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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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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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 ...
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The Necessity Of Rebooting A PC After Downloading & Installing Windows Updates & If Not: How To Prevent It? [duplicate]

Quite often after downloading & installing Windows Updates on my PC, a dialogue box pops up similar to the one shown below, asking to restart the computer to complete the process. : This is ...
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How to force a longer `reboot` in Busybox v1.13.3?

reboot appears to make the root file system read-only almost immediately, causing a race condition with one of my processes which tries to write settings out to a file during its approx 1-2 second ...
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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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Windows 7 machine rebooting during Backup & Restore

Over the last year my computer has been randomly(?) rebooting; I did a clean install of Windows 7 twice, checked temperatures, hard-drive diagnostics, did CPU stress tests & swapped out all the ...
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Pc keeps shutting down for the first 10-20 minutes

My desktop pc keeps shutting down/freezing/rebooting itself (even in BIOS) in the first 10-20 minutes of activity, after that time it works properly. I looked into the windows event register but ...
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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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Ubuntu 12.04 hangs on reboot (“All processes ended within 1 seconds”); how to debug?

I read through a lot of ubuntuforums threads and tried out various things. Still freshly installed Ubuntu 12.04 (64-bit, 3.2.0-38) hangs on reboot/shutdown after the line "All processes ended within 2 ...
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Fast and reliable reboot after power loss

What is the best way to harden a linux system to power cycling? I often came upon systems used in shops, public, exhibitions, by several people where no one is responsible for. Usually those systems ...
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Windows 8 Infinite reboot loop

I've installed windows 8 just now and after I install drivers it gets stuck in an infinite reboot loop. I'm thinking it has something to do with the chipset. The motherboard is an ASUS P8Z68-V. I ...
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OS X initiate reboot from app without knowing user admin password

Is there a command to initiate a reboot (restart) from my app without knowing admin password of the user? For now I was using sudo reboot, but this requires admin password. I need something similar ...
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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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Make install kernel module without reboot?

I am trying to make changes to a buggy driver on Linux (mint). Is it possible to make and test the changes without rebooting every time?
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Windows very slow after unexpected reboot

I got tired while working, so I put my computer in hibernation with a lot of windows open. At night my computer rebooted itself for some reason. It was running when I woke up. And now some actions ...
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My PC doesn't restart properly

When I try to restart my PC (W7 Home Premium), it will close down Windows and save the settings, but after this when the screen goes dark like normally at a shutdown/reboot, it stays dark and the ...
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ip address seen in ifconfig in os x which is not present in network setting

I have a macbook and some while back I must have assigned it an ip address of 192.168.2.1 on the ethernet interface. The problem is that the ip is still seen even when I have removed it from the ...
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Unable to install packages with apt-get

I was trying to install vim and g++ but I couldn't. Presently I'm using Ubuntu 10.10. I tried all that I went through the net, but no use. This how it appears every time I do. root@ubuntu:~# apt-get ...
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Gigabyte GTX660 OC causing intermittant system reboot

G'day, I have been having some issues with my PC since I installed my new Gigabyte GTX660 OC graphics card where the system will randomly reboot. When the system does reboot though, it's like power ...
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My new servers will shutdown instead of rebooting when I do init 6 or equivalent, any idea?

I have 2 new Supermicro servers (5037C-T) with Ubuntu 12.10 and when I try to reboot the machine I instead get a nice shutdown. Interestingly enough, the reboot command in the BIOS or grub work ...
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Windows 8 Pro with hyper-v no network connectivity after reboot

I have Windows 8 Pro workstation with Hyper-V installed and configured one virtual switch as "External", as on attached screenshot. My problem is, every time computer reboots, network does not ...
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My computer shut down and it doesn't start up again

I was using my computer when suddenly it shut down. It was assembled 7 months ago, while the PSU is two weeks old, though it is not a good brand. When I try to reboot it, a led on the case fan lights ...
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After upgrading/installing my Windows 7 machine to Windows 8, it will not reboot, only shutdown

My Win7 machine was working great, and it could reboot normally without problems. Then, I installed Win8 with an MSDN version. It offered to keep my personal files as an upgrade option (I later ...
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Stop Windows 7 from forcefully shutting itself down when waiting to update

I have had this happen to me twice now. I'll be in the middle of working on something that has resulted in me not rebooting my machine for several days. If Windows 7 is waiting to install updates ...
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Is there any way to regularly reboot a hung Windows PC

We have a PC (Dell Optiplex 760, WinXP SP3) that hangs periodically, like really hangs - everything frozen, can't reboot from keyboard, only way out is hold the power button down to turn it off and ...
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Random reboots after clean install of Windows 8 - Event ID 56 (PCI 010101010101010100)

I formatted my HDDs and made a clean Windows 8 install a few days ago. Now the system suddenly loses power at seemingly random intervals. (Instant reboot, no BSOD, no freezing) I'd suspect the PSU, ...
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Run script at shutdown/reboot with systemd

I would like to run a script file when the system is called for shutdown/ reboot from 'reboot' and 'shutdown' commands. And if possible, also hard shutdowns like 'init 0' or 'poweroff'. How would I go ...
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Rebooting Windows 8 takes longer than startup from power-off

When I use the restart option in Windows 8, it takes longer to shut down and reboot then if I had used the manual shutdown and manual power on. I use an SSD and UEFI, and it happens on both of my ...
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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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Reducing upstream power level of a cable modem

My cable modem has been pushing the limits of the allowable upstream power levels (getting between 55-58 dBmV). This is causing the modem to reboot. Is there something I can do to reduce the upstream ...
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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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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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PC getting stuck at the Intel boot screen

there is this strange problem I am facing for quite a while now at the time of starting up my pc. WHERE it occurs: The problem occurs at the very first screen that appears after pressing power button ...
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Restart and then automatically shutdown windows 8 [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How to instruct Windows 8 NOT to perform a fast shutdown? Windows 8 has a hybrid shutdown that has some (perhaps minor) downsides. Hybrid shutdown is faster, so I do ...
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EFS File not accessable after reboot

I have encrypted a file with EFS for a user (let us name this "User X"). An application which is running as "User X", is able to access the encrypted file. It keeps working fine across log off and log ...