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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My Asus u56e is randomly rebooting again. Any Ideas?

This seems to be a popular problem for Asus users. However, I have not found a definite cause or solution for the problem. This machine is roughly four years of age now, and was recently given to me ...
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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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On first initial boot up, board does not recognize HDD, keyboard

I upgraded to an MSI board after previous board failure. (I also replaced the PSU, CPU and GPU) Reusing the same HDD with Win8.1. On each initial boot up, it does not recognize the HDD or USB devices ...
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Consequences of turning off computer during Windows Vista update (“Do not turn off your computer”)?

My system has been stuck at "Configuring updates" for about an hour with the percentage stuck at 25%. If I do a hard reboot, what are the likely and worst-case consequences?
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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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Disable Auto-Restart Prompt after Windows Update (in Windows Vista/7)

I've mastered how to disable/delay the Automatic Restart prompt after Windows Update deems it necessary to restart my computer in XP. But, now I'm using both Windows 7 and Vista and that method no ...
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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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hp mini 110-3510nr laptop won't restart

Here is the information of my hardware and software hardware : hp mini 110-3510nr OS : Windows 7 starter (freshly installed) My laptop is a hp mini 110-3510nr. It has windows 7 starter installed in ...
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Unable to shutdown, who to blame?

My PC has always suffered from this problem: upon reboot, the power, instead of staying up and running until BIOS POST, most of the time (but not always, and that's why I don't think this has never ...
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How to use kexec in Fedora to automatically use the newest installed kernel?

How to use kexec in Fedora Linux to fast-reboot automatically to the newest installed kernel? kexec --load command line usage is rather verbose — you have to provide: kernel image, like ...
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Laptop won't boot, restarts on its own + black screen

yesterday I was playing on my Win 7 laptop when suddenly my screen went into this colorful faulty state, something of this , though not exactly. And a second after my laptop died starting itself up ...
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Full reset of network interface

I have a Raspberry Pi. If it's connected to a network, and cables are changed, IP numbers changed, and what not, it sometimes stops working. A simple reboot solves the problem. Is there any way of ...
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Is my system rebooting cleanly by itself? Interpreting output of the 'last -x' command

My Ubuntu 12.04 sometimes reboots by itself, and I'm trying to debug what is causing it. I can't seem to find anything relevant in the logs, so this indicates it might be a hardware issue. However, ...
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Why does network go down when access point reboots?

I've added an Asus RT-AC68U set up in Access Point (AP) mode on to a gigabit network. Everything works fine until I reboot the AP. The reboot causes a 45 second disruption, when the AP initializes, ...
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Windows 7 stuck in a reboot loop

My Laptop is stuck in a reboot loop. Every time I'm going to turn it on it just displays the windows 7 logo and then it then give me options to enter windows in safe mode or enter windows normally. ...
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Determine when reboot required after patching from the command line?

After ssh'ing into a box and using yum or apt-get to patch, I would like to determine when a reboot is required. It would be incredibly helpful to know so we can schedule a reboot in a maintenance ...
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Radeon HD 4850 X2 Graphics card causing PC intermittent rebooting?

I know similar questions have been asked before, but I just can't seem to figure out what's wrong. I have upgraded to the Radeon HD 4850 x2 and have installed and configured everything properly. I ...
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Motherboard won't post AFTER I click restart button OR do it via Windows

As the title says, computer starts up fine from shutdown but when I try to restart it, it simply won't reboot. The fans spin, lights are on and everything is working but the motherboard won't post. ...
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D-Link DIR-655 Router rebooting itself randomly

My router keeps restarting itself randomly, usually when skype call is in progress, which is the worst time for reboot to me. The leds blinks and all wireless clients are dropped during restart. Also ...
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New PC wont restart

New computer wont restart, no windows installed thus also no software. Restart wont work if I try to restart from bios (save & restart) or neither when I push the restart button on the case. PC ...
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“Windows must now restart because the power service terminated unexpectedly”

Just had this dialog box appear on a few day old Windows 7 i5 laptop. No bloatware, no malware, antivirus running.. I've never seen this message before. The only button was 'close', which didn't ...
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Restoring open software after a restart event in windows

I find that at the end of a long day, I sometimes have a large number of programs running. All which I will need to use tomorrow. Normally, this isn't an issue, I can simply lock the machine and come ...
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Windows 8.1 install restarts into setup

My laptop is Samsung ativ book 6 and I'm installing windows 8.1 (64 bit) on it. I made bootable usb, set bios to boot from it. Did setup, removed all partitions and made one partitions (system ...
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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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Good ways to restart all the computers in a remote cluster?

