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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Why my Computer re-starts at time of power outage?

My computer (sometimes) shuts down for a fraction of second and then restarts at time of power outage. The most weird thing happening is that when I switch off the electric supply of UPS (ie. where ...
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How to set CHKDSK for drive C: in Windows 7

I recently got a 0xc000007b error whenever I tried to run some application software. I found that CHKDSK for C drive might be a solution. When I tried to do it from C drive properties, it said the ...
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MacBook Pro unibody doesn't restart properly after battery depletion

My MacBook Pro (unibody, 13'', 2009) used to restart fine after battery depletion. The computer would automatically save the state of the system and reboot to whatever I was doing before. For those ...
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My Windows 7 machine keeps rebooting randomly

I realize this is a pretty general problem so please bear with me. I thought this had to do with my RAM so I removed all but one 4GB, ran MEM86 on it and it turned out fine. My computer still reboots ...
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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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Why does my computer restart immediately after I shut it down?

After I shut down my computer it automatically starts up again. I've tried re-installing Windows 7 64-bit, resetting my BIOS, installing the newest drivers and also changing the boot and recovery ...
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Creating IP aliases upon server reboot

I have a server running RHEL 6, and have created multiple IP aliases on it. However, when I restart the server, the IP aliases are gone. I tried to edit the /etc/rc.d/rc.local file to include ...
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PC Rebooting Without Cause

For the last 2 years or so, my PC has been rebooting itself intermittently. There is no discernable pattern to the reboots, only that they seem most likely when I'm just about to press the "save" ...
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ASUS P8B WS - Endless Reboots

I am running a Intel XEON 1245 with 4GBx2 Kingston Memory ECC Unbuffered DDR3 on an ASUS P8B WS motherboard. BIOS Version 0904 x64. This system is a little over a month old. It is running Ubuntu ...
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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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Is there a free library type reboot software [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Free Windows 7 app to enforce user time restrictions or Steady State alternative I am setting up a community computer center and I need to set the Windows-7 PC's to ...
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touch /forcefsck not working on Fedora16

I need to run fsck in order to repair my one and only hard-disk. I have no rescue CD/USB available. I did the following: touch /forcefsck chmod a+rw /forcefsck # just to be really sure reboot But ...
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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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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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Why is launchd (launchctl) on Mac OS X 10.6.8 on a Mac Pro preserving launch time values across reboots?

I've created a .plist with a StartCalendarInterval key for a program that must run once a day. It works, and I'm satisfied. I've also created a python script that reads a config file and will re-run ...
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Win 7 laptop reboots when monitor is off

I have an MSI laptop that runs Windows 7 32 bit version. Recently it has a tendency to reboot when I come back to use it after the screen has switched off. When I get back, there is the blue screen ...
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Can hardware get damaged from restarting a computer too often? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Will restarting the computer a lot (about 10 times in 2 minutes) damage the motherboard? I'm always installing new programs and testing new operating systems on my ...
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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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Prevent shutdown, reboot etc. for the remote control via TeamViewer

Is it possible to configurate the TeamViewer so the user can't performs the shutdown, reboot, lock user, log off etc. via remote control?
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Computer's wireless connection stops working until reboot

One of my coworkers asked me to help her with the internet connection on her computer. She is running Vista on a pretty old laptop, but it's still functional. The problem is the following: Every once ...
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File changes lost on power failures with Windows 7

I have a PC with Windows 7 64x. I created a file (text file, for example). I write some text into the file, and after that I save it. If a power failure occurs and the computer restarts, the file ...
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Computer randomly resumes from suspend

Recently my desktop machine (dual boot windows 7 and ubuntu 11.04) started resuming from suspend mode at random times. This usually happens in the middle of the night, but it happened once while I was ...
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Is it harmful at all when I shut down and unplug my iMac every night?

The reason I am asking this question is because yesterday, my iMac shut off randomly by itself. 2 mins later I turned it back on, started searching about why a Mac might shut off by itself, then bam! ...
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Can I automatically reboot if disconnected from the internet?

I have an old desktop that I'm running as a web server from my home while I'm at college. The internet at home is crappy and a lot of times when it goes down, the desktop can't reconnect without a ...
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New graphics card causes endless reboot loop

I decided to upgrade my ageing Radeon X1600 and grab a HD6770, but after installing it the computer boots up, waits a few seconds then powers off for a few (usually powers on for around 3 seconds or ...
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Will restarting the computer a lot (about 10 times in 2 minutes) damage the motherboard?

I was just curious if there are consequences for doing this and what they would be for the mobo, or any other internal component.
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How do I get 'Reopen windows when logging back in' back?

OK, so I have done what it says in Disable “Reopen Windows When Logging Back In” in Mac OS X Lion Completely, and disabled Reopen windows when logging back in, but now I want the feature back. What do ...
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Restore work space after reboot?

