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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Installing Ubuntu

I am trying to install Ubuntu on my laptop(windows7), now the Ubuntu installing wizard just show me: Reboot or manually reboot later. If I choose to reboot, does that mean I will lost all of my work ...
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What is the Cause of Random Freezing/Blue Screen/Restarting?

Problem: Freezing/blue screen/restarting happens randomly on my Desktop PC. Sometimes it just freezes suddenly. Sometimes a freezing, then a blue screen. Sometimes a blue screen, followed with a ...
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Google Chrome suddenly isn't loading pages [closed]

I have tried everything. I have disabled all of my plug-ins (chrome://plugins/) and extensions (chrome://extensions), I've cleared all of my browsing data (chrome://settings/clearBrowserData). I've ...
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CPU overheat after cleaning the fan

I have decided to clean my computer. I opened it, removed the fan from the CPU and cleaned it. It was jammed with a lot of dust. After I put it back, and it rotates much smoother and better, I started ...
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Windows 8 reboots seemingly at random and reports PowerButtonTimestamp without the power button being pressed

The issue is mostly explained in the title, however here's some more information: This has happened several times, and I have never personally watched it happen. I've only seen it show up in the ...
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Restart windows service on LAN machine

I got administrative rights on the target machine, all the credentials, fully trusted network without firewall and antivirus software. I got windows 8 on the target machine and windows 7 on calling ...
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What's the quickest/easiest way to determine the last time a computer has been restarted? [duplicate]

From the command line, how do I find when the last time a Windows 7 computer has been restarted?
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Windows is not loading

I have partitioned my drive to have the option to boot from Windows 7 or 8. Recently when I power up my laptop it goes through an endless power on, initial boot sequence, black screen with a cursor ...
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Computer suddenly dies; screen displays weird flickering lines, then restarts

I've been having this terrible problem for a little while and just managed to get a picture of 'dead screen' for the first time and I am posting it to seek help. Randomly, at irregular intervals ...
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Hang during reboot

I've recently installed a second HDD bay in my laptop, but now, every time I issue a reboot, the computer hangs for about 1m30s (completely freezes on a black screen, with the fans at the maximum ...
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The Necessity Of Rebooting A PC After Downloading & Installing Windows Updates & If Not: How To Prevent It? [duplicate]

Quite often after downloading & installing Windows Updates on my PC, a dialogue box pops up similar to the one shown below, asking to restart the computer to complete the process. : This is ...
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How to force a longer `reboot` in Busybox v1.13.3?

reboot appears to make the root file system read-only almost immediately, causing a race condition with one of my processes which tries to write settings out to a file during its approx 1-2 second ...
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Windows Time not updating after reboot

Yesterday, for the first time, my laptop blackened out and I noticed it's base was pretty heated up. I Googled the cause and came to know that some laptop shuts itself down to prevent damage to the ...
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Windows 7 machine rebooting during Backup & Restore

Over the last year my computer has been randomly(?) rebooting; I did a clean install of Windows 7 twice, checked temperatures, hard-drive diagnostics, did CPU stress tests & swapped out all the ...
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restart tomcat server as non-root

info: Apache Tomcat/6.0.36 CentOS 2.6.32-279.14.1.el6.x86_64 Is it possible? I heard from someone that an older version of tomcat had a manager tool that allowed non-privileged users to restart the ...
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How can I tell when my PC was restarted?

My office PC restarts every Sunday at an unknown time for unknown reason. I wish to know when my PC restarts and most importantly reason for which it restarts. I suspect that there is a third party ...
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Pc keeps shutting down for the first 10-20 minutes

My desktop pc keeps shutting down/freezing/rebooting itself (even in BIOS) in the first 10-20 minutes of activity, after that time it works properly. I looked into the windows event register but ...
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WinXP - forced root filesystem check skipped during reboot

The forced system drive (or root filesystem or in this case c:) filesystem check by HDD properties->tools->check now or by chkdsk c: /f is not executed at the next reboot. I'm aware I could check the ...
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Ubuntu 12.04 hangs on reboot (“All processes ended within 1 seconds”); how to debug?

I read through a lot of ubuntuforums threads and tried out various things. Still freshly installed Ubuntu 12.04 (64-bit, 3.2.0-38) hangs on reboot/shutdown after the line "All processes ended within 2 ...
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Enabling AHCI fixed 0x0000007B BSOD on old Windows 7 partition - but now it restarts whenever I select shutdown

I built a PC that's been working for a while (aside: mainly using a non-Windows OS, which seemed to start kernel panicing more frequently). It stopped booting in any OS from the partitions on the SSD ...
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Resuming Windows 7 from Hibernate after a RAM change?

I ordered a pair of new DDR3 RAMs, I will install them to the empty RAM slots once they arrive. What would happen if I hibernate my PC, then install the new RAMs, and then wake it up from ...
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Fast and reliable reboot after power loss

What is the best way to harden a linux system to power cycling? I often came upon systems used in shops, public, exhibitions, by several people where no one is responsible for. Usually those systems ...
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Windows 8 Infinite reboot loop

I've installed windows 8 just now and after I install drivers it gets stuck in an infinite reboot loop. I'm thinking it has something to do with the chipset. The motherboard is an ASUS P8Z68-V. I ...
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OS X initiate reboot from app without knowing user admin password

Is there a command to initiate a reboot (restart) from my app without knowing admin password of the user? For now I was using sudo reboot, but this requires admin password. I need something similar ...
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Why do I need to restart the computer after installing drivers?

