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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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“Controlvault firmware upgrade finished Restart computer” at every power-up

Windows 7, Dell Latitude computer, new hard drive, new Windows install. After every power-up (reboot) the taskbar shows: Controlvault firmware upgrade finished Restart computer and disappears ...
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Can't shutdown Windows 10 after a clean install

I had to reinstall Windows 10 a few months ago and am currently on v1809. For whatever reason, I cannot shutdown my computer. Everytime I do, it restarts. I'm sporting an Intel Core i7 4770K on a Z87 ...
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Windows 10 stuck in a loop on Restarting screen everytime, clicking goes all black with cursor

After a Windows 10 update, my computer, every time I restart, will stay in a restarting loop. It will never change. It will stay like this for days, animating. Restarting Screen Oddly, if I ever ...
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cant ssh to vps after vnc installation & reboot

I am creating a new VPS and connecting to it via SSH, then installing VNC. I can connect VNC port via my local PC and use it without any problem. However, when I restart the VPS server I can not ...
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My HP computer desktop turns black with only mouse cursor shown

I have an HP desktop which was working properly until the following happens: It loaded normally as shown in the image showing the Windows logo with the loading dots. The the screen turns black and ...
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High Memory usage (before computer restart) on windows 10 -previously solved now reoccurring

When I turn on my PC (Windows 10, 16GB RAM) after having been shut down (usually overnight), the RAM usage is unusually high. As a little background, within the last couple weeks I had an issue where ...
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Will enabling the debug shell affect the systemd shutdown sequence?

I'm troubleshooting an issue where CentOS stops at "Reached target Shutdown" when I issue a reboot command. In other words the system does not reboot but remains as is after printing the mentioned ...
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Restore Windows 10 Partition on every boot to previously defined state

we, a non profit youth center, are running a view windows 10 Pro computers on which the kids can play and research. Because of the limited time of the volunteers to maintain these computers, we are ...
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PC randomly restarts when not loaded (no BSOD)

The problem PC randomly restarts when lightly loaded (doesn't even need to boot into OS, sometimes restarts while in UEFI). Give it something to do and boom, no problem. Currently running Prime95 on ...
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Reboot or shutdown?

I have the following problem: I need to know when the PC start, if the computer has started up after being turned off (cold start), or if the computer has simply been restarted (hot start). Through a ...
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How to exactly see the reason of Windows shutdown/hang/reboot? [closed]

PC (Windows 10) reboots randomly (and all temperatures are within normal limits, so it's not because overheat). Is there a way to see what exactly caused it?
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Pc restarts and shutdown at various indefinite times

One day my PC just started shutting down without an error message or anything. So I looked in the event viewer for here came the ID 41 to the vorschein. Without thinking I changed the PSU the problem ...
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Windows 10: High disk activity on external disk during reboot - How do I find the cause?

When I reboot my computer, it gets stuck on the "restarting" spinning wheel for about 10-12 minutes before it finally soft-reboots or shuts down. During this time, my external hard-drive is going ...
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Restarting my PC more than once will hurt my SSD & other componets?

Does anyone know if I restart my PC once, twice, or even more in one day hurt my SSD and shorten the lifespan of it just like how it may shorten the life of an HDD since it puts stress on the moving ...
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Can't Switch from Windows 7 to MacOs by holding option key when restarting

i cant switch to OsX from windows 7 by pressing the option key when restarting. It worked earlier but then it suddenly stopped working. Does anyone have a fix for this? Thanks.
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How to switch from Linux (Ubuntu 18.04) to Windows and vice versa without closing applications and losing data?

I'm using Ubuntu 18.04 and Windows 10 on my laptop (Samsung 9 Always). I'm switching back and forth between the two OSs. I became to wonder if I can save all the open applications and data before ...
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Computer in infinite reboot loop after removing Linux?

I just removed Linux from my laptop, by deleting its folders ("deepin" and "ubuntu") from the UEFI directory. After that, I tried rebooting, but now it's stuck in a boot loop. The Lenovo logo pops on ...
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Can windows reboot command shutdown /r /t 0 link to command reboot?

I know we can reboot windows with shutdown /r /t 0 command, but is there any way to restart just running reboot on Run?
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What is the proper way to to automatically reboot a Windows Server? [closed]

I started this little venture maybe 15-20 years ago. All Windows Servers need to be rebooted every other week to keep them running right. I started out using a little utility called "Power Off" to ...
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Disabled Mouse/Keyboard on Win10 ASUS Mobo, due to removing ASUS program files

I've been attempting to fix my fan control service, broken since Jan. I have a new installation of AI Suite III, from ASUS to install over an older version. In attempting to cleanup old files and ...
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PC restarting itself, even when idle

I had problem with random restarts for a long time but sometimes everything works fine while other times the pc randomly reboots every couple of minutes. Today I changed hdd for SSD and I noticed that ...
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Windows 10 HP Laptop 15-bs1xx crazy and almost scary glitch

I was using my computer when out of the blue, the entire screen was replaced with rapidly changing rectangles of color accomponied with extremely loud screetching sound. The computer then restarted ...
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Computer keeps restarting in the welcome screen in an infinite loop on windows 10

I went to reset my network because of internet issues I had, and it told me if I remember correctly that the computer would be restarted in about 5 minutes. I had no patience and so I've restarted it ...
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Computer restarting randomly

For the last couple of days Windows 10 restarts randomly after every couple of minutes. Sometimes it gets into a loop and restarts again before even completing the previous start up. I have ...
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Sudden ssh connection loss on Amazon Linux

Periodically the ssh connection with amazon linux gets stuck and I can not connect anymore. Having to restart the instance ec2 for the connection to return to normal. This is not an idle connection. ...
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What is wrong with PSU that fails to restart a PC after shutdown?

