Questions tagged [reboot]

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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Computer sometimes cuts power during restart [closed]

What would you do to troubleshoot this? Booting my system requires unlocking the drive (OPAL SED w/PBA), then restarting. If the computer (more specifically the drive) loses power during the restart, ...
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I have just replaced my m/ board, cpu and fitted new ram.The only thing that comes on is my mouse nothing else.Mark [closed]

I have removed all hdd’s, checked ram figment and still nothing.Screen and k/board don’t come on.
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My laptop does strange behaviors, what could be the reason?

I bought a used laptop and it doesn't shutdown. It only restarts. I mean after shutting it down it powers on automatically and immediately. If I'm on windows (after booting into windows), I have to ...
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How to restart a remote Windows desktop when start menu is disabled?

I am working remotely via the Windows Remote Desktop app. The start menu on the remote desktop has become non-responsive. (I can't get a look at the calendar or the notifications either. But all ...
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Windows server 2016: How to remove only shutdown button in start menu

I want to remove only the Shutdown button from the Start menu, and leave the Disconnect and restart button as is. I have tried the following but it is not working. open regedit and go to: ...
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How to get Windows 10 to execute a shutdown script prior to the “closing X apps and restarting screen”?

The problem I have is that I have an application (steamVR) that refuses to shut down when it receives a shutdown signal. It instead brings up a popup "critical error" message and a second "are you ...
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Computer reboots randomly. Sometimes once, sometimes cyclical

I was trying to patch up my old unit before giving it to my younger brother, and found that it kept restarting, the cause of which I can't figure out. Specs OS: Pop_OS 18.* MB: Gigabyte AM3+ ...
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Restart Computers and Send a Log

I am in need of assistance. I'm trying to make a batch file to restart computers on my network and send a log of what computers successfully restarted and what computers were not. I know to restart ...
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How to prevent apps from being restored after reboot? [duplicate]

Using Windows 10 LTSB (Build 17763.1098). Say I have Google Chrome running and click Start → Power → Restart. The PC shuts down and restarts as expected. After log in, the deskop is ...
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Boot looping from usb

I just build a new pc and everytime i try to boot from the usb to install windows 10 it reboots. The motherboard im using is the ASRock x570 taichi with a ryzen 9 3900x cpu. I have tried enabling csm, ...
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How to remove/stop every kind of reboot task from Windows?

My computer automatically restarts itself at random times, it may happen 1 to 3 times each time I use it, sometimes it restarts itself even at a very early moment when I want just turned it on and ...
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Linx 1020 tablet on Windows 10 not restarting or installing updates

I have a Linx 1020 tablet, running Windows 10. It has the following problems (which I assume are related): Powering the tablet on can require holding down the power button for ten seconds or more, ...
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Computer won’t start after blue screen fix

I got the “Page Fault In Nonpaged Area' Error” blue screen code and decided to google fixes for it as it was the second time I had gotten it. I followed the first two instructions on this guide, the ...
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What is the difference between a “sudo reboot” command and a “ipmitool power reset” command?

From what I can find online sudo reboot and ipmitool power reset are warm reboot commands Are there actually any differences between these two or are they just the same thing with a different method ...
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pc starts rebooting when i try to boot from pen drive

I have windows 10 32-bit and want to change to Windows 10 64-bit. I already transfer the windows 10 64-bit to my pen drive using the steps in windows page. I enter bios and select boot from usb but ...
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Acer Aspire 9410 reboots whenever a program is started

I'm a comp tech and I'm stumped, doesn't happen very often but I'm stumped! I have an aspire 9410 4441. Upgraded OS to windows 7 Ultimate, have 2gb ram. The cmos battery is shot, I have to reset the ...
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My windows 10 asus laptop won’t start up or reset. Not enough space on disk

My asus rog laptop won’t start up, just goes to the blue screen with the many ways of repairing it. Tried everything including hard reset and safe mode and I keep getting the same error: not enough ...
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Windows computer restarts several times after power on

The PC runs normally Windows 10 system for years till last week. Now every time I turn the power on, it will reboot after about 3 secs and repeat this for 3~5 times before it finally boots into the ...
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Proxmox Reboots by itself

I'm running Proxmox Virtual Environment 6.0-7 All machines are LXC Containers (14 atm) Load is usually never over 2, and I got 16 cores. Disks are two 1TB SSD disks and one extra HDD disk for backup ...
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WSL processes consuming my CPU

Sorry in advance for the long post, I am very desperate for help and all info I think is helpful has been provided. Main Issue: WSL processes are going crazy and I don't know why. Here is an ...
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GUI restart vs. CLI reboot

I previously thought that clicking on the GUI restart button calls on /sbin/reboot the same way sudo reboot works. However, I now realize that CLI reboot requires sudo but GUI restart does not. Is ...
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How to prevent Firefox from asking if we really want to quit?

When I close my MacMini. A popup is displayed by Firefox "You are about to close 15 tabs, are you sure?..." How to avoid having this and shutting down the computer without any confirmation? Thanks. ...
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Why does Win10 appear to reboot after overnight sleep, and how to stop this behavior?

Running Win10 on a Macbook Pro 2018 via Boot Camp. When I leave my laptop plugged in to sleep overnight, I don't have to hit the power button to turn it back on, however the Windows boot logo appears ...
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Window 10 pc takes 3 times to reboot

This is a goofy issue and I'm not sure how to diagnose / fix it. On the occasion I need to restart my pc, this is how it has to go start button > power > restart 1) computer reboots to black screen ...
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Can I be certain it is the GPU causing issues with my PC?