The question is similar to this one except it's for drivers. Why do I need to restart the computer after installing new drivers? For example, if I did a fresh install of Windows 7, installed audio ...
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Windows 8, brand new computer, slow internet

If I close the lid on my new Windows 8 laptop, the internet is sporadic, sometimes it loads fully, most of the time it acts like it looses the wireless connection and wont load anything. I have tried ...
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Lotus Notes 8 client cannot be restarted after crash

The client can not be restarted, even if the notes.exe and nlotes.exe tasks stopped in the task manager. Only rebooting helps, but that is not a user friendly solution. This occures on Lenovo laptops. ...
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Windows reboots randomly on battery, linux OK

About a week ago, the Windows partition on my laptop started rebooting randomly. No BSOD, nothing in event logs besides a kernel-power failure. I could still use linux (LuninuxOS) fine, and windows ...
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Make install kernel module without reboot?

I am trying to make changes to a buggy driver on Linux (mint). Is it possible to make and test the changes without rebooting every time?
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Windows very slow after unexpected reboot

I got tired while working, so I put my computer in hibernation with a lot of windows open. At night my computer rebooted itself for some reason. It was running when I woke up. And now some actions ...
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My PC doesn't restart properly

When I try to restart my PC (W7 Home Premium), it will close down Windows and save the settings, but after this when the screen goes dark like normally at a shutdown/reboot, it stays dark and the ...
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ip address seen in ifconfig in os x which is not present in network setting

I have a macbook and some while back I must have assigned it an ip address of 192.168.2.1 on the ethernet interface. The problem is that the ip is still seen even when I have removed it from the ...
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Unable to install packages with apt-get

I was trying to install vim and g++ but I couldn't. Presently I'm using Ubuntu 10.10. I tried all that I went through the net, but no use. This how it appears every time I do. root@ubuntu:~# apt-get ...
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Gigabyte GTX660 OC causing intermittant system reboot

G'day, I have been having some issues with my PC since I installed my new Gigabyte GTX660 OC graphics card where the system will randomly reboot. When the system does reboot though, it's like power ...
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My new servers will shutdown instead of rebooting when I do init 6 or equivalent, any idea?

I have 2 new Supermicro servers (5037C-T) with Ubuntu 12.10 and when I try to reboot the machine I instead get a nice shutdown. Interestingly enough, the reboot command in the BIOS or grub work ...
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Windows 8 Pro with hyper-v no network connectivity after reboot

I have Windows 8 Pro workstation with Hyper-V installed and configured one virtual switch as "External", as on attached screenshot. My problem is, every time computer reboots, network does not ...
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Windows 8 doesn't shut down

I have Windows 8 Pro 64 bit and everything worked fine for 2 months, but now suddenly my PC doesn't want to shut down. I've tried restart, but nothing happens. When I log off and try to restart/shut ...
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Windows 7: disable all restarts by microsoft and 3rd party updates

Is there a way of globally preventing automatic restarts from all updates, e.g. Microsoft updates, Flash, Adobe PDF, AVG, and any others that decide to be a nuisance? I need my computer to be on ...
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My computer shut down and it doesn't start up again

I was using my computer when suddenly it shut down. It was assembled 7 months ago, while the PSU is two weeks old, though it is not a good brand. When I try to reboot it, a led on the case fan lights ...
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After upgrading/installing my Windows 7 machine to Windows 8, it will not reboot, only shutdown

My Win7 machine was working great, and it could reboot normally without problems. Then, I installed Win8 with an MSDN version. It offered to keep my personal files as an upgrade option (I later ...
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Stop Windows 7 from forcefully shutting itself down when waiting to update

I have had this happen to me twice now. I'll be in the middle of working on something that has resulted in me not rebooting my machine for several days. If Windows 7 is waiting to install updates ...
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Windows 7 Home Premium always claims it was not shut down properly

I have Windows 7 Home Premium, and no matter if I shut down my computer or put it to sleep (the proper way using the start button or just by shutting the lid), every time when starting back up there ...
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Is there any way to regularly reboot a hung Windows PC

We have a PC (Dell Optiplex 760, WinXP SP3) that hangs periodically, like really hangs - everything frozen, can't reboot from keyboard, only way out is hold the power button down to turn it off and ...
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Random reboots after clean install of Windows 8 - Event ID 56 (PCI 010101010101010100)

I formatted my HDDs and made a clean Windows 8 install a few days ago. Now the system suddenly loses power at seemingly random intervals. (Instant reboot, no BSOD, no freezing) I'd suspect the PSU, ...
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Remote restart computer using command line

I want to remote restart a computer with the administrator account user and password provided. Can this be done from command line ? like so : shutdown \m pcName \r If not can you please provide a ...
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Run script at shutdown/reboot with systemd

I would like to run a script file when the system is called for shutdown/ reboot from 'reboot' and 'shutdown' commands. And if possible, also hard shutdowns like 'init 0' or 'poweroff'. How would I go ...
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Rebooting Windows 8 takes longer than startup from power-off

When I use the restart option in Windows 8, it takes longer to shut down and reboot then if I had used the manual shutdown and manual power on. I use an SSD and UEFI, and it happens on both of my ...
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Restore Windows 7 Upgraded Computer

I have a laptop that came with Windows Vista and I purchased an upgrade to Windows 7. I upgraded the computer to Windows 7. Now I am selling my laptop and would like to restore the laptop to Windows 7 ...
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Difference between shutting down and turning on vs. restart in Windows 8?

In Windows 8, is there a difference between: Shutting down my computer (inside W8) and then instantly turn it back on again vs. Restarting it from inside Windows 8 Edit: Talking about normal Windows ...
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Reducing upstream power level of a cable modem

My cable modem has been pushing the limits of the allowable upstream power levels (getting between 55-58 dBmV). This is causing the modem to reboot. Is there something I can do to reduce the upstream ...