Strangly, whenever I press the "Turn off Computer" button, my PC starts the "loading" cursor, and the screen where you select whether you want to restart, stand by, or shut down never comes up, it just stays in that loading cursor.
Is there some command i can type in into someting that immediately overrides and stops everything im doing and makes my computer start shutting down in the usual way of "saving your settings, blah, blah, blah", not an immediate shutdown like if i pull the plug.
Press the power button, if your PC is anywhere near recent (and if it's running XP it must be) it should shut down the PC properly rather than turn it off. If not, hold it for 4 seconds (give it 8 if you can't count your seconds properly... :p) and it will turn off. It's not a proper Windows shut down, but it's better than pulling the plug out.
I would recomend against holding down the power button (not just pushing it down for a second, but holding it down for several seconds like Arachaon says).
I do believe that this is the exact same thing as pulling the cord out of the back of your PC. It's instaintly shuting down the system. Isn't it?
marvin is right there. but the main damage come from turning ur pc of with the switch on the powersupply (most modern ones have the swtch any way :P) but turning it on and off there (in under 30 seconds for both being turned off then on) will surge the capaciters on ur mobo
rusty208;3324891marvin is right there. but the main damage come from turning ur pc of with the switch on the powersupply (most modern ones have the swtch any way :P) but turning it on and off there (in under 30 seconds for both being turned off then on) will surge the capaciters on ur mobo
Could you rephrase that?
It dosen't make a whole lot of sense to me.
Essentially he's saying if you repeatedly turn your PSU on and off it will screw the PSU and your mobo. Whereas forcing it to shut down with the power button doesn't. It's not ideal by any means, but it's preferable to literally pulling the plug.
Windows doing that kinda thing is ually caused by a problem program. I know my Norton IS causes it to give about 3 "End Task" messages before it shutsdown.
Thankfully, it doesn't care if I click End Task or not and still shutdown fine by itself, but check that you don't ahve some program that might be causing trouble.