Different ways to shutdown ur pc

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  1. Shinta
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    ^^ As the topic says,

    There are so many different ways to turn off your Windows XP computer, let's look at some of them :)

    1. The standard approach - click the Start Button with your mouse, then select the Turn Off menu and finally click the Turn Off icon on the Turn Off computer dialog. blink.gif

    2. Press Ctrl+Esc key or the Win key and press u two times - the fastest approach.

    3. Get the Shutdown utility from Download.com - it add the shut down shortcuts for you. Else create them yourself using approach 4.

    4. Create a shutdown shortcut on your desktop. Right click on the desktop, choose New Shortcut and type shutdown -s -t 00 in the area where you are asked to specify the location of the program file. Now you can just double click this icon to turn off the computer. The best location would be your quick launch bar.

    5. Press the Win key + R key to open the run window. Type shutdown -s -t 00. [s means shutdown while t means the duration after which you want to initiate the shutdown process]. If some open processes or application won't let you turn off, append a -f switch to force a shut down by closing all active processes.

    6. Win+M to minimize all windows and then Alt+F4 to bring the Turn Off computer dialog.

    7. Open Windows Task manager (by right clicking the Windows Task bar or Alt+Ctrl+Del) and choose Shut down from the menu. Useful when the Windows are not responding.

    8. open task manager--->click on shutdown--->hold the ctrl key and click on Turn off::::::: pc will be turned off in 3 secs.. fastest method other than hard shutdown.

    hope dat helps :cool2:

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  2. viralbug
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    easiest and fastest:
    9. switch off the mains :bleh:
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    just push power button once, most atx systems will do a complete shutdown ( not instant power off ! ) . Easiest for me .
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    Fastest way would be a BSOD :lol:
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    y not just press the big power button on the cabby
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    Nice post ... repped !
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    just press the power button on pc it it the fastest and the easiest way;)
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    2. slightly altered = win key+u+u

    also by pressing power button on ur keyboard, if it is there.
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    Keep the Power button of your cabinet pressed for 4-5 seconds and the system will instantly power off!
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    Resulting in improper shutdown when done from windows...
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    We are talking about the different ways to shutdown the pc, not the best and proper ways :bleh:

    Personally, i have never had any problems whenever i have powered off from the main switch itself :D
    Just make sure nothing is installing, ideally avoid any background tasks taking place, and you would be all good.
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    This is not a fun/chat/gossip/jokes forums; neither is it 'who dares wins' or 'fear factor'.

    We are here to learn of and help others with the right way of doing things. :)

    So your argument is invalid. :cool2:
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    No need of pressing it for long time.........just u have to press it once that's it .
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    Master spammer speaketh:p
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    :O trash trash trash!!!
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    i just push the Power On switch on the ATX cabinet n a proper shutdown is automatically followed... :) Convinient way :)

    more methods..

    task Manager --> processes -- > Close some system processes n "SYSTEM SHUTTING DOWN IN 60 seconds" messagebox will appear n wil force a shutdown after 60sec :) gone in 60sec
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    Win + U + U

    There is no faster method for a proper shutdown. None.
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