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

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Desktop cannot restart (it will shut down) - Multiple OS's tried

I built a desktop a year or so ago, which runs like a dream. I have installed many OSes on it but the problem persists. If it tell the PC to restart it does everything right, shuts down but the PC ...
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Why do some programs require a restart after install? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Why do I need restart computer after installing new software? I've been annoyed by this for some time now. I install or update a program and it requires a restart?! ...
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Why does restarting a computer solve wifi connectivity issues?

I saw the the question on this site, asking about why restarting a computer can fix things in general, and I figured I might press for additional insight. On occasion I'll be scooting along on the ...
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Ubuntu mono crash, restart

I was just wondering how(if it's possible) I could go about create a bash file to launch a mono app on system start, and have it open back up if it crashes. Is there some kind of while loop I could ...
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Why does my computer freeze and make a terrible buzzing noise every once in a while?

Twice now my computer has frozen, accompanied by a terrible, angry, buzzing/beeping noise through the speakers. It is my first build, and as such I'm not really educated enough to even make a guess ...
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How to fix regular hanging/restarts in my windows XP SP3

My computer system has two Hard disks (One on 320SATA(boot disk with one partition) and one on 80Gb P-ATA(C:,d:,e:,f:)),1Gb SDDDR1 RAM, an Nvidia 6600 graphics card, a Gigabyte motherboard and a ...
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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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Motherboard will fully reboot, except with reset/shutdown button

I have a intel d525mw motherboard, on which I have ubuntu server. When I go to reboot my machine(sudo reboot), it goes to the restart prompt and then just hangs there. I have also noticed this when ...
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Auto-restart process on crash [duplicate]

I have a Java server process which runs native code and the possibility of the entire process crashing due to a problem in native code is always there. Is there any mechanism offered by *nix operating ...
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Vista reboots during loading, tried the usuals, and there is a problem finding the OS

OS: Vista 64, Desktop First thing I tried was to Boot In Safe Mode - I noticed that that it would hang on loading AVG???.sys (some AVG file can't remember), and since AVG was the one that asked me to ...
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how can I restart redmine?

Redmine has to be restarted after a plugin installation. How can I do that on linux? Does it mean to restart my web server (nginx in my case)? Or do I have to do something else?
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Should my PC continually reboot when there is no RAM?

I'm building a new home PC: Gigabyte H55N micro ITX motherboard Intel Core I3 540 CPU Silverstone NT06-E CPU cooler Silverstone SG07 case with built-in 600w PSU The PC is not complete - I'm ...
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Windows XP Timezone getting changed automatically on restart

I am in Mauritius (GMT+4), and in 2008, the Government tested working with daylight saving changes in our country. A new timezone was created specifically for Mauritius. Since it was applicable for ...
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Difference between Turning off a computer and Restarting it?

What is the difference between restarting the computer and turning it off and powering it on again?
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Why would my computer automatically restart after “shutdown” and “sleep”?

After my "firmware lost the hibernation information of my Windows 7 computer" I have fixed everything except the problem that the computer now will not shut off. If I choose "shut down", it shuts ...
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Can I restart a PC remotely if it is unreachable (down)?

We have a warewulf cluster of about 20 nodes being standard PC boxes (I believe ATX, 4-year old) w/o hard drives - they boot from master machine via LAN. Some of the nodes tend to crash and we ...
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Windows 7 won't restart properly

Restarting my computer via Windows 7 will turn off windows and the screen will go black and remain black. Whenever I restart and I get to the black screen, I have to force shutdown or force restart ...
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Program to restart a process when files in a directory change (Windows)

I'm looking for a Windows program that will kill and restart a process when a change is made to some files in a directory. Does anyone know of one?
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Lotus Notes 8 Client - Client will not reload after crash

Lotus Notes 8 Client crashes and the user is unable to restart the app without a reboot. I see from the forums that programs such as zapnotes and notesnkill have existed for older versions of the ...
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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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Troubleshooting desktop PC not booting if network and USB ports are connected

My current desktop machine is composed by: Intel q6600 Gigabyte EP43-DSL3 4GB DDR3 2HD S-ATA 750MB Seagate DVD-RW S-ATA Keyboard, webcam, headphones and the usual stuff connected to the USB ports. ...
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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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Why does my PC restart after logon or at the welcome screen?

I have the issue of the Vista rebooting everytime I get into Welcome login screen. I see a continous disk activity and then after a moment reboots. I can login within that time. However, I cannot do ...
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Laptop logging out of window manager a few minutes after boot up and login

I have a troubling issue. I log into Linux Mint 9 (fully up-to-date) on my Samsung Q320 laptop with power connected and after a few minutes it seems like the entire X session dies, I am logged out, ...
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vs [Shutdown + Start] [duplicate]

Possible Duplicates: how does reboot work ? WinXP: Difference between Log Off and Restart Is there any difference in the way restart and shutdown + start are handled by a machine? If it ...
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WindowsXP won't start on my COMPAQ Presario - restarting help

Help my windows xp is dying all of a sudden. When I start it in normal mode - I get as far as the windows loading screen. Then for a split microsecond teh blue screen of death shows up and the system ...
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How to cancel a restart in Mac OS X 10.6

When I hit restart, after a second or two, everything closes and the machine restarts. But sometimes, within that second I realize that I really didn't want restart just then. How can I stop the ...
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Why do I need restart computer after installing new software?

