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Chapter 4. Troubleshooting Common Proble... > Restarting and Shutting Down the Com...

Restarting and Shutting Down the Computer

If your computer gets stuck, your first task is to close any open programs using one of the previous methods. If you get them all closed, you can then restart. If you can't get a program to close, you can restart using the menu command or by turning off the computer (the last resort).

Restarting with a Command

To try restarting to clear up problems, you can use the Turn Off Computer button on the taskbar. You might also need to restart if you make system changes; restarting puts such changes into effect. If you need to restart, try using the Start menu first:


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