You can press and hold the power button for 5 seconds to turn the computer off. Disconnect the power cord, monitor, keyboard, mouse and other external devices (desktop computer) or disconnect the AC Adapter, battery and any external devices ( for portable computer). Press and hold the power button for 10-15 seconds. Reconnect the cables. Restart PC, enter safe mode and perform a system restore. Here is the link on how to perform System Restore. System Restore does not affect personal files, such as email messages, documents, or photos. It only affects software application and settings. The programs that you have uninstalled may appear.
Also, what programs were you trying to uninstall?
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I am in safe mode uninstalling some programs, now that I have done that I am trying to get back to regular mode, but it just keeps starting up over and over and over and all I see is the screen WINDOWS XP....what do I do.....tried turning the computer off but it will not shut off mannually