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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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1answer
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Custom registry key deleted on reboot?

I have made a custom registry key (String Value) for identification of which computer a user logs on to. The problem is that this key is deleted whenever the computer is rebooted. The key is entered ...
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Weird behavior on reboot and shut down

Ever since I bought my new machine I have this really weird behavior on reboot and shut down: When I invoke a shut down, the system will shut down just fine, but the hardware stays on. I have to hold ...
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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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4answers
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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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1answer
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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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1answer
241 views

Windows Time not updating after reboot

Yesterday, for the first time, my laptop blackened out and I noticed it's base was pretty heated up. I Googled the cause and came to know that some laptop shuts itself down to prevent damage to the ...
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WinXP - forced root filesystem check skipped during reboot

The forced system drive (or root filesystem or in this case c:) filesystem check by HDD properties->tools->check now or by chkdsk c: /f is not executed at the next reboot. I'm aware I could check the ...
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58 views

Windows reboots randomly on battery, linux OK

About a week ago, the Windows partition on my laptop started rebooting randomly. No BSOD, nothing in event logs besides a kernel-power failure. I could still use linux (LuninuxOS) fine, and windows ...
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2answers
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Restore Windows 7 Upgraded Computer

I have a laptop that came with Windows Vista and I purchased an upgrade to Windows 7. I upgraded the computer to Windows 7. Now I am selling my laptop and would like to restore the laptop to Windows 7 ...
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1answer
113 views

Fast shutdown of Windows Machine

Is there a (programmatic) equivalent to Linux's "Alt-SysRQ Sync Unmount reBoot" reboot sequence on Windows? Regular shutdown causes a lot of data to be written to drive, yanking the power cannot be ...
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61 views

I split partition in Windows 7 home edition but the Windows doesn't reboot

I Have Geniune Windows 7 home edition and my Laptop is Pavilion HP DV6 . I had only 1 partition of 500+ GB i Wanted to make another partition. I read somewhere in forum that I have to make my C: ...
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0answers
112 views

How does Windows know it should restart after a disk re-imaging?

I have been using some disk imaging software (Ghost 8.0) to clone a Windows XP Embedded image. I noticed that even if I capture a disk image from a computer and then transfer that image back to the ...
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0answers
691 views

Windows 7 stuck in a reboot loop

My Laptop is stuck in a reboot loop. Every time I'm going to turn it on it just displays the windows 7 logo and then it then give me options to enter windows in safe mode or enter windows normally. ...
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1answer
777 views

Holding shift to disable autorun programs doesn't work?

I'm running windows XP SP3. I read that if you hold down Shift while starting up windows it should disable startup programs but it does not. What's going on? Thanks
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1answer
592 views

Reboot fails with “Invalid partition”

My laptop can boot, but it can't reboot. Any time something restarts the laptop (e.g. to apply Windows updates, or Start Menu->Restart, etc), the computer sits at a black screen with the message ...
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2answers
500 views

Starting Autoruns.exe or procexp.exe hard-boot the PC

I am currently backpacking in India for several months and have to use public PC to check my email and write my blog. The first thing I do when after I plugged in my hard-drive is to use ...
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1answer
138 views

Computer hard-rebooting when using Windows, but the BIOS works

My computer keeps shutting down instantly when I'm in Windows – as if you pulled the power cord. There's no bluescreen or anything like that. Then, it starts up again. This happens at random after ...
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3answers
3k views

How reboot computers in a LAN knowing the external IP only?

I know the external ip, like the provided by the ISP and the administrator account password. I need to restart one computer, but I don't know his local ip (given by the router), how can I reboot it ? ...
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1answer
447 views

Cannot reboot Mac into OS X or Windows after installing Windows through Boot Camp

I thought I had successfully installed Windows XP on my Mac through Boot Camp when it restarted the computer in order to finalise the installation. However the problem is that I can't boot neither ...
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2answers
770 views

How do I reset the Windows password on an Acer Aspire One 753? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How can reset Windows administrator password? I have an Acer Aspire One 753 notebook, but I don't know the password to the Windows 7 installation on it. How do I reboot ...
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0answers
547 views

Blue bar at bottom of screen, then laptop restarts

So I've been having an issue with my HP 6735s laptop. I went on holiday for two weeks, and after I returned (yesterday) and used my laptop, everything was fine when, suddenly, the entire screen went ...
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2answers
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How do you run chkdsk on every reboot?

