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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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 ...
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Fast shutdown of Windows Machine

Is there a (programmatic) equivalent to Linux's "Alt-SysRQ Sync Unmount reBoot" reboot sequence on Windows? Regular shutdown causes a lot of data to be written to drive, yanking the power cannot be ...
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How do I restart redis that I installed with brew?

I used brew to install redis (a key/value store database server) for my node.js app. brew install redis However, it seems to disappear and is very volatile. Because I'm using redis as my session ...
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I split partition in Windows 7 home edition but the Windows doesn't reboot

I Have Geniune Windows 7 home edition and my Laptop is Pavilion HP DV6 . I had only 1 partition of 500+ GB i Wanted to make another partition. I read somewhere in forum that I have to make my C: ...
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PC getting stuck at the Intel boot screen

there is this strange problem I am facing for quite a while now at the time of starting up my pc. WHERE it occurs: The problem occurs at the very first screen that appears after pressing power button ...
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Restart and then automatically shutdown windows 8 [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How to instruct Windows 8 NOT to perform a fast shutdown? Windows 8 has a hybrid shutdown that has some (perhaps minor) downsides. Hybrid shutdown is faster, so I do ...
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My computer restarts and cant find my hdd

So, sometimes when i'm playing League of Legends or Diablo my computer will crash: I can still watch already loaded videos (youtube) for 1 or 2 minutes; I can still move the mouse pointer; I can't ...
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EFS File not accessable after reboot

I have encrypted a file with EFS for a user (let us name this "User X"). An application which is running as "User X", is able to access the encrypted file. It keeps working fine across log off and log ...
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Fans still running after shutdown after upgrade to Windows 8

I'm running into a really annoying issue after upgrading from Windows 7 to Windows 8. I first noticed it during the initial (clean) install; when the installer tried to reboot, my machine (an acer ...
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Windows 8 reboot causes an infinite loop

I have installed Windows 8 Professional 64-bit in a VHD that dual boots with Windows 7. The VHD is dynamically expanding with a 128 GB capacity. When windows 8 reboots, it seems to get stuck in an ...
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Did Adobe Photoshop just killed my Graphics Card for good?

I was working with Adobe Photoshop, just some regular work, when I came to edit a PSD file and change the text of some layer, when all of a sudden the PC froze. No mouse, screen is frozen, keyboard ...
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How does Windows know it should restart after a disk re-imaging?

I have been using some disk imaging software (Ghost 8.0) to clone a Windows XP Embedded image. I noticed that even if I capture a disk image from a computer and then transfer that image back to the ...
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Ways to remotely reboot a Linux system

I had a remote server running Debian Sarge that experienced some HDD failure and I meant to reboot it hoping that fsck could repair the errors automatically. I eventually drove out there and replaced ...
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My PC suddenly reboots

Yesterday I opened my PC hub (after like, 5 years) to add more RAM and a new HDD. It was full of dust and balls of fluff, so I cleaned it a bit by blowing. I also removed the fan that was attached to ...
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Computer restarts when windows 7 installation is tried to boot [video]

Here is Video Link of my problem It boots well into Windows installation, but then something happens and computer restarts. USB with Windows is OK. It doesn't happen on another computer. When ...
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Restart Online Computer in Teamviewer without Log In

I have Teamviewer installed on the target machine as a service so it can work unattended. I was using it just fine and then suddenly I got kicked from the session. Now when I try to reconnect a ...
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Run command on init and restart on errors

I have internet access on my PC through proxy through SSH, so every time I need to execute ssh -L PORT:SERVER:PORT LOGIN@SERVER and then type a password. After each network failure or reconnect this ...
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computer restarted if I have power off the monitor only

I have installed windows XP 32 bit with intel quad core process and 2GB of RAM. From last few months I have noticed wired behavior of my system. During the work if I am off the monitor noly (not CPU) ...
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Since sudden restart Chrome freezes computer

My computer suddenly restarted itself the other day and when it came back up so much as clicking on the icon to launch Google Chrome froze everything. I tried to re-installed Chrome, but as soon as ...
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Router slows down after some time, only over wifi, no admin, router reboot helps

Problem's in the title. Additional info: Router - TL-WR1043ND (TP-Link), latest firmware. Wireless security - WPA2/AES. OS - OpenSuSE 12.2 and 12.1 (two computers). After reboot everything is ...
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Why sudo is needed for rebooting in terminal but not from the GUI?

When I turn on my machine and I log in to my account I can do whatever I want and even shutdown my machine or say reboot. But if I open terminal and try to run the command reboot or shutdown then I ...
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Why won't some apps start after a reboot?

