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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Difference between shutting down and rebooting PC

I have windows (XP SP3 32-bit) and linux (Xubuntu TT 64-bit) both installed on my laptop (as a dualboot). Now each of the following behavior has been tested on my PC several times: When shutting ...
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What are the benefits / downsides of a high uptime? [on hold]

Today I noticed that htop added a bang after the uptime of my server, because my server's uptime is now greater than 100 days. I don't know if this is a warning, or a congratulation : What are the ...
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I want to automate rebooting most or all of the major routers remotely, will provide software to everyone for free [on hold]

Does anyone know if we can use a tool or a method to remotely restart the router? Or even remotely restart the internet connection of the router? I know we can telnet into the router, but each router ...
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Mac OS X Mavericks opens reopens all windows [duplicate]

On Mac OS X Mavericks restarting system all windows reopen on desktop even when this is disabled.
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Reboot / Shutdown with Gnome 3 on Debian 7

I have a problem with Gnome 3 on my Debian 7 install. I can't use Desktop button to reboot or shutdown because my screen freezes. I tried in command line reboot -f as admin and it's working but ...
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Preserve NAT mappings across reboot

My Linux router is able to reboot and reconnect all network interfaces pretty fast (~10 seconds, thanks to systemd and a SSD disk), and comes up with the same IP addresses. Unfortunately the reboot ...
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Restart-Computer and hold script

I'm running a Powershell script that requires a reboot in the middle of the script. After the reboot, the script is executing some commands (that can't be executed before the reboot!). I'm rebooting ...
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Debian not reboot or shutdown

I'm truck with a simple problem of rebooting with my installation of Debian 7. I got inspire by this issue but it's not working. I tried a lot of combinations but still nothing. I'm not sure about ...
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How do I reload windows without rebooting

I was wondering, is it possible to reload all the files in windows without rebooting the system to save time like when you install a new program and it asked you to reboot your PC, but instead I want ...
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how to run “reboot recovery” in android recovery [migrated]

Need to run "reboot recovery" while in android recovery mode My recovery didn't accept recovery parameter "recovery". adb reboot recovery - reboots recovery to recovery. rom shell "reboot recovery" ...
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Computer restarting without warning

Recently, my computer has been restarting without warning. This started a few months ago after I got a BSOD when I was watching something with MPC. I got other BSODs later when I was watching videos ...
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Windows 8.1 taking longer time to restart

When I restart my computer from Windows 8.1 it shutdowns quickly but after the device gets turned off it takes long time to restart. This process is far slower compared to manual shutdown and start. ...
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Disable Restart dialog after device identify

Sorry for my bad English I have an internet cafe and have a different keyboard mouse.. My all PCs deepfreeze protection but if my customers replace USB slot keyboard or mouse or webcam then Windows ...
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How to determine exact date/time of Windows Update planned restart?

When updates are pending, at login screen of Windows 8 there is a notification Your PC will restart in 1 day to finish installing important updates. Is there a way to determine exact date/time ...
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Reboot Windows 8 on second screen; first screen laptop is broken

The laptop has a broken screen. I got this fixed by hooking on a second screen. Now looking at the laptop, I found it too slow, so I did a clean reboot of Windows 8. It started but the second screen ...
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How to restart a router with curl or wget to pass URL as well as POST parameters?

I have an Edimax router and from wireshark I see that the router restarts with the POST http://192.168.2.1/goform/formReboot and the form elements reset_flag=0&submit-url=%2Fadmin_restart.asp ...
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Black screen when loading google web store on chrome browser

pc screen goes black and have to reboot when selecting web store on chrome browser 39.0.2171.19 beta and Linux 17 mint, other pages are ok, only has happens when loading web store (every Time) and you ...
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Can I press Shift + Power or double press the Power button to make my computer restart?

I find that in Mac, you can have a combination of the power button like it is a normal one. I wonder if this still works in my Acer laptop. I have tried to tweak it in my OSes (Windows 8.1 and Linux), ...
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PC restarts randomly for unknown reasons. Possibly hardware issue. What could be wrong?

My PC randomly restarts whenever there is load on it but not all the time. Examples are when I'm playing a game or watching a movie. Sometimes, I can get through hours of sessions and no restart at ...
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New Asus M32BF keeps randomly rebooting & losing Wi-Fi connectivity

The computer—an Asus M32BF—will just restart in the middle of a work session with absolutely no warning. It is also sometimes unable to find wireless networks after a reboot. Restarting the computer ...
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QNAP reboots every 16 hours or so

I have a QNAP TS-412. It has 4x 4TB WD Red drives in RAID10. The poor thing works pretty hard. Virtually 24/7 it runs at 20-30MB/sec as a backup device from a bunch of office computers and a handful ...
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Windows 7 Keeps Rebooting after RAM Upgrade

My Notebook comes with a 4GB RAM (2x2GB) (Sony Vaio vpcea46fm) I am Upgrading to 8GB (2x4GB) memory, but after i installed the new ships, windows keeps rebooting. If i return the old RAM everything ...
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How to make Windows 8 Show Advanced Startup On Boot?

I can't seem to find a way to do this, I already know how to initialize an advanced startup in Windows 8 and I have also gone through this question, but that's not what I want, I want the advanced ...
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How urgent is a *** System restart required *** for security?

To learn a bit of server administration I've set up a simple Ubuntu 14.04 server on which I run a personal website. I've set it to automatically install security updates, but leave out the other ...
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Windows 7 crashes and freezes randomly

First of all, thanks for your time! My problem is that PC freezing or craches randomly. Sometimes crashes with BSOD, sometimes PC just reboots. For notice, simple reboots are more frequent than BSOD ...
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Windows 8 will not restart if your Registry Hives are larger than 2GB. Why?