Why is it sometimes that I need to restart my computer after installing new software and at other times I don't? Is there any reason why it needs this reboot or why it's not always one way or the ...
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Why would I need a reboot after installing? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Why do I need restart computer after installing new software? That is to say, what might installing an application do such that it might require a reboot? Corollary ...
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Windows Wont Boot After Power Outage?

I have a computer that I was installing Service Pack 3 on, and then someone drove into a power pole and took out my power. Now my computer will not boot into Windows, it goes to the loading screen ...
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System restarting after pressing scan on rootkit revealer

My pc is affected with sality virus and after lot of investigation i could get to permanently enable regedit and taskmanager and clean infected files. But i wanted to remove it from the core so i used ...
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My computer won't start because it keeps restarting

My computer suddenly doesn't start today (last used it last week). When start it up, it was up for a few seconds, and then it restarts itself. This happens again and again. There is no beep at all. ...
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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 shell, keep task alive for specified time

I am looking for a tool to keep a task alive (restarting if necessary) for a specified amount of time (in seconds), and then kill it and stop. For example: keep_for 3600 rsync foo bar:faz should for ...
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How do you shutdown or restart a Windows computer over a Remote Desktop connection?

When I connect to my Windows 7 desktop computer via Remote Desktop (MSTSC.exe), the options under the Start Menu are "Log Off" (the default), "Lock", and "Disconnect". How do I restart (or shutdown)?
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Unusual Restart

I am currently running Windows XP Professional on my computer. My configuration is Intel Dual Core 3.00 GHz, 512 MB RAM, 160 GB HDD. Sometimes, the computer just restarts without any particular ...
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How to shut down the computer without the update on Windows 7?

Sometimes when my Win 7 machine has programs that crashed, maybe Firefox, or IE, I would like to shut down the computer without installing any Windows update. That's because I worry that if IE or ...
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Windows XP restarting repeatedly after a fresh restore

I don't normally deal with Windows but someone wanted me to fix their computer with Windows XP on it. It was just restarting every time it tried to boot. It would not go into safe mode, the result was ...
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Firefox restarting problem

I'm using Firefox 3.0.13 in Ubuntu 8.10 and I have a problem that it suddenly disables the back, forward, refresh, stop options. After updating Firefox using following commands sudo apt-get update ...
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How do I restart Linux (Ubuntu) from the command-line?

Because of my problem with mouse-clicks being ignored in Ubuntu, I want to restart from the command-line. (I have an open Terminal, and the keyboard is not ignored.) How do I restart a computer ...
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Ubutnu 9.10 samba after restart

I have one drive that automatically mounts on boot, I have shared it and that works, but after restart the share no longer works, but the drive mounts. Ubuntu thinks it shared with the share icon ...
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Disable prompts to Restart after Windows Update on XP Home

All of the users on a single Windows XP Home machine want the 10-minute "you need to restart" dialogs to go away, as this machine is running LONG running jobs that cannot withstand a reboot for ...
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Automatically restart a Unix job if it goes down?

I have a job that I would like to "daemonize" on Unix: I want it to come up when the computer boots, and I want it to restart if it goes down. A simple way to do this is to setup a cronjob that runs ...
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Stop crashing program from automatically restarting

I'm running Visual Studio 2008 on Windows 2008 Server R2. It often crashes when I quit. Once Windows has checked for problems the app then automatically restarts which is not what I want, when I'm ...
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What can I do to preserve tabs when restarting Firefox?

In the Add-ons window, if I enable/disable an Extension, a yellow bar with a "Restart Firefox" button appears. This tells me "Firefox will try to restore your tabs and Windows when it restarts." I ...
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Windows XP restarts itself suddenly

My computer (Windows XP sp3) gets stuck suddenly and restarts itself. When Windows loads I get the following message: error Signature: BCCode : 100000d1 BCP1 : 0000674B BCP2 : ...
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System Restart menu with no keyboard

How do I get round this? I fired up my other PC this morning, having hibernated it. The 'Restoring state' screen appeared, the progress bar at the bottom ran across the screen, and then nothing. I ...
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Boot Camp: is it possible to restart directly to Windows from Mac OS X?

With the Boot Camp tools installed on Windows, there's an option for rebooting directly to Mac OS ("Restart in Mac OS X" from Boot Camp system tray item). But is this possible in the opposite ...
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Black screen after Windows startup

OK, here is a problem I've been struggling with all day. My computer was working fine until I recently unplugged one of the monitor cables to use for another computer. After I plugged it back, ever ...
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blue screen right after new xp install

I just installed XP sp3 on my desktop machine. The installing process worked, but now when i try to start the system, after the windows loads it restarts itself. How can I detect the reason of this ...