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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How to make Windows get updates, reboot _and_ shutdown?

When using Windows' "install updates and shut down", the next boot (usually in the morning when one actually wants to start working) is rather tedious due to unfinished business. The alternative is ...
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Updating to latest Windows 10 Insider Preview build does nothing, it restarts as normal

For the past two insider previews I've had to burn the ISO to a disk, and clean install to get it to install, otherwise it just boots up normally after the windows update 'restart' is pressed, or when ...
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Reboot EC2 Amazon Linux (Redhat-based) from script

I would like to reboot my Linux from a Script. The script does not run as root. Using sudo reboot produces sudo: sorry, you must have a tty to run sudo. A plain reboot gives the error ...
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Restart a computer in assigned access mode

I have a task to build a web application (angularjs) which will have a backend of WebApi for db queries. We'll deploy this app to a Windows Server 2012 R2 machine and the app will be used by a number ...
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How to restart server deployed to XXX.meteor.com?

I have a Meteor app with code that runs on startup. I want to trigger this code, by restarting the server. I'd like to avoid faking a change to the server code and re-deploying just to trigger this ...
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Windows 10 randomly restarting

My PC has started randomly restarting, usually while I'm playing a game. The screen goes black and I hear static in my headphones, then the computer reboots. It has only been happening with Windows ...
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Reboot Windows 7 remotely, stuck at Windows Boot Manager screen

I have set up a windows software RAID on my Windows 7 PC. I want to remotely reboot the PC, but when I do this it gets to the following screen and waits for user input: I can't see any countdown ...
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Does your PC feels refreshed after hibernating as if it restarted?

You know when your PC is on for all long time things start to slow down then after a restart everything feels fast again. Does the same thing happen on hibernate?
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I can’t restart or even shutdown my Windows 10

After I updated my Windows from 7 to 10 everything was fine but then with the latest updates it asked me for a reatart so it can complete the updates. Then I restarted and it still can’t. It just ...
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Laptop cannot boot into Windows after RAM upgrade

I own asus u31f running with Windows 7 64 bit and ram 2x2gb hynix 1333mhz ram. Recently I've decided to upgrade my ram to 8gb and bought 2 new kingston valueram 1333mhz 4gb after specs comparison on ...
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Running bash_profile on reboot terminal

If I have a terminal (iTerm2) open on reboot, and ask for OS X to reopen currently open windows on start, it will reopen my terminal in the same directory, but .bash_profile won't be run. why? and ...
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IE 11 Prerequisite Installation

I am trying to install IE11 prerequisites manually for machines that do not have internet connections and run IE11 offline installer to install it. However, I am not sure if a restart is required ...
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Windows 10 hangs/freezes on Restart

I have an Acer E3-111 laptop that is having trouble after upgrading to Windows 10 from Windows 8.1. I found the following post which summarizes my problem but I am running the official build (10240). ...
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Windows 10 keeps restarting my PC after shutdown

I installed Windows 10 after an upgrade to Windows 8, however I find that it restarts my PC within 30 minutes of shutting it down. I switched off scheduled updates but it still happens, quite freaky ...
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How can I get Manjaro Linux to retain user settings after reboot?

I’ve installed Manjaro Linux (based on Arch Linux) as a dual boot with Windows 8.1 on a machine using UEFI. So far, it runs great, except that any changes to settings I make only last for that user ...
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Shortcut to shutdown or restart Windows 10 in less than three keystrokes

On Windows XP we had Win , U + U On Windows 7 we had Win , Right cursor + Enter I never had Windows 8, so I am not sure what the shortcut is/was. There is Alt+F4 and then Enter, but this only ...
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Computer shuts down many times between each Windows session

Upgraded from Windows 8.1 to Windows 10 with a clean install, and the following behavior is now happening every time I turn it on : computer is shut down in Windows next time it is turned on, it ...
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Laptop Boots, Then Immediately Shuts Off Samsung NP540U3C-A0U3B