I had Adobe and Norton nagging me to reboot, so I did a normal reboot. After it came back up, a bunch of apps won't start: The first one I noticed was Firefox. It would flash the disk light ...
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Computer restarts on power failure with UPS

I am having power cut problems in my country. I am using an uninterrupted power supply with these specs waveform: modified sine wave typical 15-20ms, 30ms max My computer restarts when power goes ...
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Computer won't boot into Windows when discrete GPU is removed

I'm trying to return my Radeon HD 6870 which is breaking (The fan doesn't work, and it overheats). However when I remove it from the PC, and revert to using the HD3000 in my i5 2500k, it refuses to ...
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FreeDOS reboot command

I have pre-installed on my computer a copy of FreeDOS. I looked through the help, but did not found any commands for rebooting the computer. Also, searching through Google yielded some not so useful ...
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Computer hangs for about ~20 minutes on “Starting windows” screen

My girlfriend has a Samsung RF-711-S02 Laptop, I recently had some software issues with her laptop that lead me to reformat it for her. Ever since reformatting the computer will hang for quite a ...
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Is there a way to remotely reboot a Windows CE device?

I know how to restart it locally but it would be very useful to find a way to do a remote reboot on Windows CE. How would i do this?
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Computer keeps restarting by itself

my computer keeps restarting within 2 seconds, I don't have the time to acess the BIOS or anything. I have to turn off with the switch, and I have to wait like 2 min before trying to restart it if ...
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How can I recover from UNMOUNTALBE_BOOT_VOLUME error on Windows XP?

My win XP machine was running really slow so i decided (not a great idea in hindsight) to download and run CCleaner. I cleaned up files and registry settings (it makes you save a backup) and then i ...
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Shutting down a Windows 7 machine sometimes restarts it instead

The machine in question is running Windows 7 (64 Bit) on a Core i5 with 8 GB of RAM with all Windows Updates applied. Not that the specs should make a difference. Shutting down this machine from the ...
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How can I show a confirmation if a Shutdown/Restart command was not issued from an actual user?

Is there a way to have a confirmation dialog whenever a shutdown or restart command is not issued by the physical person sitting behind the keyboard? In other words, whenever a shutdown or restart is ...
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Would I notice any difference from restart Windows via cmd and restart via Windows GUI?

I remote desktop my server computer a lot and I often use cmd to restart or shutdown the computer when it's needed. When in remote desktop you aren't allowed the option to restart unless you press Alt ...
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How can I remotely restart a Windows XP machine?

I would like to restart a remote XP machine by executing a script on my Windows machine. Any help would be appreciated.
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Remotely shutting down Windows 7 causes restart using RDC

I connect to a desktop machine on my LAN using RDC and use shutdown.exe -f to force a shutdown. For some reason, the machine almost always restarts instead. I have also tried shutdown.exe - s but with ...
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User's computers going dark after about 30 minutes

Ok, so I have a user who we've just deployed a machine for. He can work for about 30 minutes, and then his screens just go blank. Like, nothing from the computer registers. No freezing, no blue ...
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Prevent reboot loop from critical error in win7

My machine is stuck rebooting after displaying an error dialog stating that a critical error has occoured and that it will shutdown within a minute. This started happening right after MS Essentials ...
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What is the proper way to enable a normal user to shutdown, halt or reboot the computer?

My dirty solution is to chmod +s /sbin/shutdown. It works but this is probably not good practice and insecure. Moreover after some system updates the suid bit gets reset. What would be the correct way ...
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Power issues Foxconn Barebones kit

I have a Foxconn R20D2 bought about a year and a half ago. It ran fine for a while and then around last summer it started having power issues. I chalked it up to changes in electric current due to the ...
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I have to restart my router every hour or so for wireless to work

So this has started to become a norm in the past week. I have several devices connected to my router and most of them do so wirelessly, but a couple uses the ethernet port. About every hour my ...
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Latitude D830 spontaneous reboots

I have a Dell Latitude D830 that constantly re-boots. Have tried countless remedies, any suggestions please? Pulling my hair out! Thanks, Danny.
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PC Restarts Without Giving Any Warning

My PC restarts without giving any warning. I'm using Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit. My OS starts well. After running for some minutes, it restarts. I couldn't find any reason. My hardware: ...
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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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Windows becomes problematic after partition re-size

I have a friend that is currently experiencing a problem with his laptop. Currently he doesn't have much disk space remaining and re-sized the Windows partition with Easeus Partition Magic. However ...