pc left on

  [DELETED] 16:34 11 Oct 2003

As my pc is so slow to boot up would it do any harm to leave it turned on all the time.

  [DELETED] 16:39 11 Oct 2003

No, other than the added fire risk of leaving electrical equipment switched on.

  [DELETED] 16:41 11 Oct 2003

Of course you could speed up the booting process by removing unnecessary programs from msconfig. Start > Run, type msconfig, click the Startup tab and untick what you don't need.

  [DELETED] 16:43 11 Oct 2003

it will last longer if it is left on, mine has been running non stop for 2 years....

  [DELETED] 16:46 11 Oct 2003

No harm at all as said above, but would advise turning the monitor off to improve display life. j.

  [DELETED] 16:46 11 Oct 2003

Mine has been running for 4 years being switched on and off about eight times every day. Both ways work equally as well, it's just the added fire risk you need to worry about, not doing damage to the PC.

  hugh-265156 16:47 11 Oct 2003

i find it useful to switch it on when im using it :-)

saves on electric switching it off when im not.

  [DELETED] 17:03 11 Oct 2003

My pc is on 24/7 and has been for a few years with no harm done.

  [DELETED] 19:08 11 Oct 2003

I have left my pc on for the last few months and it runs fine. I have been told many times by pc engineers that it is better to just leave it on and just set your monitor to turn off after 10 mins of inactivity and my two hard drives are set to turn off after an hour of inactivity.

  Belatucadrus 19:29 11 Oct 2003

If you do leave it on, you must remember to get a surge protector for both mains and modem or risk having it toasted during the next electrical storm.

Personally I turn off, I've never had any problems and can't see the point of paying the power companies for the privilege of having my PC sit there doing nothing.

  [DELETED] 21:24 11 Oct 2003

This has confused me a bit. I thought win98 suffered memory management problems if left on too long? If I ran large games for example on my old 98 pc, I would have to eventually reboot to de-segment the memory?

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