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reset button

by user429 / April 9, 2006 2:23 AM PDT

I have Windows XP on my computer. Most of the new computers sold today do not have re-set buttons. What is the worst case scenario if I had one of those machines and my screen froze, for whatever reason, and I were to push the power button on the computer to turn the computer off, and then a minute later turned the power on again? Pressing ctrl, alt and delete is a nuisance to hassle with. Suppose I did not want to save anything anyway. Thank you.

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Reset button location
by Gakada / April 9, 2006 2:31 AM PDT
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is just part of the case design, so it could be hidden somewhere.

Beside, even if I don't have one, I just press the power button several second.. it will shut off the computer...

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Cost cutting, but what you need to know is this.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / April 9, 2006 2:34 AM PDT
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To power down, just press and hold the power button from 4 to 10 seconds. Some were 4, some are 10 so I can't tell what your machine uses.

The pressure is on to reduce costs. So they have.


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As Bob says
by MarkFlax Forum moderator / April 9, 2006 4:54 AM PDT
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Hold the Power button for a few seconds to turn the computer off.

Another method, press CTRL + ALT + Delete buttons together to bring up the Task Manager. Click the Shutdown menu option and make your choice.

If you do have to turn off, wait 10 seconds or so before pressing the power button to turn the computer on again. This gives the hard disk time to slow down and stop. Turning on before that could possibly unbalance the disk, although I expect modern hard drives are much more robust than older drives nowadays.


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