Did you know holding down the power button on your computer for 10 seconds will shut down your computer completely? This is useful when your system is frozen and you cant seem to get your machine to do anything. The secret has been out for many years but we still run into many people who are unaware of this simple "fix".
If you computer is frozen, dont waste time rebooting or restarting. Shut your computer down properly if you can. If not, hold the power button down until it does shut off. That way you know for sure that your computer has powered down. The distinction between powering down and restarting is important because certain devices do not restart when you perform a simple reboot. For these instances you need to shut your computer down completely. One you turn it back on, your computer should be good as new. If it isnt, then call a professional. There are many local computer repair service providers. One of them is Los Angeles Computer Services. L.A. Computer Services is a local family-owned repair shop in Venice Beach California. They have free parking, excellent service and friendly techs who have experience and people skills. Give them a try sometime.
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