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Thread: Booting with XP

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    Triple Platinum Member wumply's Avatar
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    Oct 2002
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    Booting with XP

    Sometimes I get part way into booting and realized I had not intended to do that.

    Can I now just shut down by hitting the power switch and then do what I'd really intended? Or must I wait for my boot to finish and then shut down normally? If I do not wait, what risks do I run and would they be serious in your opinion?
    I've created my own website...a collection of moving, sad and happy and humorous poems which I would like to share with others. They come from stories my dad used to tell me when I was a kid. If you could glance at my site and if you know of others who might enjoy it and perhaps tell them of it, I would be most appreciative. Thank you. The address is

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    Silver Member Linedawg's Avatar
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    Sep 2005
    If you shut down the computer VIA power button and donít wait for the shut down to go all the way thro. You run the risk of corrupting key kernel file. Also Improper Shutdown May Affect System Restore

    When windows is in its shut down procurers it is terminating background services and programs. Not all the time but some time if the systems I just powered off you can damage one or more of these files.

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