How do I turn off my pc when its frozen or stuck doing something and won’t shut down properly?


Depending on the age of your computer you can press the power button once, or press and hold it in for about 5 seconds.  This will allow your computer to close down safely.  Hopefully the issue was temporary and your computer will start up again, although this is not the best way to shut down your computer it won’t cause it any harm.  If you had any files open they will be closed and unsaved work will be lost.


Quick Tip:  When writing long emails or important letters save often! If you get a problem it is better to rewrite a paragraph or two that the whole letter over again.