Ok quick story, I was given this laptop to work on due to the trackpad mouse not working. At this point the laptop came on and worked other then the built in mouse pad. Basic troubleshooting began, I ...
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Computer randomly restarting in the middle of some CPU and GPU activity (viewing videos, gaming)

Asking on behalf of someone I know. His current build - Processor: Core i7-4770k RAM: GSkill Sniper Series DDR3-1600 8 GB total RAM 4 x 2 GPU: EVGA GTX 780 SC SSD: Samsung 120GB 840 Pro PSU: Corsair ...
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Tried to boot to safe mode through msconfig but laptop takes forever to reboot?

I was trying to boot to safe mode through msconfig but after it restarts, it got stuck and it was all black. I tried to wait for it to boot but time has passed and it's still stuck.I am in Windows 10 ...
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PC Rebooting randomly. PSU failure or not?

Sometimes when I play heavy games my computer reboots/turns off without prompting, blue screens, ... It just shuts down after 5 minutes of gaming, but it happens only with specific games (ONLY Star ...
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Antergos Linux gnome3 powerbuttons disapeared

I installed Antergos Linux a few days ago (sdb5). I'm new to Linux so I just used most the defaults (changed Chrome to Firefox) and used sdb8 as /home and sdb9 as swap. I changed a few setting, ...
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Restarting all core processes in Windows

Is there any way to restart all core/user processes and free-up unused and cached memory thereby simulating a Reboot except that it is way faster and easier. I know the way to -Simulate a Reboot to ...
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Windows 2008 Runlevel Scripts on Shutdown. Is it possible?

When Windows 2008 gets shutdown or rebooted [not via a script] by someone, is there a way to have a pre-processing script executed similar to UNIX runlevel scripts?
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Error on warm reboot, not on cold boot

Every time I boot my computer from the power-off state, it works fine (cold boot). However, whenever I reboot the machine (ex: shutdown /r) it will hang on the next boot-up. This problem has been ...
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Having reboot problems upgrading windows 7 to win 10 on toshiba c655

I tried upgrading Toshiba Satellite c655 from Win 7 to Win 10. Besides the process taking forever it will load all info and ask to reboot. Somewhere in the reboot process something fail and a message ...
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WR740N Corrupting itself?

This is my friend's router. I have installed DD-WRT on it and set it up as a WDS repeater. It worked, and after 5 minutes the router just stopped working. I ran ipconfig and the default gateway said ...
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CPU fails to restart during Win7 re-installation

A computer was built for my brother and was up and running for a few months. We are not sure what he did but just two days ago, his PC kept shutting down spontaneously. We thought that it was because ...
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my router always reboots while trying to connect

i have 'Edimax AR7186WnA wireless router'. i bought it recently and i have completed the setup wizard but every time i try to connect any device except my laptop "HP compac" it reboots automatically. ...
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How do I troubleshoot random rebooting?

For the past couple weeks, my PC has started having an issue where it randomly reboots. These reboots have happen 1-2 times a day, and have so far always been when I am away from it. There isn't any ...
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How can I fix my Acer One 10 (Windows 8.1) not starting up at all?

It has been about 10 days since I got my Acer One 10 and it has already started showing problems. When I went to use it this morning, nothing happened. I assumed it had zero battery, so I put it to ...
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Why is my windows 8.1 starting fast but restarting very slow?

I've just formatted my Lenovo G510 pc and reboot time is about 3 minutes. - While rebooting, to the lenovo screen it takes 10,20 seconds, - After the black screen it takes about 2 minutes, and ...
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when installing nvidia driver in windows 7 restarts

windows 7 works fine with standard VGA drive when installing Lenovo B450 NVidia driver after booting when desktop screen comes it restarts. please help to get rid of it.
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Laptop reboots with no reason

Here I have Acer 5750G laptop with core i7-2670QM upgraded CPU for three years ~Two weaks ago I had first instant reboot. Now laptop can work 15 minutes or 15 hours as well with very different load ...
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Computer stalling out during gaming and randomly restarting - I think its the power supply. New power supply's don't work?