I have a cluster that I manage and from time to time I get emails from each node (and head node) begging to be restarted after an automatic upgrade. Currently, my best solution so far is a shell ...
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Win7 not shutting down and not locking

Has anyone else experienced recently (and found a solution for)? Windows SP1 64-bit not shutting down; all icons are gone, the background image is still on the screen, the HD light is only ...
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Windows 8.1 shutdown/restart unsuccessful Leovo y560

My lenovo y560 is not shutting down. Blue screen follows and then system restart occurs with ERROR: DRIVER_POWERSTATE_FAILURE. I refreshed my PC, turned off Hybrid Sleep and Fast Shutdown but problem ...
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Computer won't boot after removing the SSD and putting it back in

Hello I had to remove my SSD last night and when I came to put it back in this morning and boot up it wouldn't ,I changed the boot order and set SSD first and now I can't do , my computer literally ...
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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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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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Virtual Win 7 machine irreparable on reboot (with pending Windows updates)

I have a virtual Windows 7 machine running in VMWare Workstation. Every time I reboot, Windows updates are configured and installed, the boot process fails, and finally the system attempts and fails ...
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What exactly happens when you reboot your computer? [closed]

What happens when you reboot your computer? Does Windows shutdown some processes and saves them or something? How does rebooting fix so many common problems?
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Reset and Power buttons on the system block in Linux

In my Debian Linux PC the buttons Reset and Power on the system block do nothing. Is it possible the Reset button to make a soft reboot (the same as sudo reboot)? Is it likewise possible the Power ...
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in windows 7, during startup, why do my icons go blank and then reappear

This morning I had to restart my windows 7 computer due to a security patch. As it was restarting, all the icons on the desktop appeared, then turned white and then the original images started ...
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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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Computer boots with no display, hitting enter restarts computer?

As per thread title. I'm unable to diagnose the issue since I cannot get a visual output on my monitor. The fans and components seems to boot up normally. However, I've noticed that if i hit enter ...
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Immediate Restart After Power On - Before BIOS

When I originally built this PC, it had an issue with randomly restarting. I proceeded to try a bunch of things and ended up unplugging everything except the power switch and the cards I have in it. ...
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The system reboots when I try to shut it down

When I try to shut down the system it just keeps on rebooting. I have tried both with the shutdown button (from the top right corner of the screen) and from the terminal by typing sudo shutdown -h ...
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Does restart count as harddisk boot?

Does restart count as harddisk boot? Most reference sites state that the life span of hard drives depends on the number of boots (On/Off) where the drive arm lands its head on the drive platter. The ...
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How do I install Win 7 OS through bootable device?

I Cannot install Win 7 OS in another PC which is Dell Vostro-1014 through USB bootable device. The windows installation shows a complete cent-per-cent, but then when it restarts I had to reinstall it ...
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Restart a computer at a given time with PowerShell

I'm looking for a way to restart a computer with PowerShell (Restart-Computer), at a given time (Example: 03:00AM). The PS-Script itself will run at a random time, when the user executes it, so it's ...
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How can I convince Windows 7 to reboot upon hibernating rather than powering down?

I have a Linux and Windows 7 dual-boot setup on my PC and I would like to configure the OSes so that when working in one OS, I can hibernate (saving the state to disk), reboot, use the other OS, ...
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Mac Mini running Yosemite randomly shutdowns then gets caught in reboot cycle for a while - logs don't show much

Running a Mac Mini 2.5 GHz Intel Core i5 with 16GB RAM. I've recently been experiencing random shutdowns that appear to have no noticeable cause in the logs. This is a log showing the most recent ...
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How to deny an specific user to reboot or shutdown in Red Hat 6 with visudo

Hello and thanks for helping me in this question. I just have in /ets/sudoers something like this: ##User Aliases <BR>**User_Alias CLIENT = jhonny </BR> CLIENT myserver = ...
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How do I make sure my computer doesn't reset without asking me first? [duplicate]

I am perfectly happy with my computer letting me know when there are updates that need to be installed and resetting is necessary. I want it to continue doing that. I do not, however, want it to do ...
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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? [closed]

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 [closed]

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 ...