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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Computer shuts down many times between each Windows session

Upgraded from Windows 8.1 to Windows 10 with a clean install, and the following behavior is now happening every time I turn it on : computer is shut down in Windows next time it is turned on, it ...
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Laptop Boots, Then Immediately Shuts Off Samsung NP540U3C-A0U3B

Ok quick story, I was given this laptop to work on due to the trackpad mouse not working. At this point the laptop came on and worked other then the built in mouse pad. Basic troubleshooting began, I ...
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Install of RSAT tools. Does it require a restart? (Installing Powershell AD modules)

If I install the Active Directory module (Part of the RSAT tools) will the server require a reboot? I need to know before I go ahead with this operation.
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Computer randomly restarting in the middle of some CPU and GPU activity (viewing videos, gaming)

Asking on behalf of someone I know. His current build - Processor: Core i7-4770k RAM: GSkill Sniper Series DDR3-1600 8 GB total RAM 4 x 2 GPU: EVGA GTX 780 SC SSD: Samsung 120GB 840 Pro PSU: Corsair ...
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Tried to boot to safe mode through msconfig but laptop takes forever to reboot?

I was trying to boot to safe mode through msconfig but after it restarts, it got stuck and it was all black. I tried to wait for it to boot but time has passed and it's still stuck.I am in Windows 10 ...
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PC Rebooting randomly. PSU failure or not?

Sometimes when I play heavy games my computer reboots/turns off without prompting, blue screens, ... It just shuts down after 5 minutes of gaming, but it happens only with specific games (ONLY Star ...
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Antergos Linux gnome3 powerbuttons disapeared

I installed Antergos Linux a few days ago (sdb5). I'm new to Linux so I just used most the defaults (changed Chrome to Firefox) and used sdb8 as /home and sdb9 as swap. I changed a few setting, ...
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Restarting all core processes in Windows

Is there any way to restart all core/user processes and free-up unused and cached memory thereby simulating a Reboot except that it is way faster and easier. I know the way to -Simulate a Reboot to ...
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Windows 2008 Runlevel

When Windows 2008 gets shutdown / rebooted [not via a script] by someone, is there a way to have some pre-processing script executed similar to UNIX runlevel?
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Error on warm reboot, not on cold boot

Every time I boot my computer from the power-off state, it works fine (cold boot). However, whenever I reboot the machine (ex: shutdown /r) it will hang on the next boot-up. This problem has been ...
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Having reboot problems upgrading windows 7 to win 10 on toshiba c655

I tried upgrading Toshiba Satellite c655 from Win 7 to Win 10. Besides the process taking forever it will load all info and ask to reboot. Somewhere in the reboot process something fail and a message ...
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WR740N Corrupting itself?

This is my friend's router. I have installed DD-WRT on it and set it up as a WDS repeater. It worked, and after 5 minutes the router just stopped working. I ran ipconfig and the default gateway said ...
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CPU fails to restart during Win7 re-installation

A computer was built for my brother and was up and running for a few months. We are not sure what he did but just two days ago, his PC kept shutting down spontaneously. We thought that it was because ...
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my router always reboots while trying to connect

i have 'Edimax AR7186WnA wireless router'. i bought it recently and i have completed the setup wizard but every time i try to connect any device except my laptop "HP compac" it reboots automatically. ...
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How do I troubleshoot random rebooting?

For the past couple weeks, my PC has started having an issue where it randomly reboots. These reboots have happen 1-2 times a day, and have so far always been when I am away from it. There isn't any ...
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How can I fix my Acer One 10 (Windows 8.1) not starting up at all?

It has been about 10 days since I got my Acer One 10 and it has already started showing problems. When I went to use it this morning, nothing happened. I assumed it had zero battery, so I put it to ...
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Why is my windows 8.1 starting fast but restarting very slow?