Is there a way to reboot windows 7 with the option of saving the current working session and restoring it after reboot? So after reboot, my browser is automatically launched without losing any tabs, ...
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Reboot into the other OS [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How to automatically boot from Linux distro to Windows? I have both Windows 7 and Debian installed on my computer. I thought it would be cool if you could restart your ...
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After XP SP3 System Restore Point Used Reboot Stalls

About 1.5 hours ago I set an XP SP3 box to reset to a system restore point. This appeared to go as usual until the "Windows is shutting down" screen appeared. THe machine has not continued the ...
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WinXP auto-rebooting: It is possible to replace or disable by hardware a LAN adapter in a laptop?

Diagnostics: I possibly plugged a wire with RJ-45 connector barely wet to my Toshiba laptop LAN port. Network worked fine, then I turned off WinXP without disconnecting AC and after 4 hours turned ...
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HP mini reboots after a few days and cannot finds its boot drive. Any idea why?

I have a HP mini netbook running Windows 7 Ultimate. I usually leave it running with the lid shut and connected to power. This worked well for two years. For the past few weeks, I usually find the ...
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Why does my computer reboot by itself

My computer sometimes reboots when I'm not near it, usually sometime at night or early morning. It happens ay completely random times, not every day, not the same day of month or day of week and not ...
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Windows 7 Machines Reboot Overnight (Intermittently)

I have two Windows 7 machines, both with Windows Update set to "ask me before downloading or installing." Occasionally (about twice in two months so far), the machines seem to reboot themselves when ...
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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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Restart computer if internet connection goes down

I'm trying to write a small bash script that checks for internet connection. If no internet is detected, it tries again in another 10 minutes... and if still no internet, it restarts the computer. ...
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Why does computer restarts by itself [closed]

I'll like to use the question progressively: (I need to pin point exact issue) My system configuration is: CPU: Intel i7 2600K 3.4GHz Quad core Motherboard: z68 RAM: GSkill 8GB saw-tooth 1.5V ...
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How to reboot a machine on Remote desktop connection after explorer.exe crashes?

How do I reboot a machine on a Remote Desktop connection after explorer.exe crashes? I'm stuck at trying to do this. After I googled a bit and found that people were saying to use Ctrl + Alt + Esc or ...
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My Dell laptop running Ubuntu Linux 11.10 hangs on reboot but not shutdown. How do I diagnose this?

My Dell laptop running Ubuntu Linux 11.10 hangs reliably while shutting down for a reboot, but when I shutdown, it will complete successfully. How do I diagnose this? I don't know what log files I ...
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Computer sponteously reboots when doing heavy file copy to/from disk

I've been fighting with this problem for the last 3 weeks where my machine will just instantly reboot. No BSOD, and when i checked the event log all that was reported was the generic "Kernal-power" ...
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What is the correct way to prevent non-root users from issuing shutdowns or reboots

Let's say that you have set up a multi-seat system for use in a school or library, allowing GDM to launch multiple X sessions to run simultaneously with different users/keyboards/monitors. By default ...
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Computer shutdown during use

During use, being it intensive or not (just typing text for example) my computer sometimes "shutdown". Both screens went black and display the "no signal" message. The computer case still show lights ...
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Additional swap created on a new partition gets removed on reboot

I have created a new swap volume using logical volume management tool on RHEL. Suppose the volume is /dev/rootvg/swap2 I did mkswamp /dev/rootvg/swap2 and then swapon /dev/rootvg/swap2 when listing ...
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What is the difference between a hard and a soft reboot?

Often I hear doing a hard reboot (completely powering off a computer and restarting it) as opposed to a soft reboot (restarting by some command in the operating system). What, exactly, are the ...
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Reboot after power failure

REBOOTING PROBLEM A few days ago I finished using my computer system, disconnected from the Internet, and turned my monitor off. When I returned home I found my monitor turned on and displaying a ...
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computer reboots randomly, can't find ssd

My comp's been restarting at random times, and when it comes back the SSD drive can't be found by the BIOS and it doesn't boot. Powering down and starting up again fixes it 90% of the time, with a ...
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Stuxnet Virus -PC keeps rebooting [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: What to do if my computer is infected by a virus or a malware? Our laptop was working great but my hubby took a call from someone claiming to be from MSN and saying they ...
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What should I do when chkdsk “cannot open volume” during restart?

On my my Windows XP SP3 box, when running Windows normally, from the command prompt I type chkdsk C: /R (or, equivalently, in Windows Explorer, right-click on the C: drive->Properties->Tools->Check ...
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JRE rt.jar getting deleted on machine reboot

I am observing a strange behavior on some of my Windows machines. I have a Server application that uses Java JRE 1.6u26 (Oracle) which is bundled within it. Sometimes a machine reboot causes the ...
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Nvidia 9800GT randomly prevents computer from booting

My computer has been running Windows and Linux perfectly fine with my 9800GT for the past year or so, but today it refused to boot. When I press the power button, this is what happens: Power button ...