ISSUE: I think my issue has multiple issues. 1 leads to 2 leads to 3... I think anyway. Are they related? That may be enough to answer my question. Issue 1 is what I attempted to answer, but the ...
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Restarting by clicking “Restart Now” or normal restart doesn't install updates

After checking and installing Updates over Windows Update I get a dialog to restart Windows: When I restart it doesn't install any updates! How can i fix this?
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Do Unix-based Systems retain Daemons or Hardware Information post-Reboot?

Background: I dual-boot Mac OSX Yosemite and Ubuntu 15.04 on a Macbook Pro Retina with rEFInd boot loader. I have a customized daemon for controlling the fans on Ubuntu, the reason being that I have ...
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PC works fine on Windows safe mode, but I can't format using Windows installation CD

I have a laptop that restarts when booting Windows (not showing any errors, or any blue screens), when tested in safe mode it starts without any problems. I thought then that the windows installation ...
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Linux USB device won't work after power up without replugging

I have an USB device (eGalax Toucscreen controller) that won't work if the computer is powered on with the device plugged (' device not accepting address'). It however works, if plugged in after the ...
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“sudo dpkg-reconfigure keyboard-configuration” settings forgotten after reboot

I'm currently running on an Ubuntu 15.04 machine, and I've been attempting to set my Left Caps Lock Key as my Control Key. After following numerous ways of doing this, I've attempted the above ...
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Stuck after reboot

I was trying to install centos on windows so I downloaded the iso image and I used unibootin to make a bootable usb device. After installing on my usb drive it asked me to reboot so I confirmed. I ...
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I want to install Norton Family. Will it require me to reboot?

I want to install the free version of Norton Family, a parental-control software package. But I have some other software running which I don't want closed and restarted. When I install Norton ...
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Witcher 3 causes PC to restart randomly

(Not sure if I am asking at the right site, as it might be software/hardware related and not exactly gaming. I guess I'll post this question on Arqade too.) I have been having this problem since 2 ...
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How can I Diagnose the Cause of Chronic Rebooting - No Events, No Dump Files, No Error Messages

I have a Windows 7 Pro x64 system (i7 if it matters) that randomly restarts. This system is required to be online all the time, but it restarts in a very random way. I can go 5 days without a random ...
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Too much “Restart and Update”

I recently reinstalled windows 8.1 64bit and when it finished "Restart and Update", if i go to "Power" again options appears "Restart and Update" again... I guess it could happen if per example it ...
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Windows 8 home screen not visible after booting and entering password

i have re-started my laptop with windows 8 OS several times over. But I am stuck. the following is happening : I put the power button on. Then it asks for password. I enter the password. But nothing ...
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My computer that is plugged into an UPS reboots when the power goes down [duplicate]

I am using a Seasonic SS 400et active PFC F3 power supply, but my computer reboots when the power goes down. The computer's processor is an Intel Core 2 Quad Q6600. I have 6 GB RAM and a GTS 250 512 ...
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How to (really) force a restart remotely

I'm managing a small remote server and recently I've been having issues related to USB driver (or at least I believe so) disabling some of USB controllers and preventing system restart. It doesn't ...
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Windows 8 restart every day at 12:13:14 AM

I assume it's a virus, but I couldn't find about it on the web. My windows started to (I don't know what I did, or which program I've installed) restart every day at 12:13:14 AM. I have no idea what ...
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MacBook Pro 13 early 2011 random restarts and verbose log needed

I have a MacBook Pro 13 Early 2011 model that has been experiencing some random restarts (across OS’s Mavericks and Yosemite). I have tried almost every fix offered online. SMC PRAM reset, reseating ...