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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Video card error: Driver or Hardware?

Last night, I came home to find that one of my screens on my PC was grey with loads of white lines through it. I had to force it shut down, and I saw the error "Video Card Error". I have the new AMD ...
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Force ASUS netbook (without removable battery) to reboot

I have an ASUS F102B netbook without a removable battery. It occasionally freezes (or the screen goes flat) and I would like to know a way to force it to restart without waiting for the battery to go ...
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Lenovo Y580 does not properly wake up from sleep

I have a Lenovo Y580 notebook and have a strange issue when putting it in standby mode. When I try to resume it, the power button lights up from flashing, I hear the powering sound of the DVD drive, ...
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Reboot frozen remote Mac

I have a remote frozen Mac I need to reboot. I can see it's online through Teamviewer but it's not responding. This is what I have to work with: Admin user+password, Public IP address, It appears ...
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Windows restarts itself and then freezes

The box restarts itself, regularly, and then freezes on the startup animation. Roughly like this image It spins for a little while and then freezes mid spin. This also happens if the computer is ...
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I cannot disable CHKDSK on Windows XP

Every time I happen to shut off my computer manually, it runs automatically a CHKDSK check before starting up. I tried to edit the registry in HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Control\...
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Laptop endlessly restarts (because HDD)

There are 2 HDD in my Asus K95VM: the main and the additional. I don't know what happened, but the laptop began to restart every 2-3 seconds and not start, I couldn't even enter the BIOS. Then I ...
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Upgrade to Windows 10 Pro, version 1511, 10586 occur boot restart loop (reboot loop)

After successful update from Windows 10 Pro Build 10240 to Build 10586 (november upgrade) pc just start rebooting constantly on boot logo. I can't choose "Safe Mode" option on boot. With Windows 10 ...
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Add program to startup linux server

Hello, I have a Ubuntu Linux server (14.04) and i'd like to add NzbGet to the startup programs. NzbGet Wiki tells me this : Starting on boot NZBGet can run in background as daemon (service)...
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Laptop powers off within seconds of powering on; suspect battery issue; how to confirm?

I sometimes leave my laptop open and on overnight -- laziness, I suppose. A few days ago, when i woke up, I saw my laptop was shut down. Odd as I didn't recall turning it off. When I tried to restart ...
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Computer restarts after waking up from sleep + occasional graphic driver issue on boot

Setup Windows 7 64b MSI Z97 U3 PLUS Intel Core i7 4770 ASUS GTX760-DC2T-2GD5-SSU latest drivers no overclocking Problem 1) Computer has problems to wake up from sleep correctly. In 2 out of 3 ...
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Reboot Linux via netcat?

Put aside the security risks, I need a temporary way to reboot over a network without relying on SSH. My SSH server has some other issues that I need more time to resolve those so need a way to bypass ...
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How do I prevent programs from restarting after forced reboot?

I can live with the computer rebooting after windows updates are installed. But after it restarts, if I forgot to log out the night before, it tries to restart all of my programs. For one thing, few ...
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PC Crashing and booting randomly

Ok it has been happening for about 5 months now and I still cant figure out what is causing the crash, It crashes then reboots again randomly. I still have warranty on my PC parts I just cant figure ...
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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 10,...
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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 won'...
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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 won'...
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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?