OS (Windows ...
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No post on restart or with reset switch

I have upgraded to MSI Z87-G45 and 4690k from an AMD build and cannot get it to restart or reset with the switch. It will just stay on with the fans spinning but never post. What can cause this issue? ...
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Video card error: Driver or Hardware?

Last night, I came home to find that one of my screens on my PC was grey with loads of white lines through it. I had to force it shut down, and I saw the error "Video Card Error". I have the new AMD ...
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Force ASUS netbook (without removable battery) to reboot

I have an ASUS F102B netbook without a removable battery. It occasionally freezes (or the screen goes flat) and I would like to know a way to force it to restart without waiting for the battery to go ...
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Lenovo Y580 does not properly wake up from sleep

I have a Lenovo Y580 notebook and have a strange issue when putting it in standby mode. When I try to resume it, the power button lights up from flashing, I hear the powering sound of the DVD drive, ...
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Reboot frozen remote Mac

I have a remote frozen Mac I need to reboot. I can see it's online through Teamviewer but it's not responding. This is what I have to work with: Admin user+password, Public IP address, It appears ...
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Windows restarts itself and then freezes

The box restarts itself, regularly, and then freezes on the startup animation. Roughly like this image It spins for a little while and then freezes mid spin. This also happens if the computer is ...
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I cannot disable CHKDSK on Windows XP

Every time I happen to shut off my computer manually, it runs automatically a CHKDSK check before starting up. I tried to edit the registry in ...
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Laptop endlessly restarts (because HDD)

There are 2 HDD in my Asus K95VM: the main and the additional. I don't know what happened, but the laptop began to restart every 2-3 seconds and not start, I couldn't even enter the BIOS. Then I ...
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Upgrade to Windows 10 Pro, version 1511, 10586 occur boot restart loop (reboot loop)

After successful update from Windows 10 Pro Build 10240 to Build 10586 (november upgrade) pc just start rebooting constantly on boot logo. I can't choose "Safe Mode" option on boot. With Windows 10 ...
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Add program to startup linux server

Hello, I have a Ubuntu Linux server (14.04) and i'd like to add NzbGet to the startup programs. NzbGet Wiki tells me this : Starting on boot NZBGet can run in background as daemon ...
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Laptop powers off within seconds of powering on; suspect battery issue; how to confirm?

I sometimes leave my laptop open and on overnight -- laziness, I suppose. A few days ago, when i woke up, I saw my laptop was shut down. Odd as I didn't recall turning it off. When I tried to restart ...
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Computer restarts after waking up from sleep + occasional graphic driver issue on boot

Setup Windows 7 64b MSI Z97 U3 PLUS Intel Core i7 4770 ASUS GTX760-DC2T-2GD5-SSU latest drivers no overclocking Problem 1) Computer has problems to wake up from sleep correctly. In 2 out of 3 ...
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Reboot Linux via netcat?

Put aside the security risks, I need a temporary way to reboot over a network without relying on SSH. My SSH server has some other issues that I need more time to resolve those so need a way to bypass ...
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How do I prevent programs from restarting after forced reboot?

I can live with the computer rebooting after windows updates are installed. But after it restarts, if I forgot to log out the night before, it tries to restart all of my programs. For one thing, few ...
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PC Crashing and booting randomly

Ok it has been happening for about 5 months now and I still cant figure out what is causing the crash, It crashes then reboots again randomly. I still have warranty on my PC parts I just cant figure ...