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Week 18 - Shut Down, Restart/Reboot, Get Out of Being Frozen

Shut Down the Computer

When using a Windows based computer (Windows 3.1, Windows95, Windows98) you
should NEVER just turn off the computer when you're finished with it.

Unless you get really "hung up" (and this doesn't happen very often) you should properly
"Shut Down the Computer".
It's a good idea to do this at the end of each day so that you make sure that you that you
close out all programs and don't run the risk of accidently "hangin up".

To "Shut Down" your computer each day:

1. Close all programs.

2. Click on “Start” (bottom lower left hand corner of the screen, move up to “Shut Down”,
click on “Yes” and wait for the black screen which say “It is now safe......” If you missed a
program that is still running, the computer will prompt you to close it. Do so.

3. After you see the black screen saying it’s “safe” flip ONLY the surge surge protector
button -- DON’T turn the monitor, computer, or printer on or off.

If you don’t shut down the Windows computers properly then the next time you boot up,
the computer will automatically run a “Scan Disk” (bluescreen/yellow writing). This is not
terrible, but it’s not good. Try to avoid this by properly shutting down each day.
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