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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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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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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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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My Dell laptop running Ubuntu Linux 11.10 hangs on reboot but not shutdown. How do I diagnose this?

My Dell laptop running Ubuntu Linux 11.10 hangs reliably while shutting down for a reboot, but when I shutdown, it will complete successfully. How do I diagnose this? I don't know what log files I ...
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Windows restarting certain applications after a Windows Update

So I've come across this strange function in Windows where after a Windows Update and the reboot it tries to restore your session prior to restarting. This though only works with Microsoft's own ...
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Reboot Emachines D620 (Vista) to factory default without using alt + f10 partition

I recently have had my computer repaired as it had hardware problems and it was working fine but for some reason it has started being unresponsive and extremely slow. I decided to try to reboot the ...
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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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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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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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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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What could cause a system reboot after 1 - 2 hours uptime?

Since about two weeks my system (Ubuntu 14.04) causes reboots itself (it seems to freeze for a fraction of a second). The reboot problem began at that time I updated the BIOS since I had weird ...
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How to restore my iterm2/zsh session after restart?

I use oh-my-zsh with iTerm2 on osx and I'd like them to retain the same tabs with the same directories and hopefully the same textual history after a restart. Currently after a restart iTerm reopens ...
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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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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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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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After resuming from sleep, computer reboots before login screen

(Solved... I guess? See 3rd edit) (edit: followed instructions here http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/t/449401/constantly-restarts-before-login-screen/ to disable rebooting on system ...
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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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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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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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My Windows 7 machine keeps rebooting randomly

I realize this is a pretty general problem so please bear with me. I thought this had to do with my RAM so I removed all but one 4GB, ran MEM86 on it and it turned out fine. My computer still reboots ...
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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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Why is launchd (launchctl) on Mac OS X 10.6.8 on a Mac Pro preserving launch time values across reboots?

I've created a .plist with a StartCalendarInterval key for a program that must run once a day. It works, and I'm satisfied. I've also created a python script that reads a config file and will re-run ...
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Is it normal for scheduled task behaviour to differ from running the batch file manually?

I have a windows service that I need to stop and start every 30 minutes using a Windows Scheduled Task. The service itself can be manually stopped via the Services management console (right-click -> ...
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Prevent Windows Vista from restarting/shutting down, ever

I have running a desktop computer as a server ATM for personal reasons. I don't have physical access to the computer, I can only access it through Teamviewer. The computer is multiboot, with the ...
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apache error message on every system restart

Every time I restart my computer, Apache "has encountered a problem and needs to close". I have Windows XP Professional SP3, and am running Apache 2.2. Here is the screen I get when I click the "more ...
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Reboot after power failure

REBOOTING PROBLEM A few days ago I finished using my computer system, disconnected from the Internet, and turned my monitor off. When I returned home I found my monitor turned on and displaying a ...
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Blue bar at bottom of screen, then laptop restarts

So I've been having an issue with my HP 6735s laptop. I went on holiday for two weeks, and after I returned (yesterday) and used my laptop, everything was fine when, suddenly, the entire screen went ...
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When I restart my computer then sometimes it hang at BIOS

I have seen that when I restart my computer then sometimes (6/10) it hangs at screen where its says Press f2 for setup at BIOS Then processor starts making too much noise with fan I have to gain ...
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Intel Graphics Media Accelerator Driver for Mobile resets my dual screen settings on restart

I work on a HP/Compaq 6910p laptop and in the office I use a docking station where I have a second monitor connected so that I can work dual screen. If my computer is in this docking station extra ...
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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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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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“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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Samsung series 9 unexpected shut down

I have a Samsung Series 9 NP900X3A where began to shut down and reboot unexpectedly. I changed the RAM thinking this was a memory problem, but the laptop continues the shutdown and reboots. I have ...
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Dell Xps M1210 reboot cycle

I just received a Dell xps M1210 laptop to repair. The person I received it from said they have been using it with no problems for 10 years. Then the other day, they were copying files, then suddenly ...
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Windows 7 boots only at second try

My system started to hang on boot after being > 4 hours switched off. I have a SSD as C:, user files are on a HD (D:) then I have a RAID1 as backup (M:) and another 2 GB HD as temp storage (I am doing ...
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sftp scp can not work , result in network down

root@6-2:/root> scp 1.pcap yqiu@10.xx.xx.xx:~ yqiu@10.xx.xx.xx's password: 1.pcap 0% 0 0.0KB/s --:-- ETA I use scp to ...
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Tracking daemon restart

I have a daemon that seems to restart itself at irregular intervals. Behavior is consistent with doing kill -9 and then starting it again. Since system is pretty much open pretty much anybody might ...
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Weird behavior on reboot and shut down

Ever since I bought my new machine I have this really weird behavior on reboot and shut down: When I invoke a shut down, the system will shut down just fine, but the hardware stays on. I have to hold ...
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Windows 8 cannot shut down, hibernate or sleep. It can only restart

Hoping to get lucky as i've tried to fix this problem for months. I was using my PC to fix the BCD of another. I accidentally altered my own boot records which got me in a bit of strife. After many ...
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Computer wouldn't wake up, reinstalled Vista home premium, now PC won't boot

I hope someone can help me find an answer to this. Our vista 64 bit PC was acting up- it wouldn't wake from sleep requiring holding down the power button to shut down the computer after which I could ...
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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 ...