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Chapter 2. Kick-Starting Your Computer > Turning Everything Off - Pg. 25

Kick-Starting Your Computer 25 The Least You Need to Know · Before you connect any devices, make sure they are turned off and unplugged. · To determine where to plug in a device, match the plug on the device to the outlet on the computer, and make sure the pins on the plug are aligned properly with the holes in the outlet. · When powering up your PC, turn on the monitor first, so you can see any startup messages it displays. · If your PC is running Windows 95 or later, a Start button appears in the lower-left corner of the screen on startup. · If your computer locks up in Windows 95 or later versions, press Ctrl+Alt+Del to view a list of programs that might be causing problems. · Remember to save all your work before turning off the computer.