There was a question a short while ago, Run Program Before Login Screen Appears, where I thought he meant specifically he wanted to run chkdsk on boot based on the picture, but he really wanted to run ...
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0answers
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Windows restarting certain applications after a Windows Update

So I've come across this strange function in Windows where after a Windows Update and the reboot it tries to restore your session prior to restarting. This though only works with Microsoft's own ...
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3answers
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Windows XP Automatic Updates keeps asking for reboot

I installed updates via Automatic Updates (I have it set to "Notify but let me choose which to install"). Then I rebooted as prompted. Immediately upon logging in I received the message "You must ...
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2answers
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Why does my Windows XP machine reboot itself every morning?

My computer runs Windows XP SP3. It restarts itself every morning at 8am, judging by the Windows logs; all apps log a startup at 8am every day. Whenever I get to the machine in the morning (around ...
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4answers
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Why the multiple reboots installing Windows 7?

I just installed Windows 7 on my non-PC and was struck by how many times the Windows installer reboots during installation. It even tells you on the screen during installation that the computer will ...
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3answers
2k views

how to restore windows 7 to a know working state every time it boots

A couple of days ago my mother asked me to set up a computer at her house, she wants to use it to basic web browsing, video chat and nothing more. The problem is, neither my mother nor my sister know ...
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1answer
734 views

What's the difference between a shutdown and a reboot on Windows? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Difference between shutdown ( power off ) and restart ( reboot ) When I shutdown my Windows PC sometimes the boot time increases to 150% of the fastest boot it ever did. ...
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3answers
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Restart Hangs, Power Down and Power Up Work Fine - XP SP3

BACKGROUND I'm Running Win XP SP3. I can power down fine. I can power up fine. PROBLEM Restart (warmboot) hangs. SYMPTOMS The HDD LED blinks on and off about twice a second. This is a ...
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265 views

Intermittent shutdown and reboot

I finally decided to take the plunge and build my own PC. All in all the actual construction went pretty well and after a couple of hours tinkering I managed to boot it up for the first time which is ...
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1answer
286 views

Windows 7 reboot makes my computer halt in a black screen before the loading bar screen

My laptop has been having this problem ever since I first tried Windows 7 since 2009. What happens is, sometimes, when I reboot it, it just hangs infinitely as described in my title. I can't ever ...
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398 views

How does rebooting a computer work? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How does a computer restart itself? How does a computer's reboot command actually work? How is the computer told that it shouldn't stay down after powering off, and ...
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2answers
88 views

Enabling restarting in Windows

When I use shutdown -r or shutdown /r my Windows computer doesn't restart! I think this command is disabled. How can I enable this command in the Command Prompt?
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1answer
956 views

Why Windows needs reboot a lot more than Linux?

I use both Ubuntu and Windows XP. One thing that catches my attention for a long time is the high need for reboots in Windows. Most of the time when I install a program, Windows requests to reboot ...
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1answer
696 views

Reboot from windows to linux with grub

I have machine with Windows and Linux with GRUB, only with remote access. Is there any way to chage default OS in grub from windows? I know how to achieve it from linux, something like echo ...
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5answers
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Restoring open software after a restart event in windows

I find that at the end of a long day, I sometimes have a large number of programs running. All which I will need to use tomorrow. Normally, this isn't an issue, I can simply lock the machine and come ...
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3answers
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My computer reboots when I tell it to shutdown

There are about 40 computers at work with this problem. They all have an ASUS P5KPL/1600 motherboard. They are all running SUSE Linux 11.1. When I tell the computer to shutdown either through the UI ...
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4answers
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Windows install reboot problem

I'm having trouble tracking down possible causes for a install problem I'm having. I've had Win7 running fine on my PC for a while, but then my power supply blew. I replaced it and windows would get ...
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3answers
793 views

How to automatically boot from Linux distro to Windows?

Here's the thing: I've got dual boot computer with Ubuntu 8.04 and XP Pro. Sometimes I want to switch between these two. To do this I need to issue "Reboot" in Ubuntu, wait for grub menu and choose XP ...
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4answers
4k views

Why does my laptop randomly restart, blue-screen, or work normally on reboot?

I have several problems with a laptop... When I try to boot it doesn't act deterministcally but goes randomly into one of several modes: Restarting every 4 seconds Boots up and gets a bluescreen ...
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How can I stop windows from rebooting after an automatic update?

I like Windows to keep itself up to date via the automatic updates, but sometimes it does that when I'm not at the computer and it's doing something critical, like downloading the latest stack ...