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#1 Pizza and Pepsi

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Posted 26 May 2011 - 03:13 PM

When I close firefox and turn off my computer quickly, it freezes. Why is this and how do I fix this? Because of this, I am forced to press my laptop's power button to force shutdown it. Does force shutting down cause any computer problems and how do I fix them?
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Posted 26 May 2011 - 03:27 PM

1) Why can't you just wait the 30 seconds after Firefox closes?

2) Yes, doing a hard shutdown frequently WILL cause problems. First, it is not good for the system. Second, it will cause lost sectors. Run chkdsk /r (per the instructions below) and stop shutting down with the power button.

Right-click on a command prompt icon and open as administrator. In the command prompt window type:chkdsk /r (then press ENTER). You'll be told the disk is in use and asked if you want to run checkdisk on the next boot. Say yes, exit the command prompt window, and reboot.

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Posted 02 June 2011 - 12:04 PM

About how long will it take?
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Posted 02 June 2011 - 12:24 PM

Depends on the size, speed and health of the hd and how many files are on it. Anywhere from 15 minutes to an hour or longer.

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Posted 03 June 2011 - 12:03 PM

I have heard that during chkdsk\r your computer will freeze and in order to fix this you have to have a backup. Can you tell me how to make one?
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