I have to use the power button on the laptop itself to shut it off by holding it for a few seconds. I've been researching this and i have heard mostly bad things about shutting off your computer this way. Mostly corrupting the OS or software. As I type this message the computer seems to be working fine, however, what i want to know is if my files (Like my iTunes stuff) or the system itself is damaged at all. I'm using Windows 7 64 Bit. Any help is appreciated
EDIT: I just now discovered Event Viewer. Apparently shutting the computer off using the power button is a "Critical" event, has an event id of 41, task category of 63, and the source is Kernel-Power. This happened 87 times starting from September 25, 2011. Ouch.
Edited by MalwareWarrior, 22 January 2012 - 04:26 AM.