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Could you please describe how you start your computer and shut down your computer? This is for a college course in which I must use this web site to retain the answer. Thank you so much!

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by TheChas In reply to basic computer question

How, or what happens when?

Very different Questions.

For most PCs with ATX style motherboards the startup process is as follows:

1. Verify that peripherals (keyboard mouse video) and power are connected.

2. Press the power button on the front of the cabinet.
(For some PC's, you can simply press a key on the keyboard. This is referred to as Wake-On-Keyboard.)

3. If prompted, select user and / or enter password.

Shutdown.

1. Move the mouse to the task-bar,
or press the "Windows" key on the keyboard.

2. Click on the "Start" button,
or press the up arrow key.

3. Move the mouse, and click on Turn-Off Computer (Windows XP)
or, press the enter key.

4. Move the mouse to the Turn Off (or shutdown) Icon
or, use the arrow and tab keys on the keyboard to select Turn Off.

5. Click on the Turn Off Icon
or, press Enter on the keyboard.

6. Wait and verify that the PC does turn off.

If what you needed is what happens when, please repost.

Chas

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by mfaisal_i In reply to basic computer question

For most PCs with ATX style motherboards the startup process is as follows:

1. Verify that peripherals (keyboard mouse video) and power are connected.

2. Press the power button on the front of the cabinet.
(For some PC's, you can simply press a key on the keyboard. This is referred to as Wake-On-Keyboard.)

3. If prompted, select user and / or enter password.

Shutdown.

1. Move the mouse to the task-bar,
or press the "Windows" key on the keyboard.

2. Click on the "Start" button,
or press the up arrow key.

3. Move the mouse, and click on Turn-Off Computer (Windows XP)
or, press the enter key.

4. Move the mouse to the Turn Off (or shutdown) Icon
or, use the arrow and tab keys on the keyboard to select Turn Off.

5. Click on the Turn Off Icon
or, press Enter on the keyboard.

6. Wait and verify that the PC does turn off.

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by Blaine Moore In reply to basic computer question

Press the button on the front of your machine labeled "Power" or "Power On/Off" or has a symbol denoting power. On some boxes it may be located on the side or in the back. I even saw one box with it on the top. This will start your computer.

Press it again to turn the computer off. Some operating systems and hardware configurations will automatically shut down your computer, while others will just cut the power right there.

If that did not work, then press the button and hold it for 7-8 seconds and power will be cut immiediately (most hardware configurations).

If that does not work, yank the power cord. That will shut it down.

There is often a smaller button you can use to quickly power off and then back on your computer.This is usually referred to as reset.

Depending upon your operating system and hardware configuration, you may also have the option of powering up when a LAN or Modem connection is sensed, and powering down through the operating system itself (such as by pressing start->shut down->shut down in most windows OSes).

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by GuruOfDos In reply to basic computer question

My Commodore Amiga 500...

Insert power pack. Plug power into mains. There is no switch so it simply boots to a prompt asking for a Workbench Floppy Disk. Insert disk et voila! To shut down...pull the plug.

My MPS Z80 development computer...Connect LED display and Hex Keypad to main computer PCB using ribbon cable with 26pin IDC headers at each end. Connect 6v battery to battery leads observing correct polarity - red to +ve, black to -ve. Hold down CTRL and RESET to start the Z80 monitor program. To shut down, simply disconnect the battery. Any data in the onboard RAM (2k) is retained in SRAM by the on-board NiCd 3.6v battery.

My Windows based PC's...

AT...push the on-off switch...allow machine to boot. Hit ESC at scandisk prompt. To switch off, click Start >ShutDown...then select Shut Down and OK...when the message 'It is now safe to shut down your computer' appears, switch off power.

ATX 3.3GHz Athlon XP...

Press master power button. This starts up the peltier heat pumps and internal water-cooling system. When the internal temperature of the case has reached -8 degrees C (18 F), a soft-start circuit applies power to the mainboard. The computer then boots in the normal way (to Win98 in 7 seconds using QDI Booteasy). To shut down, hit the master power button, telling windows to suspend to ram. The PC hibernates and the cooling system kicks out after 5 seconds.

My wife's AT P200...

Start with the power button....shut down the same way....stuff scandisk or shutdown....she only ever uses AOL!

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