How to boot someone offline:


A rare question that clicks your mind when you consistently fail in a game due to cheating or unfair play. The other way, maybe when you are most probably fed up being connected with someone and want to end it all.

Well, it’s unethical but not impossible. Booting offline can help you meet your needs and it’s the most common practice these days.

Here is a detailed guide on how to go about it. Let’s begin! 

What is the booting process?

Booting is the removal of an IP address from a network. The term originates from the computer industry, where a computer needs to be rebooted to determine if the operating system is working correctly. A similar procedure can be used in the internet world, where a server that has been down for some time can be booted (removed) from a network to use its resources elsewhere.

What are the procedures for booting?

To boot a computer, you need to follow the steps below:

Power on:

When you turn on your computer, it goes through booting. Firstly, BIOS (Basic Input/Output System) starts up and executes the code that determines how to start the operating system (OS). The BIOS is a program built into your computer’s hardware that controls how it communicates with the operating system and how data is accessed.


Power on the computer goes through POST (Power on Self Test), which checks for hardware errors and configures devices.

BIOS loading:

Once the BIOS has run, it loads the OS by reading its boot sector from the hard disk drive (HDD). This sector contains information about where to find other elements needed to load the OS, such as file systems and drivers. Once this process has been completed, control passes  these files and drivers.

Operating system loading

Once these elements are loaded into memory, control passes back to the OS, which continues its startup process by loading more device drivers and programs necessary for running your computer normally. As part of this process, messages like “Loading Windows” or “Loading Linux” appear on the screen as various parts of your OS load up in sequence.

Control transfer 

The BIOS (Basic Input/Output System) boots from the motherboard’s ROM BIOS chip into memory (RAM) at the physical address FFFFFFF0H. The BIOS copies itself from ROM to RAM and begins executing at 0000000H until it reaches FFFFFF00H.

How could I boot people offline with an IP?

The best way to boot someone offline with an IP is by using a third-party tool.

Once you have a tool like Offline Editor installed, open it up and select the server in question. Now that we’ve got our server set, click the “Booting” button on the left side of the screen. Here, you can see all the current online players on that server. To boot someone offline, right-click their name and choose “Boot.”

That’s all there is to it!

How can I prevent others from booting me on an offline PS4?

Thanks to the new features in PS4 5.00, you can now do this. The process is simple:

  • Turn off your PS4 by holding down the power button for 7 seconds until the console beeps twice.
  • Press the power button and hold onto it till the time it turns on, but don’t let go yet if you see the light bar turn orange and dim (you’re in Safe Mode). If not, try again until it does.
  • Select “”Rebuild Database”” then select “”Next”” (don’t select any other options). It will take around 10 minutes or so, depending on how much stuff is on your hard drive.

You can prevent random parties, groups, and individuals from booting you off by using common sense and having a hawk-eye on these matters as they take your IP through a trap.

These connections trick you as they look normal. You should block playstation and other social networks linked to avoiding any traps.

Using a proxy VPN is an excellent way to avoid mishaps if you feel safe.

Step-by-step booting process for Windows

Booting a user from your computer is an easy way to get them off your network and stop them from accessing anything. You can use this method on a Windows computer or Mac.

Here’s how to boot someone offline on Windows:

1. Type cmd in the search box after opening the smart menu. Press Enter. Will open a command prompt window.

2. Type ipconfig /all and press Enter. You’ll see a list of information about your network adapters and IP addresses within the window that opens up — you’ll want to note these numbers for later.

3. Type ping [IP address] at the prompt and press Enter, replacing [IP address] with the actual IP address of the person you want to boot offline. You should see output like “Pinging [IP address] if they’re online.” If they’re offline, you’ll get “Pinging failed.”

4. Find the MAC address listed under Physical Address in your output — this is their unique computer ID number — and copy that down somewhere safe to use it later on when booting them offline (this step isn’t necessary if you’re using a Mac).

Bootloader for Windows

Boot;loader is a free tool that lets you boot up your Windows computer from a USB drive. The device is designed to help you manage your Windows system in case of emergencies. It can also be used to create portable versions of your favourite software.

It is designed to help you with booting a PC from different devices, including USB drives, CD/DVDs, network servers, and even other computers.

It also directs your computer on how to load different operating systems. For example, if you have Windows 10 installed on your computer and then decide to install Linux, Windows will be removed from the bootloader, and Linux will take its place.

The bootloader is loaded by the BIOS (or EFI) on startup and is responsible for loading and executing an operating system kernel or another application program. It may be done using a hard disk, CD-ROM drive, or flash memory device. 

How does Linux booting work?

The Linux booting comprises all the following components that help boot a computer system:

BIOS (Basic Input/Output System)
MBR (Master Boot Record)

The BIOS initialises the hardware and then looks for a bootable device to load an operating system. 

The MBR stores information about finding files on the hard disk and where to start running them.

GRUB or LILO allows users to choose which operating system they want to boot into. 

The kernel is an essential component of any operating system because it manages resources and allows applications to run properly.

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