is it safe to turn of from button?

  GEEKSTA 19:11 19 Oct 2006

i know this sound really silly but when my computer freezes i have no option but to turn it of from the button, but then when i load it up it works fine. is this fine then?

  Technotiger 19:13 19 Oct 2006

Hi, this is normal procedure to re-start. But, it would be better to find out why it freezes in the first place.

  anskyber 19:13 19 Oct 2006

Yes, although regular freezing needs to be sorted out. I think from other threads you have a Dell and Dell say the use of the on/off button is OK in such circumstances, you could lose data though.

  GEEKSTA 19:17 19 Oct 2006

ok thank you

  octal 19:18 19 Oct 2006

It used to spell disaster with the old disk drives but with modern disk drives it's not a problem, but anskyber says you may lose data that hasn't been saved.

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