Can a hard shutdown cause damage?

By learninmypc ยท 7 replies
Jan 14, 2016
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  1. Ok, I bring this up because I've seen the worse case scenario but more recently how is the best way to shut a pc down when the monitor dies? Power off button or pull the plug?
     
  2. jobeard

    jobeard TS Ambassador Posts: 11,128   +982

    They are the same thing
     
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  3. mailpup

    mailpup TS Special Forces Posts: 7,182   +469

    Even with the monitor off or dead you can still shut down Windows with the keyboard. That happens to be my preferred method anyway. Just learn the keystrokes for your version. I think it's usually just three.
     
  4. learninmypc

    learninmypc TS Evangelist Topic Starter Posts: 7,670   +413

    I did not know that. Thank you.
     
  5. mailpup

    mailpup TS Special Forces Posts: 7,182   +469

    No? Okay, for Windows 7, for example, hit the Start key, then the Right Arrow key and then the Enter key.
     
  6. learninmypc

    learninmypc TS Evangelist Topic Starter Posts: 7,670   +413

    Last edited: Jan 14, 2016
  7. mailpup

    mailpup TS Special Forces Posts: 7,182   +469

    In your link just follow whichever you prefer.
     
  8. learninmypc

    learninmypc TS Evangelist Topic Starter Posts: 7,670   +413

    Thank you :)
     

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