Recently I read an article and in this article it mentions that if you are running 64-bit Windows 8 it will not restart if your Registry Hives are larger than 2GB. Can anyone explain?
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Why do I have blurry application on reboot only?

I am witnessing a very weird situation on my Asus Laptop, running on Windows 8.1. Basically, if I shutdown my computer and restart it all works fine. However, if I reboot the computer using the ...
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Should I reboot after dist-upgrade?

After apt-get dist-upgrade on a desktop PC with "testing" Debian Linux, is it recommended: a. reboot; b. logout?
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Samsung series 9 unexpected shut down

I have a Samsung Series 9 NP900X3A where began to shut down and reboot unexpectedly. I changed the RAM thinking this was a memory problem, but the laptop continues the shutdown and reboots. I have ...
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What Might Cause Windows 8.1 in Bootcamp to Automatically Reboot to OSX Mavericks?

Problem I have a 27" iMac with a 1TB Fusion Drive. I have Bootcamp running with Windows 8.1 installed on a partition. When I boot into Windows and leave the computer idle, I come back to find it has ...
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D-Link DIR-655 Router rebooting itself randomly

My router keeps restarting itself randomly, usually when skype call is in progress, which is the worst time for reboot to me. The leds blinks and all wireless clients are dropped during restart. Also ...
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I cannot reboot my computer

I have a Samsung 540 notebook which has Windows 8 installed. I have the following message on my screen. "All boot options are tried. Press key to recover with factory image using Recovery or any ...
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How to permanently disable firewall in Red Hat Linux

I have followed the below steps to disable the firewall in Linux. After reboot, again firewall is enabled. How to disable firewall permanently? Login as the root user. Next enter the following three ...
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Linux machine restarting

I did some changes in /fsab ,also mounted some temporary mounts using mount command .Now the Problem is something has gone wrong and My machine is rebooting automatically after 3 min. please help me ...
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Mac pro 2,1 boots up but won't restart?

I am very confused with this problem. So I just recently purchased a 8 core 3.0ghz Mac Pro 2,1 and I upgraded the memory with 16gbs of hynix ram, and everything worked great the computer was reading ...
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Dell Xps M1210 reboot cycle

I just received a Dell xps M1210 laptop to repair. The person I received it from said they have been using it with no problems for 10 years. Then the other day, they were copying files, then suddenly ...
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Why does my computer take an abnormally long time to shut down?

I am booting Windows 8.1 Professional 64-bit off an SSD (specifically, a 128GB ADATA SP900), and while it boots up incredibly fast, it also takes an obscenely long time to shut-down. The time to go ...
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When I am prompted to restart after uninstalling software, is a shutdown okay too?

When I'm uninstalling an application it says that I should either restart the computer now, or manually restart later. Will it make any difference if I shut down the computer instead? What's the ...
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Linux base device not getting shutdown

I try to shutdown my embedded system running with Linux environment using shutdown -h now. But in place of shutdown it is rebooting my system again. So can anyone give me suggestion how to shutdown my ...
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Windows 7 boots only at second try

My system started to hang on boot after being > 4 hours switched off. I have a SSD as C:, user files are on a HD (D:) then I have a RAID1 as backup (M:) and another 2 GB HD as temp storage (I am doing ...
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sftp scp can not work , result in network down

root@6-2:/root> scp 1.pcap yqiu@10.xx.xx.xx:~ yqiu@10.xx.xx.xx's password: 1.pcap 0% 0 0.0KB/s --:-- ETA I use scp to ...
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Open File Security Warning at boot

Every time I boot my laptop I get this annoying message. I trust this program and I want it to run on-boot without prompting me with this annoying message. Even if I unchecked "Always ask before ...
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Windows 7 computer boot issues

My father's computer (a frankenstein) will not start. It was rebooted by a software update i think and now, I boot the thing, it comes to a selection screen with two options, start computer normally, ...
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VNC Remote Reboot

I use a OS X (hackintosh) build at my house and a Toshiba Chromebook with an Ubuntu chroot on the go. Sometimes, I'm at an event and installing some software remotely through VNC and need to perform a ...
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Windows 8.1 freezes irregularly at system reboot, cold reboot fixes it

My system is windows 8.1. From sometime ago, it starts to freeze irregularly at start-up during reboot. Screen shows 2 spinning dots and freezes at the windows logo screen. Turn off the PC and turn on ...
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What could cause a system reboot after 1 - 2 hours uptime?

Since about two weeks my system (Ubuntu 14.04) causes reboots itself (it seems to freeze for a fraction of a second). The reboot problem began at that time I updated the BIOS since I had weird ...
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Laptop won't boot, restarts on its own + black screen

yesterday I was playing on my Win 7 laptop when suddenly my screen went into this colorful faulty state, something of this , though not exactly. And a second after my laptop died starting itself up ...
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Lenovo Ideapad Z585 screen remains black on restart

hope I'm posting this in the right place. Basically I've had my Lenovo ideapad z585 for a while, but recently it's started doing this thing where if the laptop is turned off/restarted, when it is ...
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Prevent local computer rebooting (windows update) during fullscreen remote desktop session

Is it possible to prevent Windows 7 from rebooting without any interaction from the user? Or even better, only if the use is using a full screen application? More details: My wife uses her home ...
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PC Reboot When Stressed

My father bought a new rig last week. It's a HP Envy Phoenix with: GEFORCE GTX 780 3072MB (Think it had GTX 760 stock) Intel i7 4770 3.4 GHz 16GB of RAM ... When under heavy load the computer ...