Recently my PC has been randomly restarting. Sometimes it just restarts automatically, other times it just sort of dies, leaving a black screen. Nothing I can do seems to be able to restore it other ...
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USB Microphone has no sound input on boot/wake, have to unplug and replug USB

I have tried searching for similar issues but have not had much luck with solutions. Whether on boot after a restart or wake after sleep, the USB microphone will not send any sound unless I unplug ...
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Linux freezes on reboot. Requires BIOS change to windows8 from win7

I use an Intel celeron J1900 based Nano-itx board (http://www.qotom.net/product/17.html ) which runs ubuntu linux. When reboot command is typed on console, the system freezes after few seconds. The ...
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Does starting Windows 7 check for updates?

Does loading Windows 7 automatically check for Windows updates? I am experiencing trouble with the "Check for updates" feature, which I will explain in a new question if the issue persists, but have ...
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Random reboots after GFX upgrade. Power issues?

I upgraded my GFX from GeForce GTX 560 to GTX 770. The system booted fine, drivers were installed, but after a while it rebooted. Just before the reboot, I also noticed my second (mechanical) HDD was ...
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Remotely turning on or rebooting a frozen computer in 2019

Since the last thread about that was written in 2011 and no update appeared and I am too new to answer (1 rep. point) I am forced to write a new post since I am still facing a similar challenge in ...
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Laptop keeps restarting

I switched the internal graphics device to disabled or enabled, I cant remember which one, but then laptop just keeps restarting and seems to be dead! I cleared the CMOS and started again but it made ...
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unexpected store exception at every start

My girlfriend just bought a brand new Acer Swift 3 SF314-57 and she is getting an unexpected store exception at every reboot or new start. Sometimes even after waking up the computer. This might be ...
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How can I get all the benefits of restarting my computer without actually rebooting it?

There are a lot of different reasons why a reboot would be beneficial for the system (like flushing RAM), and all the applications that might be running for a while. However, if we wanted to get to a ...
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Replacing Ubuntu w/ Win10 using USB - Can't Boot from Win10USB @ Asus Laptop

Summary: I can't boot a Win10 installation USB from my Asus Vivobook Laptop with Ubuntu Linux currently installed. I have a new Asus VivoBook 14 that came stock with Windows on it. Out of the box, I ...
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Power supply troubles/ want to buy another one

The thing is my pc restarts by itself (mostly one-time per run(sometimes twice)). The most common situation for it to restart is when I play games(pretty much every game). Sometimes it restarts at the ...
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Win 10 Enterprise hangs on reboot, but shuts down within 2 seconds

Recently, I can't seem to restart properly anymore. Upon restart, it hangs on the "Restarting" screen with the spinning dots for ~5-10 minutes before the usual restart process happens. My mice still ...
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Windows keeps restarting

I recently tried to get into the windows insider program . After I chose ' Release Preview ' Ring windows started restarting after every two to three minutes . I have a good stable internet connection ...
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Windows updates: Restart instead of the requested Shutdown?

I often hibernate my laptop. Sometimes, I see the Hibernate button turn yellow and show "Shutdown!", which means that there are important updates that will be installed. I then initiate a lengthy ...
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Computer randomly shuts down and displays blinking screen

I am having issues with my PC. It randomly shuts down and screen starts blinking. It happens completely randomly and I didn't notice any pattern. Sometimes it might work properly for a week and ...
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Why does my system only boot after full power down?

I have Fedora 30 (upgraded over time starting from 28) and after the recent upgrade from 29 to 30, the system no longer works after a reboot, only after a full power down. What happens when I reboot (...
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Laptop will not power on normally if shutdown but can restart

I have an issue with my Asus laptop, I am able to restart the laptop, however, when I completely shutdown the laptop it is unable to turn on. I have: Re-seated the battery Taken the battery out and ...
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Catalina requires a reboot in order to function properly again

After a certain time using my MacBook I get an alert when opening new applications (both native and third-party). The Application "Photos" can't be opened The only option I then have is to reboot ...
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How to restart a windows program based on repeated errors in it's log file

how would one approach to automatically restart a windows software on repeated error messages that it writes to a log file in it's directory? I looked at numerous software products like wintail, ...
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Constant reboots. Did I break second PSU in two weeks?

I have had some bad luck with my newly built PC which I have only had for two weeks. It worked fine for the first week. Then, at some random moment (it was not under any heavy load) it rebooted, and ...
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How to find cause of 'Unexpected' Windows restarts

For roughly the last 3 months, nearly every night my Windows 10 64-bit Enterprise (1803) work computer is restarting. It is a 1 year old Dell Laptop, plugged into a 1 year old UPS. It works through ...
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AMD FX-6300 no reboot from UEFI and OS but fine first POST

I have recently converted my Gaming PC into a home server that I am looking to host a website on. For that, I put my motherboard (Asrock Extreme3 990FX) with my AMD FX-6300 into a new case and ...
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Windows 7 Logon Screen: Change Shutoff Button to Restart Button

Yes, I know Windows 7 support is ending really soon and there are plans to convert to Windows 10. However, in the meantime, I would still like to do this. On the login screen, there is a button to ...
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PC stuck in an infinite BSOD/Reboot loop

Everything started when I was playing Overwatch yesterday afternoon. During a game, the image froze and sound was looping indefinitely. So I restarted my computer, and got a BSOD on startup : ...
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How to set “Restart options” on Windows Server 2019 when it blocks me saying, “Some settings are managed by your organization”?

A Windows Update requires a reboot on my Windows Server 2019 Azure VM, so I want to schedule my restart for a particular time (5am) when people won't be working via RDP on this busy application server....
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Microsoft Visual C++ 2017 installer forces automatic reboot

We produce a Windows application the installs Microsoft Visual C++ 2017 Redistributable (x86) 14.16.27033. On a Windows 10 computer, after the Visual C++ 2017 library install completes, a window pops ...

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