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After having to switch off my laptop via the power button, it came up with a Windows did not shut down properly message next time I switched it on. Since then the monitor has been slightly magnified, and the screen doesn't look in focus. I've tried changing the resolution, but the higher resolutions don't look right.

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I have lost my instruction booklet and it has been almost 1.5 years since I have used the notebook. I cannot get it to turn off. It keeps saying Windows is Shuting Down; however, it is still on. Can...


Hi There,

Simply hold down the power button until the notebook shuts down. Then, restart the notebook and it may just boot up normally. If you're taken to a screen with options that include Startup Repair or Start Windows Normaly, try Normaly first. If it won't start, use Startup Repair the next time around.

When you leave a notebook off that long, Windows may have tried to install dozens of updates. You will need to patiently update Windows completely.

Regards,

Selk

Mar 27, 2011 | PC Desktops

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Quick Tip: How to correctly shut your computer down


This may seem like a simple tip, it is, however it can cause many unneeded problems to your computer if you do not shut it down properly. Do Not shut down your computer by pressing the power button. Whether you have a PC or a laptop, don't use the button. When you go to shut your computer down go to start and shut down and it will shut off. If you do not do this correctly it doesn;t give your computer the proper amount of time to shut down, you can corrupt your Windows files and eventually have problems even booting your computer up. Simple solution that will avoid future problems! Hope this helps!
Lori

on Oct 18, 2010 | PC Desktops

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I push the power button and nothing happens. It happened previously and a few days later I pushed the button and it came on as mysteriously as it went off. What can I do to troubleshoot or fix the...


Depending on how long the power was off, your desktop power supply circuit capacitors may have fully discharged during the power outage. This will effect how fast your computer will turn on when you press the power button. Turning off the power by pulling the cord, or a power outage while the computer was on will usually result in a message that Windows was not shut down down properly when you try to restart it. Also make sure your computer isn't plugged into a 'switched' receptacle that's wired to turn on a table lamp etc from a wall switch. It's usually the bottom half of the receptacle that's switched while the top plug is always 'hot' or powered and unswitched in a wall switch controlled recepacle situatation.

Jan 16, 2011 | Dell Dimension 5100 (D51L1) PC Desktop

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How di get my computor out of safe mode


If you turn off your computer incorrectly - by just turning off the power switch or unplugging it, Windows senses and remembers this. Then, the next time you start your computer Windows loads in safe mode.

To prevent this, be sure to shut down your PC properly by clicking on Start, Turn off Computer, and Turn Off. The next time you start your computer Windows should load normally .

If you believe that this information was helpful to you, please return to the FixYa website and rate my response to your question.
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Dec 09, 2010 | PC Desktops

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How do you convert a toshiba laptop back to its factory settings. I know the windows program is on the hard drive but I don't know how to access it.


Toshiba laptops from mid 2007 onwards dont have a recovery disc supplied with a purchase of a laptop. Instead, Toshiba has added a hidden partion on the hard drive which contains the same files on a recovery cd / dvd.


To reinstall your laptop to the factory settings / "out of the box" settings, please follow these steps. It worked for me, and should work for you.


ALL DATA WILL BE ERASED ON YOUR HARD DRIVE IF YOU PROCEED. YOU WILL NEED TO ENSURE THAT YOU HAVE THE POWER ADAPTER PLUGGED IN. DO NOT SWITCH OFF OR RESTART YOUR COMPUTER DURING THIS PROCESS.



1) Hold down the power button for 10 (ten) seconds to switch off your machine.


Please note: Holding down the power button on the machine forces it to switch off. Any unsaved data will be lost.


2) Press and hold the 0 (zero) key and at the same time, tap the power button once to switch on your notebook.


3) When the machine Starts beeping; release the 0 key.


4) When prompted by the warning screen; select Yes to continue with the system recovery.


5) Select Recovery of Factory Default Software; click Next.


6) Select Recover to out-of-box state. Click Next again.


7) Click Next to Start recovery.


I hope you find this step by step solution helpful for you. If so, rate it up.

Nov 26, 2010 | PC Desktops

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I have XP Pro OS and I didn't gracefully shut down when it said Windows shutting down. I pressed the power button to shut off manually because it was taking too long. Now when I turned pressed the power on...


If you're still able to access your start menu:
Start>All Programs>Accessories>System Tools>System Restore

Select "Restore my computer to an earlier time" and click next

Choose an available restore point, one of a time before the incident occurred. Then click next.

I'm not sure how long this will take but it will notify you of a successful restore.

Oct 28, 2010 | PC Desktops

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Restore my toshiba laptop to factory settings


Toshiba laptops from mid 2007 onwards dont have a recovery disc supplied with a purchase of a laptop. Instead, Toshiba has added a hidden partion on the hard drive which contains the same files on a recovery cd / dvd.

To reinstall your laptop to the factory settings / "out of the box" settings, please follow these steps. It worked for me, and should work for you.

ALL DATA WILL BE ERASED ON YOUR HARD DRIVE IF YOU PROCEED. YOU WILL NEED TO ENSURE THAT YOU HAVE THE POWER ADAPTER PLUGGED IN. DO NOT SWITCH OFF OR RESTART YOUR COMPUTER DURING THIS PROCESS.


1) Hold down the power button for 10 (ten) seconds to switch off your machine.

Please note: Holding down the power button on the machine forces it to switch off. Any unsaved data will be lost.

2) Press and hold the 0 (zero) key and at the same time, tap the power button once to switch on your notebook.

3) When the machine Starts beeping; release the 0 key.

4) When prompted by the warning screen; select Yes to continue with the system recovery.

5) Select Recovery of Factory Default Software; click Next.

6) Select Recover to out-of-box state.Click Next again.

7) Click Next to Start recovery.

I hope you find this step by step solution helpful for you

Oct 26, 2010 | PC Desktops

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Shut down


Go to the control panel select power option and check the settings.

Mar 30, 2010 | E-Machines eMachines Desktop PC

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My laptop won't shut down properly!


Is it possible that you have changed the settings of what buttons do what on your system? E.g. you could have changed the power button to "switch user" instead of "shut down", to check this (in XP) go to "Power Options" (in Control Panel" and then click on the "Advanced tab" at the top, then select "Shut down" from the drop down menu at the bottom of the window.

If this is already set to shut down then maybe you could do a system restore in case another setting has been changed, restore it to before the PC started doing this.

Alternatively try actually choosing "Turn off Computer" from the Log On screen (press Ctrl + L to get to this screen, or choose switch user/log off). If you are using Vista I beleive that there is a shut-down option from the Log In Page there (which again you can access by pressing Ctrl + L on the keyboard.

Hope this helps!

Dec 29, 2008 | PC Desktops

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Window resume loader


Windows Vista doesn't shut down the machine by default when you press the power button. Additionally, if you look at the bottom of the start menu you'll see this:

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The button on the left, highlighted here in bronze, does NOT turn the machine off in Windows - it suspends it, which requires power. When the battery runs down, the power goes out and you get this message the next time you start up.

Some laptops also indicate suspend mode by flashing the power light.

Happily, if you click on the little right facing arrow a menu pops up, one of the options of which is "Shut down" and this will bring Windows down properly and fully.

You can also change the function of the power switch (which defaults to suspend, NOT shut down) by going into the power options from Control Panel:

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Selecting one of the above options will allow you to set the power button and closing the lid to turn the machine off fully, not suspend it.

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