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#1 mangosteen

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Posted 27 December 2004 - 02:15 AM

Hello,

Is it safe to use quick and forced shutdown software on XP or a Windows platform ?
(Not a timer. I just double-click to force-shutdown my XP)

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Posted 29 December 2004 - 01:15 AM

I am not really sure what you are referring to? What do you mean quick and forced shutdown?

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Posted 30 December 2004 - 09:42 AM

Sorry if I didn't express myself well.

I installed a program called Quick Shutdown by http://www.winutility.com in my XP.
I can set some hotkeys or shortcuts using it to perform shutdown, reboot, standby and log off.

Its shutdown comes with another option : Forced shutdown.
I think it means to close all programs running in the background quickly and forcefully to have a faster XP shutdown.

My question : Is it safe to do this ? Or must I do the normal way; go to start / turn off computer and wait for all the little windows showing so and so programs are closing.

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Posted 30 December 2004 - 10:38 AM

I would not use that except in an emergency, say if you were been hacked or an email virus was sending out mail from your address book.

That would force a hard shutdown, similiar to simply turning the machine off and could corrupt some programs.

Try it and see what happens. :thumbsup:

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Posted 30 December 2004 - 02:04 PM

Force shutdown may terminate them in such a way that the programs are closed while files are opened and that could lead to data corruption. It may be similar to just shutting off your computer while its on with apps running.

I would advise you stay away as wel.

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Posted 31 December 2004 - 04:55 AM

Thank you.
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Posted 31 December 2004 - 05:44 AM

Your very welcome :thumbsup:

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