A restart of a computing device is the act of shutting it down and having it automatically start up again.

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Computer randomly restarting: motherboard or processor?

My computer randomly restarts. Is it more likely my motherboard or processor? So, I know which one to return or replace first. Windows 7 SP1 64-bit Motherboard: Asus P8Z68-V/GEN3 CPU: Intel i7 ...
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Several hardware components either work or not after booting

I have a desktop computer which I put together myself and in the last weeks I discovered a strange behavior. The same issue refers to three components independently. The onboard network controller, ...
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Each time I do restart - Windows 8 resets my settings/registry to some state

I have Windows 8 PRO 64 bit for 3-4 months. At some point, Windows started to abandon system changes that I make, after Restart or after Shutdown+Start. It stopped saving my files associations. All ...
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My desktop is restarted automatically

I have been using my PC for the last 6 years, but now suddenly it keeps restarting and then it stops detecting my hard drive. When I switch on my PC next day, it will detect the hard drive again and ...
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Windows XP won't boot, not even in Safe Mode

If I try to start it normally, it will restart without even showing the boot logo. But in safe mode, it stucks while loading the System32\Config\SYSTEM registry hive. I know that usually this means ...
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Computer restarts randomly

my computer has been restarting randomly for months now. i7 3.2, 8g ram, GTX570, Windows 8. It is not a overheating issue or a power supply issue, ran memtest86+ and it passed 7 tests so I don't ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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 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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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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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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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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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 ...
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Synchronous command to restart pc

In my Windows Embedded 7 Standard installation, I'm setting an environment variable using the synchronous command REG ADD "HKLM\SYSTEM\ControlSet001\Control\Session Manager\Environment" /v Name /t ...
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My Notebook can't reboot after reinstall new operating systems without display driver installed?

I have a small problem when I reinstalled my notebook with Windows 7 or Windows XP home edition. the problem is I can't reboot my system if I didn't install display driver (ATI-Radeon). I can't ...
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How to turn off automatically restart in Windows 7

When there is a memory problem, the computer may restart automatically instead of showing the blue screen. To avoid this on XP, I used to do the following: Right click on "My Computer". Open ...
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Restart from computer freezing reveals last working files filled with Nulls

My Windows 7 locked up while I was on hacking some code on Notepad++ and after forcing a restart, I find the files I was working on last to be filled entirely with nulls. I'm pretty sure this file ...