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.
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.