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What is keypress combination for manual restart?

by bobsmitherman / April 13, 2006 12:35 AM PDT

I installed a new GForce video card and now when the computer goes on standby the video sometimes does not ''wake up'' with the computer when u press any key to ''wake'' the computer. I have requested help from card mfr. but in the meantime I would like to be able to ''warm boot'' the comuter instead of just turning it off (on/off button).

Is there a key press combination that will restart the computer? I obviously can't see to mouse click through the start menu or the Task Manager. The pre XP combo of ctrl-alt-delete, ctrl-alt-delete does not work.

Thanks for your help.

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XP traps the three finger salute BUT...
by Edward ODaniel / April 13, 2006 3:46 AM PDT

you can still use it.

To shut down if the Video isn't working you do the following:

1. Press CTRL+ALT+DEL (this brings up the NT Security Task Manager Window -- which of course you can't see)
2. Now press ALT+S (same as clicking Shut Down button)
3. Now press the Enter/Return Key. (Same as clicking OK button)
4. The computer should shut down.

Alternate method -

1. Press the Windows start menu key (the one with the Microsoft flag on it)
2. press the UP cursor key (the key with the arrow pointing up)
3. press the enter key (brings up the "Are you sure..." message box for Shutting down)
4. press the enter key
5. the computer should now be shutting down.

Try BOTH of these methods for yourself while you can see what is going on and make any modifications necessary to ensure any open programs get shut down properly too. Otherwise you may as well simply press the reset button and accept the CHKDSK for improper shutdown.

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Thx for reply
by bobsmitherman / April 16, 2006 11:29 PM PDT

Thanks for your suggestions.

Option one doesn't work on my XP. Alt+S minimizes Task Manager instead of bringing up the shut down option.

Option two does work with slight modifications.

1. Press the Windows start menu key (the one with the Microsoft flag on it)
2. press the UP cursor key (the key with the arrow pointing up)
3. press the enter key (brings up the ''Shut Down Option'' box. If you press ENTER now you will go back into stand by.
4. press the RIGHT cursor key once and then the ENTER key for shut down OR press the RIGHT cursor key twice and then the ENTER key for restart.
5. the computer should now be shutting down.

Thanks for pointing me in the right direction. MS clearly doesn't want to make this easy.

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That's funny.
by chuckieu / April 17, 2006 3:34 AM PDT
In reply to: Thx for reply

My computer has a manual re-start on the front. It is the
2nd, smaller button. You may get a chkdisk on next boot, but you already have problem you need to sort out anyway.
FWIW chuck

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Funny you should mention that...
by bobsmitherman / April 19, 2006 4:33 AM PDT
In reply to: That's funny.

My Gateway Computer doesn't have a reset button anywhere on the case that I can find; just the on/off button.

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