I've just formatted my Lenovo G510 pc and reboot time is about 3 minutes. - While rebooting, to the lenovo screen it takes 10,20 seconds, - After the black screen it takes about 2 minutes, and ...
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when installing nvidia driver in windows 7 restarts

windows 7 works fine with standard VGA drive when installing Lenovo B450 NVidia driver after booting when desktop screen comes it restarts. please help to get rid of it.
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Laptop reboots with no reason

Here I have Acer 5750G laptop with core i7-2670QM upgraded CPU for three years ~Two weaks ago I had first instant reboot. Now laptop can work 15 minutes or 15 hours as well with very different load ...
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Computer stalling out during gaming and randomly restarting - I think its the power supply. New power supply's don't work?

ISSUE: I think my issue has multiple issues. 1 leads to 2 leads to 3... I think anyway. Are they related? That may be enough to answer my question. Issue 1 is what I attempted to answer, but the ...
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Restarting by clicking “Restart Now” or normal restart doesn't install updates

After checking and installing Updates over Windows Update I get a dialog to restart Windows: When I restart it doesn't install any updates! How can i fix this?
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Do Unix-based Systems retain Daemons or Hardware Information post-Reboot?

Background: I dual-boot Mac OSX Yosemite and Ubuntu 15.04 on a Macbook Pro Retina with rEFInd boot loader. I have a customized daemon for controlling the fans on Ubuntu, the reason being that I have ...
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PC works fine on Windows safe mode, but I can't format using Windows installation CD

I have a laptop that restarts when booting Windows (not showing any errors, or any blue screens), when tested in safe mode it starts without any problems. I thought then that the windows installation ...
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Linux USB device won't work after power up without replugging

I have an USB device (eGalax Toucscreen controller) that won't work if the computer is powered on with the device plugged (' device not accepting address'). It however works, if plugged in after the ...
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“sudo dpkg-reconfigure keyboard-configuration” settings forgotten after reboot

I'm currently running on an Ubuntu 15.04 machine, and I've been attempting to set my Left Caps Lock Key as my Control Key. After following numerous ways of doing this, I've attempted the above ...
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Stuck after reboot

I was trying to install centos on windows so I downloaded the iso image and I used unibootin to make a bootable usb device. After installing on my usb drive it asked me to reboot so I confirmed. I ...
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I want to install Norton Family. Will it require me to reboot?

I want to install the free version of Norton Family, a parental-control software package. But I have some other software running which I don't want closed and restarted. When I install Norton ...
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Witcher 3 causes PC to restart randomly

(Not sure if I am asking at the right site, as it might be software/hardware related and not exactly gaming. I guess I'll post this question on Arqade too.) I have been having this problem since 2 ...
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How can I Diagnose the Cause of Chronic Rebooting - No Events, No Dump Files, No Error Messages

I have a Windows 7 Pro x64 system (i7 if it matters) that randomly restarts. This system is required to be online all the time, but it restarts in a very random way. I can go 5 days without a random ...
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Too much “Restart and Update”

I recently reinstalled windows 8.1 64bit and when it finished "Restart and Update", if i go to "Power" again options appears "Restart and Update" again... I guess it could happen if per example it ...
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Windows 8 home screen not visible after booting and entering password

i have re-started my laptop with windows 8 OS several times over. But I am stuck. the following is happening : I put the power button on. Then it asks for password. I enter the password. But nothing ...
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My computer that is plugged into an UPS reboots when the power goes down [duplicate]

I am using a Seasonic SS 400et active PFC F3 power supply, but my computer reboots when the power goes down. The computer's processor is an Intel Core 2 Quad Q6600. I have 6 GB RAM and a GTS 250 512 ...
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How to (really) force a restart remotely

I'm managing a small remote server and recently I've been having issues related to USB driver (or at least I believe so) disabling some of USB controllers and preventing system restart. It doesn't ...
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Windows 8 restart every day at 12:13:14 AM

