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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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?
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My computer randomly restarts

I recently bought myself an upgrade package and some other upgrading components for my computer. My specs are now these: Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-970A-D3P, Socket-AM3+ CPU: AMD FX-6300 6-Core ...
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Can PSU cause my PC to reboot?

I'm having an issue with my PC: It is rebooting sometimes, and I am suspecting the PSU, so I want to confirm a few things. It is a new PC and the first issues started occuring roughly one month after ...
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Lenovo G570 restarts randomly

My Lenovo G570 began to randomly restart once or twice a day about two weeks ago. It stopped for a few days and then started doing it again. I don't get a BSoD, it just restarts and gives me the ...
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Mac always restarting after reboot

I created an AppleScript to restart my Mac: tell application "System Events" restart end tell I put this script into Calendar.app and set it to start at 7.00. When I put script into calendar and ...
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Laptop won't start, BSOD. Setting BIOS defaults makes no difference

I get a BSOD nearly every time I turn on the laptop. Sometime Windows displays an error and asks whether to start normally or in safe mode etc. I tried starting it in every mode. It would start ...
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What is the purpose of the magic numbers in Linux reboot?

On the Wikipedia page for Linus Torvalds, it is stated: The Linux kernel's reboot system call accepts their dates of birth (written in hexadecimal) as magic values. The documentation for the ...
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very weird: Connecting Android causes Client Service Runtime Process to severely slow down PC

This issue has been bothering me for a long while, very weird and couldn't solve it. When I connect my Nexus 4 Android to the PC, suddenly the Client Service Runtime Process cpu consumption jumps ...
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Windows 7 Screen and Audio Freezing Requiring Hard Reboot. Possible Graphics Card Issue

Several months ago I was playing Minecraft and listening to the radio on my Windows 7 desktop when the screen totally froze and the audio began slurring, eventually descending into static then ...
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Restart my graphics card without rebooting?

Wondered if it is possible to use DevCon to restart a display device as a stop-gap solution to artifacts left over from a graphics card malfunction? In particular it leaves my cursor very ...
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how to restart experia u phone with android 4 version [closed]

I have recently upgraded my Xperia U ST25 to Android Version 4 and now I am unable to find the key to directly restart my phone. Could you please suggest if there is an option/key to restart the ...
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Software for resuming a session after restart [duplicate]

I absolutely hate hate HATE restarting my (Windows 8) laptop. The reason for this is because I generally have an awful lot going on at any time, thanks to working on 4 or 5 concurrent projects as well ...
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Auto close and restart a program [closed]

I am looking for a way to automate the opening and closing of a program based on a timer. What I am looking for would look like this: Open program Run program for 5 minutes Close program Do the ...
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Windows 8 resets volume on shutdown but not on reboot

I've just installed Windows 8 64bit and have picked up a problem. I have a Creative X-Fi Titanium PCI-E sound card installed and have the latest drivers from their website (2.17.0009). Windows seems ...
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How to troubleshoot hang during reboot

My Ubuntu box recently started hanging during reboot. It occurs during the "shutdown" process - before the machine actually resets (bios screen flashing by?). I have to force a shutdown with the power ...
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Why does the system power off some of the devices and turn them on when rebooting

When the system is rebooted, why wouldn't it go to some minimal state (like init 1 in linux) and start off from there, instead of completely powering off devices and powering them on (causing a lot of ...
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How to force reboot from user login screen

If I have a computer with windows 7 on it, that is in the user login screen, how do I force a reboot? Pressing the "Shut down" button won't help since it is set to go to stanby in that occasion (but ...
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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 ...