Quite a few things can prevent a PC from shutting down properly. Learn what roadblocks you can remove to make the shutdown process smooth.
- [Instructor] Back when the PC first debuted,…the shutdown process was simple.…You flipped the big red switch.…The power went off.…Hey, you were done.…Today, the shutdown process on a PC is more formal,…designed to prevent data loss, and controlled…by software, so it's not without various issues.…Now, the normal process works like this.…To shut down the computer, you click the Start button,…which is ironic, choose the Power gizmo, and then Shutdown.…If any other accounts are active, which means another user…is logged into the same PC or you've switched accounts,…which is unusual, you'll be alerted…and given a chance to cancel the shutdown…and direct the other person to sign out of Windows.…
Otherwise, the shutdown process commences, and it goes…on its merry way, and any open programs are closed.…Now, if data is unsaved, as you can see here,…you'll be given a chance to save.…So click Cancel and then you can go back into the program,…there you go.…We need to save.…Here we are, Save the changes to Untitled.…And now, with that saved and closed, we'll try again.…
- Diagnosing the causes of PC issues
- Troubleshooting hardware and software
- Performing startup and system restore steps
- Accessing the Task Manager
- Using the Registry Editor
- Fixing Windows
- Checking and freeing storage
- Fixing common printer issues
- Troubleshooting audio
- Restoring network connectivity
Skill Level Beginner
What you should know1m 3s
1. PC Trouble
2. Startup and Shutdown Issues
3. Problems and Solutions: Windows
4. Problems and Solutions: Mass Storage
5. Problems and Solutions: Printer
6. Problems and Solutions: Monitors and Graphics
Troubleshooting the monitor3m 54s
7. Problems and Solutions: Peripherals
8. Problems and Solutions: Networking
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