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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How to *disable* automatic reboots in Windows 10?

Windows 10 lets you 'schedule' a reboot for later. I want to disable it. Evidently Windows scheduled itself for a reboot last night when I wasn't looking and just closed everything I had been working on the night before. I reboot on the regular; I…
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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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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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What exactly does the Avast "remind me next century" option actually do?

When Avast needs to restart your computer after a program update, it provides an option to remind you "next century": Based on anecdotal responses to it that I've come across, it definitely doesn't wait an actual century, so just what exactly does…
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Shortcut to shutdown or restart Windows 10 or 11 in less than three keystrokes

On Windows XP we had Win , U + U On Windows 7 we had Win , Right cursor + Enter I never had Windows 8, so I am not sure what the shortcut is/was. There is Alt+F4 and then Enter, but this only works from the desktop. I would like to do this from any…
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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 store, I need to be able to quickly restart it on my…
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Remotely turning on or rebooting a frozen computer

I use a remote desktop program (usually Microsoft's Remote Desktop) to connect to a Windows machine everyday. The remote computer has a fixed IP address, and if the computer is on and responsive, I can access it and even reboot the computer remotely…
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Restart Ubuntu sound processes via command line

I tried to hibernate Ubuntu (which fails, but thats another issue) and resumed my system. After this, the sound doesn't get played. What command can/should I run to restart the ubuntu sound system.
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How urgent is a *** System restart required *** for security?

To learn a bit of server administration I've set up a simple Ubuntu 14.04 server on which I run a personal website. I've set it to automatically install security updates, but leave out the other updates. This seems to work pretty fine. Occasionally…
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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 direction? In other words, instead of the procedure 1)…
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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 running Linux (or more specifically Ubuntu) from the…
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Why does Windows 10 show "Resume from Hibernation" on every boot though it was shutdown properly?

What I found in the event log is some information that apparently the system was reactivated from standby mode, but I definitely shut the system down regularly. This happens all the time. What is it, some faulty ACPI config?
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Unable to shutdown / reboot my Debian 10 server

I'm trying to reboot my Debian 10 server but all I get is command not found. I've tried: shutdown reboot restart poweroff but nothing works. I found this thread but when I try to run any of this with sudo I get bash: sudo: command not found. At 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 other?
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Restoring open software after a restart event in windows

I find that at the end of a long day, I sometimes have a large number of programs running. All which I will need to use tomorrow. Normally, this isn't an issue, I can simply lock the machine and come back tomorrow. My problem arrises when windows…
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