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

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When I am prompted to restart after uninstalling software, is a shutdown okay too?

When I'm uninstalling an application it says that I should either restart the computer now, or manually restart later. Will it make any difference if I shut down the computer instead? What's the ...
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Why does my computer take an abnormally long time to shut down?

I am booting Windows 8.1 Professional 64-bit off an SSD (specifically, a 128GB ADATA SP900), and while it boots up incredibly fast, it also takes an obscenely long time to shut-down. The time to go ...
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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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My computer doesn't start up but just restarts

I worked on my PC last night and it was fine. Now when I turn it on, it beeps three times and just restarts over restart. It even doesn't show the motherboard screen but just restarts. What is the ...
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Mac always restarting after reboot

I created an AppleScript to restart my Mac: tell application "System Events" restart end tell I put this script into Calendar.app and set it to start at 7.00. When I put script into calendar and ...
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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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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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File and print sharing disabled after each reboot

I have an XP Pro SP3 fully patched, T60 notebook with recent install of the OS, all drivers present and updated. It is set up with local home network. In my Local area connection properties, the ...
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What is the main difference between reboot and restart of a machine

What is the major difference between reboot and restart of operating system? Is it just terminologies? Any technical background process evolving around during reboot and restart of operating system?
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Computer restarts itself when I'm playing certain games

I have been having this problem the past 2 days, and I still am at a loss. I have not changed anything hardware-side in my computer, so I don't think it's got to do with a crappy CPU or RAM or ...
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Restart without shutdown on Windows

Is there a way to restart without shutting down first on Windows? On Linux this is possible using kexec and serves to minimize downtime. What happens is that one does not pass through the bootloader ...
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Windows 8 Restarts Twice On Boot

I recently updated my computer from windows 8 to windows 8.1 and it has been working perfectly. Nothing has been wrong with it and then all of a sudden it began to restart on boot, two times in a row, ...
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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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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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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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Windows server restart / shut down

Can any one tell me how to disable the popup that reads: "Choose a reason that best describes why you want to shut down this computer" on windows Server 2012? This consistently comes up whenever i ...
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Laptop won't stop restarting, never fully loads windows

I recently restarted my computer, and it loads to the 'starting windows' page, then shows a grey page, goes blank, and restarts. It has been continuing this process non-stop. I have tried loading it ...
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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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My computer keeps making quick beeping noises then restarts when I try to put in new RAM

I looked every where to try and find the solution to this problem but I can't. I downloaded Watchdogs yesterday and it was kinda of laggy so I try to put some more RAM, but when I start up the ...
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Is there a way to restart in Windows 8 using fast startup?

In Windows 8 shutting down and starting up again uses the new Fast Startup feature, reducing the boot time. Restarting uses the original cold boot behavior. I work in a dual boot environment where ...
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Unable to access BIOS, computer just restarts

I've got a custom built PC with an Intel i3 processor built in. This has never happened before but all of a sudden when I go to turn on my computer, and at the splash screen when I press 'DELETE' to ...
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What could be causing multiple computers in an office to restart?

Two months ago, one of the computers in our office began to restart randomly. The restarts didn't seem to follow any pattern - the CPU temperature never fluctuated and it happened both when idle and ...
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How to automatically call sequences of 1) windows update and 2) restart until no new update found?

I found on our site this solution but that is not fully automatically - i.e. I call 1) Windows Updates, then 2) Restart, then 3) Log in, then do the boring loop 1-2-3 again and again manually. I seek ...
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Windows 8 BSOD and Restart

I have Samsung ATIV book 2 laptop with windows 8. I install a game then laptop was stuck . After I click on the restart button . Now i get a blue screen with a restarting logo. (power off is not ...
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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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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 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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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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Not able to enter bios from restart

I have an asus Sabertooth 990FX motherboard running BIOS revision 1604. I previously had to RMA it and they sent me a new one. Since then I've haven't been able to get into BIOS on restart, but from a ...
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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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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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Make Windows 7 shutdown/restart more graceful

After a few days it inevitably comes round that I need to restart my machine. (Gut feeling that things would be better after a reboot or just plain old Windows update). There's a screen that pops up ...
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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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KOBO touch will not restart [closed]

I have done a factory reset on my Kobo Touch. Now it will not restart. It cycles round the restoring screen and then a white screen that looks like it might restart and the back to the restoring ...
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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 7 only shows blank screen with wallpaper

I'm using Windows 7 Professional. After updating Windows, I tried to restart the system. When I clicked Restart, it alerted me that "There is one program to close. If you want to close it click Cancel ...
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How to get the status of 'need to be restarted' of Windows 7?

I need to get the status of the below restart-wanted icon as in the snapshot from command-line; so that I can make Windows 7 keep restarted until no such restart requirement still exists. How can I ...
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Restart CDROM service under Windows 7 x64

My laptop DELL XPS M1330 has CDROM drive (MATSHITADVD+-RW UJ-857G), unfortunately this drive sometimes is not responsive when I load CD. Loading and unloading CDs don't help. In that case I just ...
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How to keep Windows 7 restarting the PC until no `restart requirement` is required?

I cannot get new updates via Windows Update because the OS requires to restart - to finish previous/current installing stuff I guess. The restart requirement is as below snapshot. How can I make my ...
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Why Windows needs restart every time it updates when Linux don't?

Even if a smallest update of one package or security patch makes Windows need another re-start. Why ? If an anti-virus don't need it after patch update, why Windows need it after updating Secutiry ...
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Apache restarting : “Graceful restart requested, doing restart”

On a remote host I have an Apache web server running, and I noticed it has been restarted this morning, as the error log shows : [Sun Feb 16 07:56:26 2014] [notice] Graceful restart requested, ...
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How do I prevent Chrome from constantly restarting after chrome://restart command?

I attempted to restart Chrome with the chrome://restart command. Now it cycles endlessly -- shutting down the browser, restarting, trying to open up the old session, executing the restart command ...
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Show progress details when “Restarting…”/“Updating”.. on windows 8.1 [duplicate]

I've seen a tweaked version of windows 8.1 that claims it will show the user exactly what Windows is doing when it's restarting or booting or any other annoying undetermined progress. Those ...
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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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Why does iptables restart cause connectivity timeout for about a minute?

I have a centos 6.5 64bit router with 3 nics. The box is configured to route 2 networks. netA - eth1 [ about 10 clients ] netB - eth2 [ about 100 clients ] provider - eth0 [ fiber to isp ] I have a ...
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acer aspire notebook restarting frequently

Once I forcefully shut down my acer notebook several times (this happened when I tried to connect my computer to my LED tv via HDMI cable. At that time my computer was not responding). Later I tried ...
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Close and restart application with autohotkey

I need a autohotkey script that closes and restart a program immediately, for example Screamer Radio, screamer.exe. I use ^#Numpad7::run to run screamer.exe ^#Numpad7::run C:\Programmi\Screamer ...
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How does a computer restart itself?

How can a computer restart itself? After it's off, how does it tell itself to come back on again? What kind of software is it that can do this?
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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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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 ...