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How to Reboot Your Computer System & The Server As Well?

Rebooting your Windows computer system and server is a common solution for resolving temporary system issues. You might also need to reboot your system to implement a Windows Update or apply changes to the registry.

Methods to Reboot Your Computer

The following are different methods to reboot your computer:

1. Restarting Windows via the Start Menu

To reboot through the Start menu, follow these steps:

Step 1: Launch the Start menu. Click Start icon on the taskbar or press the Windows key.

Step 2: Click on the Power icon at the bottom right corner.

Step 3: Choose Restart from the menu that appears.

Your PC will start rebooting.

2. Restarting Windows Using the Power User Menu

The Windows Power User menu offers quick access to some of the most crucial features and utilities. It also allows you to restart or shut down your Windows PC.

To reboot Windows using the Power User menu:

Step 1: Access the Power User menu by right-clicking on the Start icon or using the Win + X keyboard shortcut.

Step 2: Choose Shut down > Restart.

Your PC will reboot immediately.

3. Using the Ctrl + Alt + Delete Menu to Restart Windows

You can also reboot your Windows PC through the Ctrl + Alt + Delete menu. This is likely your best option if the Start menu is not functioning.

Step 1: Press Ctrl + Alt + Delete to launch the options screen. 

Step 2: Click on the power icon

Step 3: Select Restart from the list. 

Your PC will reboot immediately.

4. Restarting Windows With the Alt + F4 Shortcut

You can also easily reboot your PC by accessing the Shut Down Windows dialog box. To accomplish this, complete the following steps:

Step 1: Press Alt + F4 to launch the Shut Down Windows dialog.

Step 2: From the drop-down menu, select Restart and click OK.

In addition to the above, you can also use the Shut Down Windows dialog to put your PC to sleep, shut it down, or hibernate it.

How to Reboot Your Windows Computer Server?

Typically, users interact with local or remote Windows systems through a Graphical User Interface (GUI). However, there are instances where the system restart button may not be available in the GUI. In such cases, the command line can be used to reboot the server. 

Commands for Rebooting a Windows Server

The /r switch can be used with the shutdown command to reboot a Windows server from the command line. Here are several examples of how to restart Windows systems using the command line:

1. To restart a Windows server, use the following command: shutdown /r

2. To force a local system to restart and close running applications, use the /f command line switch: shutdown /r /f

3. To restart a remote system, specify the system hostname with the /m command line switch: shutdown /r /f /m \\REMOTE-PC

4. To add a comment as the reason for rebooting the system, use the /c command line switch: shutdown /r /f /m \\REMOTE-PC /c “Post Installing Software”

By : December 22, 2023
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