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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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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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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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 ...
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Computer resets randomly? [closed]

I have recently upgraded my machine with another 8GB ram stick to 24GB. However, ever since I have random poweroffs (no BSoD, nothing in error logs) followed by a regular boot. They occur completely ...
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Windows 7 x64 - Short Circuit Reboot

Since a few days ago, my computer has been rebooting out of nothing. It started when I was working behind Microsoft Office Word 2010, doing a project. When it reboots, it's like someone pulls the plug ...
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Windows 8.1 Restart Prevention (Unrecognizable App)

I hope someone can help with this issue... I get a very unhelpful error message intermittently when I restart: This app is preventing you from restarting. There is no appropriate label for the ...
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Why does iptables restart cause connectivity timeout for about a minute?

I have a centos 6.5 64bit router with 3 nics. The box is configured to route 2 networks. netA - eth1 [ about 10 clients ] netB - eth2 [ about 100 clients ] provider - eth0 [ fiber to isp ] I have a ...
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acer aspire notebook restarting frequently

Once I forcefully shut down my Acer notebook several times (this happened when I tried to connect my computer to my LED TV via a HDMI cable. At that time my computer was not responding). Later I ...
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Windows Rebooting to Blackscreen after removing WUBI

I wanted to install Ubuntu and Win 8.1 in DualBoot. I used Wubi to install Ubuntu. After rebooting and not accessing Ubuntu I removed Wubi. Now my Acer Aspire V2-772G does not restart. Using ...
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My windows 7 computer keeps restarting it self no matter what i do

My computer keeps restarting when it is idle for a while but, i am able to trigger a restart when i start up a game or when i use vlc media player. I checked the event viewer and i got a critical ...
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Close and restart application with autohotkey

I need a autohotkey script that closes and restart a program immediately, for example Screamer Radio, screamer.exe. I use ^#Numpad7::run to run screamer.exe ^#Numpad7::run C:\Programmi\Screamer ...
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Linux : To monitor a Service and restart if stopped?

Actually I'm not so sure whether i should use Shell Scripts, or if there some ways already. But whatever approach we use, i would like to keep a Service running all the time. Let's say iptables as an ...
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Is There A Fake Re-starter On Windows ? [closed]

For example if I installed a driver I must restart , is there any way to fool the computer , like ( restart withou restart) .
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Is it safe to disable fsck on boot?

Occasionally fsck would run on it's own when I reboot my server, but most of the time it doesn't. But when it does run, it takes too long to finish. Is it safe to disable this permanently?
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Restart the remote computer

While using the remote computer via mstsc, suddenly it hanged. I am unable to do any operation. Even unable to restart the computer from command window (shutdown -r). Could you please provide the way ...
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Windows 8 doesn't boot normally, just in safe mode

I had win7, which was working perfectly. I put in a win8 disk, and chose upgrade install option, which instead of resetting the pc, just upgrades from one os to another, without losing data, settings, ...
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Windows 8 Restarts Twice On Boot

I recently updated my computer from windows 8 to windows 8.1 and it has been working perfectly. Nothing has been wrong with it and then all of a sudden it began to restart on boot, two times in a row, ...
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Getting molly-guard to work with sudo

The program molly-guard is a brilliant little tool which will prompt you for a piece of information before you reboot or shut down a system. Usually it asks for the hostname. So when you work a lot ...
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Wait for linux machine to be rebooted

I have a small script to install on my remote machine an update. I would like to reboot the machine remotely and if it is rebooted, continue with some more commands. What I currently do is: ssh ...
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Computer restarts repeatedly after BIOS/Motherboard screen

Every morning I turn on my computer—which is relatively new—and I never had any issue with it until now. It starts booting, shows that very first screen which has some motherboard picture, then it ...
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Needing to restart Wamp Server repeatedly?

Wamp server is constantly showing as "server Online" but after every five minutes localhost and phpadmin stop working i.e., they keep loading and never open. What's wrong? I am using Wamp server on ...
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How to go about debugging semi-random PC restarts. (In game: Dota 2)

I've been playing Dota 2 for a while on my home PC, but lately it seems to be crashing semi-randomly. Symptoms: From alive to dead in 1 second. No pre-warning whatsoever. Mostly just before big ...
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Booting Kali Linux from USB from a MacBook Pro running on Windows 7

I wiped OS X from my computer a while ago and started using Windows 7 instead (school and work reasons). I am trying to install Kali Linux on my computer on a separate partition. I have tried too many ...
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Can't get computer to reboot via script

I need to reboot an embedded system via a local network webpage (a CGI script). I have the page built, and it calls a script on the station (which is the (apache) host of the webpage). This script is ...
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Everything gets deleted when I restart my computer

I am running xubuntu off of an 8GB USB, and it is partitioned into a 5.5GB, 315Mb and 2.2GB sections. I install the drivers for my graphics card sudo apt-get install fglrx-updates ...
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What is the main difference between reboot and restart of a machine

What is the major difference between reboot and restart of operating system? Is it just terminologies? Any technical background process evolving around during reboot and restart of operating system?