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Turning off a stubborn computer

Turning off a stubborn computer: Help Yourself: Tech Tips
Turning off a stubborn computer: Help Yourself: Tech Tips

Don't yank out the power cord when the computer refuses to shut down. The best solution when the computer won't shut down is to press and hold the power button for 8 to 10 seconds. A computer's power button is not an on-off switch. If it's available, you can use the rocker switch on a desktop PC's power supply to turn off the computer in a pinch, though do not use this switch to turn off the computer regularly.

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