Computers are designed to run endlessly but there are some cases where they need to rebooted properly. The rebooting term comes from a boot where boot means starting the computer. The reboot term means restarting the computer first stopping and then starting. There are different ways to reboot or restart computers. In this tutorial, we explain how to reboot and restart computer via
Power Button ,
Start Menu or
Command Line Interface .
Reboot Computer via Power Button
Computers or PC contains the
Power Button in order to start, shutdown and restart. The power button generall located on the near the screen in laptops and middle of the case for desktop computers. First press the Power button for 1-2 seconds which shutdowns the computer in a normal way. After the computer is completely shutdown press 1-2 seconds to the power button which starts or boot the computer.
Reboot Computer via Start Menu
Windows and Linux operating systems provides the
Start Menu or similar menu in order to provide shortcuts to the applications, tools or computer management.
- First, click on the Start menu button like below. This opens the Start Menu.
- There click on the
- In the Power menu click to the
In Linux operating systems there are different desktop environments. So there are different desktop and start menu designs but in general, they provide a similar experience to reboot or start the computer.
- First click to the power button in the right upper corner in the Ubuntu desktop.
- There click to the
Power Off/Log Outlike below.
- The las step is click to the
Reboot Computer via Shutdown Command
Another way to reboot or start a computer is using the command line interface. In Windows operating systems the
shutdown command can be uesd in order to reboot computer.
> shutdown -r
In Linux distributions like Ubuntu, Mint, Debian, CentOS, RHEL etc. the
reboot command can be used to reboot and restart the computer.