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    I've recently upgraded my case to a full tower Thermaltake OverSeer RX 1 which has this reset button on it, which I've not experienced before. What is it for?

    I did some Google searches which left me asking more questions as to what the reset button is actually for. I've read that is for a soft or hard restart or reboot of the system. If that's the case, what's the point of having a restart option in the OS. Some clear concise definition or explanation to help clear this up

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    Hello Jimbo,

    Congratulations on getting a nice new case. Enjoy.

    The reset button basically just does a hard restart of the computer.
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    The reset button is not the same as the Windows restart option. The Windows restart does an orderly termination of processes and then starts Windows. The reset button does a forcible and immediate termination of all process with no opportunity for a an orderly shutdown. Some form of data loss is more than possible.This a rather drastic step and should be reserved for times when a normal shutdown is not possible. It is somewhat better than pulling the plug but not much.
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    Thanks guys...
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    You're most welcome Jimbo.
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