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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Fresh install of Windows will not reboot, it freezes instead. Suspending will trash the install

I just installed Windows 7 Enterprise (no sp, v6.1.7600) to an Acer Aspire 5560. This problem is 100% reproducible on all 7 of the Acer 5560's I've tried it on. The installer froze instead of ...
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Is it possible to conduct a POST on a server without rebooting it

Is it possible to do a Power On Self Test on a server without rebooting it? I was told the it was possible but have not been able to find any further information on this topic. Is there additional ...
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Computer wouldn't wake up, reinstalled Vista home premium, now PC won't boot

I hope someone can help me find an answer to this. Our vista 64 bit PC was acting up- it wouldn't wake from sleep requiring holding down the power button to shut down the computer after which I could ...
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Linux Mint won't poweroff, only reboots

I have a very strange problem with my Linux Mint. I'm using it on a lap HP455 and actually everything works fine except that when I have try to shut it down Linux will only reboot indefenitely. I've ...
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Is rebooting my computer about 6X/hr for 6 hrs harmful?

Is rebooting my computer about 6X/hr for 6 hrs everyday harmful? I am using the restart option through the start menu. The purpose of my rebooting is that I am installing and uninstalling different ...
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How to reinstall GRUB of another disk partition in MBR

0 down vote favorite I have multiple Operating systems installed on different partitions of my hard-disk each having one boot and one root partition. My requirement is such i have to do some ...
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Are hard reboots after Ubuntu freezes likely to cause problems?

I am running Ubuntu 12.10 on a x86 machine, and recently an issue is occuring where the machine completely freezes. From the sound sof it, the processor seems to be doing some heavy stuff (listening ...
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Arch Linux “poweroff” always waits 90 seconds in VMware Player

I am running Arch Linux (installed from archlinux-2014.01.05-dual.iso) on VMware Player and have installed vmtoolsd (which belongs to open-vm-tools). Now my problem is that, whenever I do poweroff or ...
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Reboot Windows Computer using Putty (SSH)

I am running Putty and am able to SSH into a network (Tomato is running the SSH server). How can I reboot a Windows computer on the network from Putty? What command do I type?
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Reboot after power failure not working

My bios (american megatrends) has an option to reboot after power failure which I have set only it doesn't work. I have a UPS which shuts it down correctly and then disconnects the power. When power ...
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mdadm always degraded on reboot - how to solve?

Whenever I reboot, my RAID6 array is always degraded, and I have to force add two drives (seen here after re-adding): Personalities : [raid6] [raid5] [raid4] [raid1] [raid10] [raid0] [linear] ...
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Can a TP Link router be forced to remember error logs after reboot?

Is there a way to make the error log of a TP Link router (model TL-WR741N) persist after reboots?
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Windows 7 - Ran services.smc as administrator and it changed all status to “Manual” on reboot

I disabled some services through msconfig.exe, when i start i.e. wamp it asks me for the service "wampapache" to be active and runing so i run services.smc and change the service status from ...
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Computer resets randomly? [closed]

I have recently upgraded my machine with another 8GB ram stick to 24GB. However, ever since I have random poweroffs (no BSoD, nothing in error logs) followed by a regular boot. They occur completely ...
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Windows 7 x64 - Short Circuit Reboot

Since a few days ago, my computer has been rebooting out of nothing. It started when I was working behind Microsoft Office Word 2010, doing a project. When it reboots, it's like someone pulls the plug ...
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How can I stop Easeus Partition Master from restarting my computer in boot mode?

I got a problem when using EaseUS Partition Master to change my partitions size: When my computer (Windows 8) restarts and a black page with the words: EaseUS Partition Master boot mode… ...
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Windows Rebooting to Blackscreen after removing WUBI

I wanted to install Ubuntu and Win 8.1 in DualBoot. I used Wubi to install Ubuntu. After rebooting and not accessing Ubuntu I removed Wubi. Now my Acer Aspire V2-772G does not restart. Using ...
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Is it safe to disable fsck on boot?

Occasionally fsck would run on it's own when I reboot my server, but most of the time it doesn't. But when it does run, it takes too long to finish. Is it safe to disable this permanently?
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Getting molly-guard to work with sudo

The program molly-guard is a brilliant little tool which will prompt you for a piece of information before you reboot or shut down a system. Usually it asks for the hostname. So when you work a lot ...
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Wait for linux machine to be rebooted

I have a small script to install on my remote machine an update. I would like to reboot the machine remotely and if it is rebooted, continue with some more commands. What I currently do is: ssh ...
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Booting Kali Linux from USB from a MacBook Pro running on Windows 7

I wiped OS X from my computer a while ago and started using Windows 7 instead (school and work reasons). I am trying to install Kali Linux on my computer on a separate partition. I have tried too many ...
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Can't get computer to reboot via script

I need to reboot an embedded system via a local network webpage (a CGI script). I have the page built, and it calls a script on the station (which is the (apache) host of the webpage). This script is ...
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Everything gets deleted when I restart my computer

I am running xubuntu off of an 8GB USB, and it is partitioned into a 5.5GB, 315Mb and 2.2GB sections. I install the drivers for my graphics card sudo apt-get install fglrx-updates ...
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whats the main difference between reboot and restart of a machine

whats the major difference between reboot and restart of operating system, Is it just terminologies? Any technical background process evolving around during reboot and restart of operating system?
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My computer randomly restarts

I recently bought myself an upgrade package and some other upgrading components for my computer. My specs are now these: Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-970A-D3P, Socket-AM3+ CPU: AMD FX-6300 6-Core ...
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Can PSU cause my PC to reboot?

