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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Computer enters strange unresponsive state when idle after motherboard replacement

A few weeks ago I was playing a game on my PC when suddenly, I heard a screech typical of what you hear right before the power cuts out via my headphones. I thought that was the case. However, my PC ...
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Difference between shutting down and rebooting PC

I have windows (XP SP3 32-bit) and linux (Xubuntu TT 64-bit) both installed on my laptop (as a dualboot). Now each of the following behavior has been tested on my PC several times: When shutting ...
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What are the benefits / downsides of a high uptime? [on hold]

Today I noticed that htop added a bang after the uptime of my server, because my server's uptime is now greater than 100 days. I don't know if this is a warning, or a congratulation : What are the ...
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I want to automate rebooting most or all of the major routers remotely, will provide software to everyone for free [on hold]

Does anyone know if we can use a tool or a method to remotely restart the router? Or even remotely restart the internet connection of the router? I know we can telnet into the router, but each router ...
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Reboot N150 router remotely

Is there some way to reboot a Netgear N150 router remotely? I can't see any way in the web interface for doing this (I think my old dg834 had a diagnostics page but I can't find it on this one). ...
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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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Windows 7 restarts while being idle

My Windows 7 almost always restarts when I keep it idle for ~20-30mins. It happened randomly before, but lately, if I leave the computer I can be sure it's gonna restart after those 30mins. It never ...
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Linux Mint won't poweroff, only reboots

I have a very strange problem with my Linux Mint. I'm using it on a lap HP455 and actually everything works fine except that when I have try to shut it down Linux will only reboot indefenitely. I've ...
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Mac OS X Mavericks opens reopens all windows [duplicate]

On Mac OS X Mavericks restarting system all windows reopen on desktop even when this is disabled.
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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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Reboot / Shutdown with Gnome 3 on Debian 7

I have a problem with Gnome 3 on my Debian 7 install. I can't use Desktop button to reboot or shutdown because my screen freezes. I tried in command line reboot -f as admin and it's working but ...
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Enabling restarting in Windows

When I use shutdown -r or shutdown /r my Windows computer doesn't restart. I think this command is disabled. How can I enable this command in the command prompt?
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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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Preserve NAT mappings across reboot

My Linux router is able to reboot and reconnect all network interfaces pretty fast (~10 seconds, thanks to systemd and a SSD disk), and comes up with the same IP addresses. Unfortunately the reboot ...
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Restart-Computer and hold script

I'm running a Powershell script that requires a reboot in the middle of the script. After the reboot, the script is executing some commands (that can't be executed before the reboot!). I'm rebooting ...
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Computer restarting without warning

Recently, my computer has been restarting without warning. This started a few months ago after I got a BSOD when I was watching something with MPC. I got other BSODs later when I was watching videos ...
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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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Debian not reboot or shutdown

I'm truck with a simple problem of rebooting with my installation of Debian 7. I got inspire by this issue but it's not working. I tried a lot of combinations but still nothing. I'm not sure about ...
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How do I reload windows without rebooting

I was wondering, is it possible to reload all the files in windows without rebooting the system to save time like when you install a new program and it asked you to reboot your PC, but instead I want ...
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Random Reboots on a Windows 8.1 Custom Build

I have a Windows 8.1 custom PC that I built about 6 months ago. It worked great for several months with no problems, but about three months ago it started to reboot randomly. My computer works fine ...
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how to run “reboot recovery” in android recovery [migrated]

Need to run "reboot recovery" while in android recovery mode My recovery didn't accept recovery parameter "recovery". adb reboot recovery - reboots recovery to recovery. rom shell "reboot recovery" ...
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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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Windows 8.1 taking longer time to restart

When I restart my computer from Windows 8.1 it shutdowns quickly but after the device gets turned off it takes long time to restart. This process is far slower compared to manual shutdown and start. ...
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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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QNAP reboots every 16 hours or so

I have a QNAP TS-412. It has 4x 4TB WD Red drives in RAID10. The poor thing works pretty hard. Virtually 24/7 it runs at 20-30MB/sec as a backup device from a bunch of office computers and a handful ...
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How to determine exact date/time of Windows Update planned restart?

