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I am not computer savvy, pressing the power button does no good, it has totally stalled

It's unplugged right now, why plug something in that's not working?

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Never unplug the computer. To switch it of,press the on / off button for 4 or 5 seconds, it then will power down, as it should and first save all important data. When you unplug, you will damage the data needed to start up again, without trouble. When switching on again the computer gives messages, follow these, so it can try to recover the lost data.

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