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Turning off my computer which has cable

by grandpaw7 / July 16, 2005 2:31 AM PDT

I just switched from dialup to cable. I find that I can't turn off my computer by the usual Start>TurnOff method. If I want to save fuel, can I just turn off the power supply? Or what?

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2 things.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / July 16, 2005 3:00 AM PDT

1. How is this a browser issue?

2. I know you know the usual "tell the rest of the info" requests. You have enough posts to know when you make a new post to tell about the OS and more. Here's that famous passage we all read with every post that some get upset with if you point it out -> "Note: If you're asking for technical help, please be sure to include all your system info, including operating system, model number, and any other specifics related to the problem."

Rather than post in this forum, why not post this issue in the forum you usually post in? They know you and may remember what you have and your other issues.


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(NT) (NT) Now, now, Bob, be nice; after all, it's Sunday
by grandpaw7 / July 17, 2005 2:45 AM PDT
In reply to: 2 things.
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by Steven Haninger / July 16, 2005 8:20 AM PDT

Did you let the cable guy touch your PC? Did he put a disk in the CD ROM drive and install software? If so, get rid of it. You should not need anything on that disk to connect to their system. I can't say what's causing your shut down problem as you'd need to describe a bit better what happens when you select that option. You may also find clues in your event log if some program or service is not shutting down properly.

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I'm wrong, and cable guy's software
by grandpaw7 / July 17, 2005 2:44 AM PDT
In reply to: Suggestion

Steven, well, I told my friend that when I clicked Start and Shut Down, nothing happened. He looked me straight in the eye and said "bullshoot". So if he is going to act that way, I'll just illustrate the problem for him. So, I went to Start>Shut Down, and my computer shut down.

It'll happen every time. I don't know why it didn't work before; maybe I just didn't waith long enough though now and in the past there is little waiting.

When the cable guy was installing my cable and setting it up, he got to a page that had the bottom part off monitor. He kept telling me "you've gone and changed the computer so I can't finish." About this time he stuck a CD in but I can't remember what came up on the monitor from the CD. Anyhow, he had to get in touch with his technical people; it seemed like all he got from them was a password but anyhow he was able to get the font size reduced which solved his problem.

The only problem now is that he done gone and changed my computer so I can just barely read it. Fortunately, I've had this problem before and the good people at CNET took me by the hand and learned me how to solve it.

Thanks, Steven, for your helpful input. grandpaw

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Much too long a way to say
by grandpaw7 / July 19, 2005 7:58 AM PDT

it's working ok now. grandpaw

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Have had cable for 6 years
by gearup / July 18, 2005 6:24 AM PDT

and have never experienced that problem. Can tll you if you turn off the electricity it resets the mnodem when it is turned on again. Not a good practice.

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The problem was in my brain; my computer will shut down
by grandpaw7 / July 19, 2005 8:03 AM PDT

But after reading your post I have quit turning the power off at my surge protector and now turn power off on my devices individually, except for the modem. Is this a proper way of dealing with the problem you mention? grandpaw

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It really is with your brain?
by taboma. / July 19, 2005 11:49 AM PDT

We talk about this subject at work. We all go through it from time to time. Not really listed in the medical books.
Grandpaw, we suffer from a disorder known as CRS!?
Also known as Can't Remember Sh_t!
Hope this info helps you.
You are not alone!


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Thanks, Kevin, for the lift.
by grandpaw7 / July 19, 2005 12:46 PM PDT

Sometimes, all a body has going for him are other people with the same problem. It ain't a cure, but it is a palliative. grandpaw

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The lift
by taboma. / July 21, 2005 1:46 PM PDT

Grandpaw, I thought you would get a chuckle out of it.
I told my friends at work about our post. Everyone laughed. We all go through it! CRS.
Creeps up on you without a clue. And than it happens! BAM!!
Can?t Remember Sh_t!
Hope you solved your switching and computer problems.
What was your original post about!? :

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