What Does Soft Reboot Mean?
A soft reboot is an action that uses a software to restart a computer without removing the computer’s power.
Also known as a soft boot.
Techopedia Explains Soft Reboot
There are two ways to do soft reboot on Windows:
- Ctrl + Alt + Delete key combination and
- Selecting “Shut Down” or “Restart” from the start menu.
In theory, a soft reboot should generally be OK. As any experienced network admin will tell you, for whatever reason, hard reboots are often necessary.