When updates are pending, at login screen of Windows 8 there is a notification Your PC will restart in 1 day to finish installing important updates. Is there a way to determine exact date/time ...
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Disable Restart dialog after device identify

Sorry for my bad English I have an internet cafe and have a different keyboard mouse.. My all PCs deepfreeze protection but if my customers replace USB slot keyboard or mouse or webcam then Windows ...
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Reboot Windows 8 on second screen; first screen laptop is broken

The laptop has a broken screen. I got this fixed by hooking on a second screen. Now looking at the laptop, I found it too slow, so I did a clean reboot of Windows 8. It started but the second screen ...
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How can I get Outlook to restore previously-open message windows when restarting?

So Outlook crashed on me yesterday... ...Ok, so that's not terribly interesting. But what happened next was: there was a "Restart" option on the resulting crash dialog. When I clicked it, Outlook ...
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How to reboot WAG54G2 from Web Management

How can I reboot my Linksys WAG54G2 router from the web management interface?
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Windows 7 crashes and freezes randomly

First of all, thanks for your time! My problem is that PC freezing or craches randomly. Sometimes crashes with BSOD, sometimes PC just reboots. For notice, simple reboots are more frequent than BSOD ...
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PC restarts randomly for unknown reasons. Possibly hardware issue. What could be wrong?

My PC randomly restarts whenever there is load on it but not all the time. Examples are when I'm playing a game or watching a movie. Sometimes, I can get through hours of sessions and no restart at ...
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Lenovo Ideapad Z585 screen remains black on restart

hope I'm posting this in the right place. Basically I've had my Lenovo ideapad z585 for a while, but recently it's started doing this thing where if the laptop is turned off/restarted, when it is ...
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How to restart a router with curl or wget to pass URL as well as POST parameters?

I have an Edimax router and from wireshark I see that the router restarts with the POST http://192.168.2.1/goform/formReboot and the form elements reset_flag=0&submit-url=%2Fadmin_restart.asp ...
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Black screen when loading google web store on chrome browser

pc screen goes black and have to reboot when selecting web store on chrome browser 39.0.2171.19 beta and Linux 17 mint, other pages are ok, only has happens when loading web store (every Time) and you ...
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Can I press Shift + Power or double press the Power button to make my computer restart?

I find that in Mac, you can have a combination of the power button like it is a normal one. I wonder if this still works in my Acer laptop. I have tried to tweak it in my OSes (Windows 8.1 and Linux), ...
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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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New Asus M32BF keeps randomly rebooting & losing Wi-Fi connectivity

The computer—an Asus M32BF—will just restart in the middle of a work session with absolutely no warning. It is also sometimes unable to find wireless networks after a reboot. Restarting the computer ...
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Windows 7 Keeps Rebooting after RAM Upgrade

My Notebook comes with a 4GB RAM (2x2GB) (Sony Vaio vpcea46fm) I am Upgrading to 8GB (2x4GB) memory, but after i installed the new ships, windows keeps rebooting. If i return the old RAM everything ...
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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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Restart PC via remote desktop with Explorer.exe dead

I have a very unusual situation in which I am remote desktoping to my Windows 7 PC from my laptop. The Explorer.exe process has been killed so therefore the Start menu etc isn't available. So there ...
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How to make Windows 8 Show Advanced Startup On Boot?

I can't seem to find a way to do this, I already know how to initialize an advanced startup in Windows 8 and I have also gone through this question, but that's not what I want, I want the advanced ...
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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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How to reboot Mac OS X into different OS other than the current one?

I have 2 Mac OS X versions (10.5 and 10.6) installed on 2 different partition of my Mac. Is there a way that I can do from command line to reboot the system to switch to the other Mac OS X ...
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Windows 8.1 freezes irregularly at system reboot, cold reboot fixes it

My system is windows 8.1. From sometime ago, it starts to freeze irregularly at start-up during reboot. Screen shows 2 spinning dots and freezes at the windows logo screen. Turn off the PC and turn on ...
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How urgent is a *** System restart required *** for security?

To learn a bit of server administration I've set up a simple Ubuntu 14.04 server on which I run a personal website. I've set it to automatically install security updates, but leave out the other ...
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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 will not restart if your Registry Hives are larger than 2GB. Why?

Recently I read an article and in this article it mentions that if you are running 64-bit Windows 8 it will not restart if your Registry Hives are larger than 2GB. Can anyone explain?
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Why do I have blurry application on reboot only?

I am witnessing a very weird situation on my Asus Laptop, running on Windows 8.1. Basically, if I shutdown my computer and restart it all works fine. However, if I reboot the computer using the ...
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Should I reboot after dist-upgrade?

After apt-get dist-upgrade on a desktop PC with "testing" Debian Linux, is it recommended: a. reboot; b. logout?