Re: Diff. between Shutdown and Restart



Bob I
07-10-2005, 12:22 AM
The "reset" is a hardware system, some pc's will have a small button on
the front that applies a short across the motherboard reset connectors
to re-initialize the motherboard and its components. Since it's a
hardware initiated processed any "software programs", processes and open
files are not given any consideration but just "dumped". This is useful
when the operating system or driver malfunction has completely locked up
the PC. The PC will then attempt to boot back up.

A "restart" on the other hand, is software/operating initiated
procedure, the system will close programs and files, stop processes and
then shutdown with reboot set. This is used when installing system
updates, hardware, drivers and programs that require a reboot to
initialize them before use.


Don Schmidt wrote:

> OK I'll bite. What is the difference between Reset and Restart?
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Re: Diff. between Shutdown and Restart