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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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 ...
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Tracking daemon restart

I have a daemon that seems to restart itself at irregular intervals. Behavior is consistent with doing kill -9 and then starting it again. Since system is pretty much open pretty much anybody might ...
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Windows server restart / shut down

Can any one tell me how to disable the popup that reads: "Choose a reason that best describes why you want to shut down this computer" on windows Server 2012? This consistently comes up whenever i ...
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Find out why PC just restarted for no reason

I am using Windows 7. For some reason my PC just shut down and restarted itself. I did not receive any warnings or indication of this. Is there a way to find out why my PC just restarted?
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Laptop won't stop restarting, never fully loads windows

I recently restarted my computer, and it loads to the 'starting windows' page, then shows a grey page, goes blank, and restarts. It has been continuing this process non-stop. I have tried loading it ...
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Hard drive restore on reboot on windows embedded

My company has an old out of service device with windows embedded on it that we want to re purpose. Any changes to the drive (SD Card with 2 partitions), (ie: installed software, ip address, system ...
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Computer restarts without warning; code bcc116

Processor: Intel i5 4430 4-Core 4x3Ghz Motherboard: msi h87-g41 Graphics Card: Nvidia GTX760 Power supply: eps-750 cm RAM: 8GB I bought a new assembled gaming PC which worked fine for a few days. ...
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Random Reboots on a Windows 8.1 Custom Build

I have a Windows 8.1 custom PC that I built about 6 months ago. It worked great for several months with no problems, but about three months ago it started to reboot randomly. My computer works fine ...
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My D Drive is Read Only

After failing to import data from one Oracle database to another (in my D drive) my computer hung and I had to manually reboot my machine. Now my D drive is read only. I cannot create files, add ...
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My computer keeps making quick beeping noises then restarts when I try to put in new RAM

I looked every where to try and find the solution to this problem but I can't. I downloaded Watchdogs yesterday and it was kinda of laggy so I try to put some more RAM, but when I start up the ...
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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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Is there a way to restart in Windows 8 using fast startup?

In Windows 8 shutting down and starting up again uses the new Fast Startup feature, reducing the boot time. Restarting uses the original cold boot behavior. I work in a dual boot environment where ...
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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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Unable to access BIOS, computer just restarts

I've got a custom built PC with an Intel i3 processor built in. This has never happened before but all of a sudden when I go to turn on my computer, and at the splash screen when I press 'DELETE' to ...
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What could be causing multiple computers in an office to restart?

Two months ago, one of the computers in our office began to restart randomly. The restarts didn't seem to follow any pattern - the CPU temperature never fluctuated and it happened both when idle and ...
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Windows XP suddenly in reboot cycle [closed]

A friend called me up today. Everything was normal yesterday, she browsed with Firefox only and didn't go to any unusual sites. Shut down normally last night. This morning whenever she boots she ...
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Windows 8 BSOD and Restart

I have Samsung ATIV book 2 laptop with windows 8. I install a game then laptop was stuck . After I click on the restart button . Now i get a blue screen with a restarting logo. (power off is not ...
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Ubuntu Server 14.04 - RAID5 created with mdadm disappears after reboot

This is my first question on superuser, so if I forgot to mention something, please ask. I'm trying to set up a home server which will be used as file server and media server. I installed Ubuntu ...
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Windows 8 uptime not resetting after restart or shut down

Memory continuously rises, probably because of various applications that I run including Chrome, and it starts to choke out windows so I try to reboot it after 3-4 days at the most. When I am in the ...
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Windows 8 cannot shut down, hibernate or sleep. It can only restart

Hoping to get lucky as i've tried to fix this problem for months. I was using my PC to fix the BCD of another. I accidentally altered my own boot records which got me in a bit of strife. After many ...
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Not able to enter bios from restart

I have an asus Sabertooth 990FX motherboard running BIOS revision 1604. I previously had to RMA it and they sent me a new one. Since then I've haven't been able to get into BIOS on restart, but from a ...
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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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How to restore my iterm2/zsh session after restart?

I use oh-my-zsh with iTerm2 on osx and I'd like them to retain the same tabs with the same directories and hopefully the same textual history after a restart. Currently after a restart iTerm reopens ...
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KOBO touch will not restart [closed]

I have done a factory reset on my Kobo Touch. Now it will not restart. It cycles round the restoring screen and then a white screen that looks like it might restart and the back to the restoring ...
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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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Windows 7 only shows blank screen with wallpaper

I'm using Windows 7 Professional. After updating Windows, I tried to restart the system. When I clicked Restart, it alerted me that "There is one program to close. If you want to close it click Cancel ...
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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 get the status of 'need to be restarted' of Windows 7?

I need to get the status of the below restart-wanted icon as in the snapshot from command-line; so that I can make Windows 7 keep restarted until no such restart requirement still exists. How can I ...
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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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Restart CDROM service under Windows 7 x64

My laptop DELL XPS M1330 has CDROM drive (MATSHITADVD+-RW UJ-857G), unfortunately this drive sometimes is not responsive when I load CD. Loading and unloading CDs don't help. In that case I just ...
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How to keep Windows 7 restarting the PC until no `restart requirement` is required?

I cannot get new updates via Windows Update because the OS requires to restart - to finish previous/current installing stuff I guess. The restart requirement is as below snapshot. How can I make my ...
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Why Windows needs restart every time it updates when Linux don't?

Even if a smallest update of one package or security patch makes Windows need another re-start. Why ? If an anti-virus don't need it after patch update, why Windows need it after updating Secutiry ...
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Apache restarting : “Graceful restart requested, doing restart”

On a remote host I have an Apache web server running, and I noticed it has been restarted this morning, as the error log shows : [Sun Feb 16 07:56:26 2014] [notice] Graceful restart requested, ...
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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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How do I prevent Chrome from constantly restarting after chrome://restart command?

I attempted to restart Chrome with the chrome://restart command. Now it cycles endlessly -- shutting down the browser, restarting, trying to open up the old session, executing the restart command ...
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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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Show progress details when “Restarting…”/“Updating”.. on windows 8.1 [duplicate]

I've seen a tweaked version of windows 8.1 that claims it will show the user exactly what Windows is doing when it's restarting or booting or any other annoying undetermined progress. Those ...