How Do I Reboot My Computer Properly?

To properly reboot your computer, follow these steps:

  1. Please logout and completely shut down your computer.
  2. If you're using a laptop, unplug all cables and disconnect your laptop battery and/or power supply.
  3. Wait at least one entire minute (electricity takes some time to be completely drained from the computer).
  4. Securely plug in all components and cables. Restart.

Sometimes it is difficult to isolate the exact cause of a problem and it is easier to start everything from a clean slate. A clean power cycle can resolve many issues including computer memory corruption, operating system (Windows/Mac) freezes/corruption, browser cache corruptions, network disconnection etc. Therefore, restarting your computer is worth trying when all else fails.

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