I'm having an issue with my PC: It is rebooting sometimes, and I am suspecting the PSU, so I want to confirm a few things. It is a new PC and the first issues started occuring roughly one month after ...
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What is the purpose of the magic numbers in Linux reboot?

On the Wikipedia page for Linus Torvalds, it is stated: The Linux kernel's reboot system call accepts their dates of birth (written in hexadecimal) as magic values. The documentation for the ...
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Windows 7 Screen and Audio Freezing Requiring Hard Reboot. Possible Graphics Card Issue

Several months ago I was playing Minecraft and listening to the radio on my Windows 7 desktop when the screen totally froze and the audio began slurring, eventually descending into static then ...
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Centos 6 machine rebooting weekly

My Centos 6 machine reboots every week. I want to know what causes it. Which logs I should search? I have looked into /var/log/message and /var/log/secure, as well as with "last reboot" and who -b. ...
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Windows 8 resets volume on shutdown but not on reboot

I've just installed Windows 8 64bit and have picked up a problem. I have a Creative X-Fi Titanium PCI-E sound card installed and have the latest drivers from their website (2.17.0009). Windows seems ...
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How to troubleshoot hang during reboot

My Ubuntu box recently started hanging during reboot. It occurs during the "shutdown" process - before the machine actually resets (bios screen flashing by?). I have to force a shutdown with the power ...
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How to force reboot from user login screen

If I have a computer with windows 7 on it, that is in the user login screen, how do I force a reboot? Pressing the "Shut down" button won't help since it is set to go to stanby in that occasion (but ...
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my gateway laptop will not reboot

My gateway laptop model nx570xl originally rebooted normally. I don't know when it happened, but now when I try to reboot it keeps trying, but it never happens, forcing me to shut down and wait a ...
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Mouse cord needs to be disconnected and reconnected for every boot

On every boot/reboot of my machine, I need to manually unplug my mice' USB cable and reconnect it. This problem has been bothering me since almost 2 months (last 3 reboots). Both the USB socket and ...
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PC reboots automatically in the begining

I have a AMD Phenom II 3GHz. 2 GB RAM system running on Windows 7. Off late my PC does not start properly I have to start it at least 7-8 times before it starts. It starts and then shuts down. Every ...
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Application hangs. Need auto reboot [duplicate]

I am running Windows XP Pro SP2. On this I have an application that requires a HASP4 parallel dongle. This works fine. Problem is after a random amount of time, the computer comes back with a HASP not ...
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kexec for fast reboot installed - do one-time-only full reboot

I have got kexec installed to do quick warm reboots without BIOS POST'ing and GRUB popping up. It will just reinit the kernel and do the bootprocess again. Sometimes however, I like to do a full ...
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After resuming from sleep, computer reboots before login screen

(Solved... I guess? See 3rd edit) (edit: followed instructions here http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/t/449401/constantly-restarts-before-login-screen/ to disable rebooting on system ...
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WinXP SP3 PC reboots during work, no bluescreen (autoreboot on error disabled)

Intel Pentium 4 3gb RAM (2 + 1) Intel I945P/G Chipset GeForce 6600 GT Windows XP SP3 During computer work it sometimes (about 3-5 times per day) reboot itself. It doesn't matter if it's under heavy ...
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cleared cmos and now computer restarts when windows is starting up

I cleared the cmos as suggested for some problem that I had with hardware and changed the RAM place to another slot, and now windows wont start, it goes till the message WINDOWS IS STARTING (I use ...
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Checking NVRAM on BootUp

I've recently encountered with my desktop the other day. the problems were like this Computer boots up. and Shows this Message F1 for Setup and Configuration F2 to load default values ...
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How can I reboot system using Upstart?

I'm using Upstart on Ubuntu 12.04 to control and monitor a service defined by me, where the service is a user process running as a daemon. I need to monitor it so, when it fails/crashes it respawns, ...
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In linux distros, except for a new kernel, what else could require a reboot?

The most common case is a new kernel as far as I know, but what are other cases that usually require a reboot, too?
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Does shutdown/reboot need root privileges under Linux? [closed]

Why do I need to be root to shutdown/reboot my computer from the terminal? Doing so via the GUI menu doesn't require root privileges.
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Power cycle on reboot?

I have two identical computers (same mobo, memory, and peripherals) both running Ubuntu 12.10. The only difference is one has an Intel Core i7-3770K and the other has an Intel Core i7-3770S. I have ...
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Installing Ubuntu

I am trying to install Ubuntu on my laptop(windows7), now the Ubuntu installing wizard just show me: Reboot or manually reboot later. If I choose to reboot, does that mean I will lost all of my work ...
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Google Chrome suddenly isn't loading pages [closed]

I have tried everything. I have disabled all of my plug-ins (chrome://plugins/) and extensions (chrome://extensions), I've cleared all of my browsing data (chrome://settings/clearBrowserData). I've ...
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Windows 8 reboots seemingly at random and reports PowerButtonTimestamp without the power button being pressed

The issue is mostly explained in the title, however here's some more information: This has happened several times, and I have never personally watched it happen. I've only seen it show up in the ...
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Windows is not loading

I have partitioned my drive to have the option to boot from Windows 7 or 8. Recently when I power up my laptop it goes through an endless power on, initial boot sequence, black screen with a cursor ...
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Hang during reboot

I've recently installed a second HDD bay in my laptop, but now, every time I issue a reboot, the computer hangs for about 1m30s (completely freezes on a black screen, with the fans at the maximum ...