So the problem is with the PSU unit of the PC, which doesn't start the PC correctly after it's been shut down. If I shut it down in Windows, it powers off correctly, but after pressing the power on ...
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Finding out IP what made last reboot on Linux

Hello there I'm trying to find out who made last reboot on my server. I know commands last reboot | head -1 and last -d reboot but they don't show IP from what client IP it was done. I have Linux ...
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Video card not always detected

I have this problem since I got a new video card, where the computer does not always detect the card and switches over to the onboard video instead. This only happens when I do a cold boot. It does ...
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How can I completely, forcibly disable any kind of auto-restart in Windows 10? [duplicate]

I know there have been many topics about this, and believe me, I've already read dozens of them, as well as following numerous guides like this one, but no matter what I do, my Windows 10 still keeps ...
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Restart immediately after installing Windows updates, regardless of active hours

Let's say I have a major update for Windows 10, e.g. the feature update to version 1803 or perhaps a larger monthly cumulative update. I want to leave the update running unattended after I start it, ...
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Cannot Lock, Shutdown, Or Reboot Windows 10

I have no idea how to reproduce this but this has happened several times over the last few weeks and now twice today. ctrl+alt+delete does nothing Start Menu -> Power -> Shutdown does nothing Start ...
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Forced reboot/update on Windows 10

I'm having a nightmarish life due to windows policy change where I can't delay the automatic update. The symptom I'm having is that I leave my station for few moment only to come back to find that ...
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Stopping automatic restarts - windows 10

I perform data acquisition over long periods (months). Auto restart after a windows update closes the data acquisition software and therefore stops the data acquisition. How can I prevent these ...
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Windows Shutdown option not working, instead showing power failure

Last week, My system got some virus and i overcame that by following some youtube videos. And it involves some registry editing. Now when I shut down the computer using "shutdown" option or "logout" ...
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Windows 10 reboots instead of going to sleep

During the last week, my Win10 machine started to work weirdly. I've two main issues: When I open the start menu, and click to Sleep in Power, the OS restarts (the Shut down and Restart options work ...
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Allow non-admins to reboot remote computer

Description of Problem We have some kiosks (running Windows 7) at some of our stores that have software on them that error out occasionally. The fix is to simply reboot these kiosks and they work ...
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Dell T3600 only boots after entering and exiting the BIOS

I got an old Dell T3400 from an closing office a few days ago without a HDD. So I grabbed a 160GB hard disk from my old Laptop and installed Windows 10 on it. It works very well without any issues. ...
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Cannot boot to Windows 10 after hibernating

After I put Windows to hibernate mode. Next time I turn on Windows, my laptop continously restart when it begin booting in Windows (it stop at BIOS screen). I tried to set up a new OS: Ubuntu and I ...
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Desktop random restarting?

conditions: Desktop restart (never shuts down) randomly, or when starting a heavy task like 3D rendering. Usually after the restart i can access the system after the restart. but sometimes it get ...
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Memory Management stop BSOD

Just now my PC (which runs windows 10 ) experienced a memory management error where it ran (headfirst) into a BSOD. and restarted after the 'we will restart when we are done collecting info' screen. ...
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Windows 10 is rebooting against my explicit will in order to install updates

My Windows 10 Professional (version 1709, build 16299.214) has repeatedly restarted itself in the past in order to install updates. I've set group policies to prevent this, however the system seems to ...
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Is there a way to restart mac without reopen all apps via terminal?

I'm familiar with $ sudo shutdown -r now but I wonder is there a way to restart without reopen all apps?
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The Computer freezes or reboot after installing an off board graphics card

I have a server motherboard (Supermicro X9dri-f). The problem is when I install an off board (external graphics card) to one of the PCI-E x16, the computer boots to windows desktop but after 3-4mins ...
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Computer restarts itself everyday with a short notice and no postpone option (Windows 7) [closed]

Between 4pm and 5pm everyday, my Windows 7 desktop computer restarts itself after the warnings below. It's an enterprise company. IT Team tried a few things but none of them worked so far. They are ...
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How to use “crontab -e” to automatically execute a command when CentOS has started up?

I want to execute a command as cd /var/www/html/redmine && bundle exec rails server webrick -e production -b 192.168.1.109 & I have edited the crontab -e as @reboot cd /var/www/...
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Ubuntu purple screen on boot and random freezes

I have dual boot Windows 10 and Ubuntu 16.04 LTS on my Thinkpad. Recently I am experiencing strange issues on my laptop. I'll list the issues. I have experienced all of them in past 2 weeks. With ...
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Computer restarts randomly - all parts A/B tested

Brief Intro: Computer, one fine day, started randomly restarting. No pattern seen. Occurs anywhere between 1 to 8-9 times a day, usually 2-5. Can go 2-3 days between occurrences. Restart does not ...
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Achieve same boot speed as when battery is depleted

Most laptops “switch off” when the battery goes down below 7% and then once you plug back power to it and turn it on it loads extremely fast in a few seconds as compared to normal boots. I was ...
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Saved file become full of nulls after restart

We've encountered weird situtaion, at work, several times in the last few months. After restarting the computer - some of the latest saved files became full of nulls. The size is correct and ...
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Hardware Errors on Freshly Upgraded Computer

I installed a few days ago a new motherboard, CPU and RAM in my computer, practically building it anew. The operating system I installed is openSUSE. After that my PC doesn't come back from suspend ...