I assume it's a virus, but I couldn't find about it on the web. My windows started to (I don't know what I did, or which program I've installed) restart every day at 12:13:14 AM. I have no idea what ...
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MacBook Pro 13 early 2011 random restarts and verbose log needed

I have a MacBook Pro 13 Early 2011 model that has been experiencing some random restarts (across OS’s Mavericks and Yosemite). I have tried almost every fix offered online. SMC PRAM reset, reseating ...
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Have to reboot router to make it work properly on specific devices

I have a Linksys router (WRT610N ver 2.0) that I never hard problem with in the last 2-3 years, until 2 days ago. Sometimes(often after a reboot or a wake up) my laptop wont connect at all, or connect ...
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Random Restarts [Not Heat Related]

As recently as in the last three days, my computer, during very or what seemed very random times, would just restart. The fans wouldn't even go to a halt and the lights wouldn't turn off. Normally ...
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Instant reboot on Windows: how to help analyzing the issue for Microsoft?

So, I accidentally found a critical issue on Windows: the ability to instantly reboot the system from an application. I already reported it on connect.microsoft.com here and on Windows Feedback. But: ...
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Toshiba laptop: “reboot and select proper boot device or insert boot media in selected boot device and press a key”

This message comes up whenever I reboot my Toshiba Satellite-P845T laptop. reboot and select proper boot device or insert boot media in selected boot device and press a key Whether I remove the ...
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Activate “Reopen Windows When Logging Back In”

I got OSX Yosemite 10.2.2 and even when I Check Reopen Windows When Logging Back In before shutdown then when I start my last windows are not reopened. How to solve this please ?
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Can PSU force my PC to restart?

I recently had a problem where my PC restarts after watching Twitch channels or playing games. It looks like PC lost power and then booted back up. My specs are: CPU: Intel i5 3570K @ 3.9ghz [OC'ed] ...
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Seemingly random reboot during OS installation

I've recently changed my mobo and as usually in this case my OS wouldn't boot properly(I got past login, then, after few seconds, reboot). I proceeded to fail-safe mode, backed up my data and begun ...
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Is there a way to run a specific script with every “halt” and “reboot” command on Linux?

I need to find a way to somehow intercept the halt and reboot commands and execute different actions via shell script before the actual halt and reboot commands are executed. Is that possible without ...
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What is causing constant restart, but stops after removing graphics card?

This is has been a recurring problem, a few times in the last six months. Windows 8.1 custom gaming PC. The computer will power on for ten seconds, shut down, then auto restart. The problem ...
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how do i get my taskbar back without rebooting (multiple monitors)

after i start/restart my Win8.1 laptop with an external monitor on HDMI, the taskbar is on both monitors. The only difference is that on the laptop display, the notification area, a.k.a. "the tray" ...
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How do I prevent HP BIOS from remapping my function keys? Or map them back without reboot?

I want to prevent my machine firmware from mapping the function keys on the keyboard in the way that HP thinks that they should be mapped, and map them in the way that I think that they should be ...
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On first initial boot up, board does not recognize HDD, keyboard

I upgraded to an MSI board after previous board failure. (I also replaced the PSU, CPU and GPU) Reusing the same HDD with Win8.1. On each initial boot up, it does not recognize the HDD or USB devices ...
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My Asus u56e is randomly rebooting again. Any Ideas?

This seems to be a popular problem for Asus users. However, I have not found a definite cause or solution for the problem. This machine is roughly four years of age now, and was recently given to me ...
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hp mini 110-3510nr laptop won't restart

Here is the information of my hardware and software hardware : hp mini 110-3510nr OS : Windows 7 starter (freshly installed) My laptop is a hp mini 110-3510nr. It has windows 7 starter installed in ...
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Unable to shutdown, who to blame?

My PC has always suffered from this problem: upon reboot, the power, instead of staying up and running until BIOS POST, most of the time (but not always, and that's why I don't think this has never ...