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Agreed, we could go on all night and divert the topic further. For the record, the "screensaver" tangent does not reflect my career qualifications which are very real. We seem to be at logger heads over power cycles and the low level workings of the hardware v software interaction.
 

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Well.

Computer is world of real sciences, I think.
It says A when it's A, unless there were something wrong with man, machine, and codes on the process. ;)


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One of my neighbors kept shutting here XP system down - with the switch on the surge protector. She had routinely done that for years - never had any problems.
Hmm.. good/lucky hardware there.

If the hdd was pretty inactive or didn't defragged at the moment then there should be nothing to worry about. You can get data corruption or in a worst case a headcrash (still I think the heads of a hdd can land safetly at spindown).
 

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Immediately, and I mean i-m-m-e-d-i-a-t-e-l-y when I saw this:

I let certain of my PCs run 24/7 other have the sleep mode enable, you can use the power button of the case to shutdown.
I knew it would start "that" discussion.

FWIW, there is no harm at all done by using the power switch to turn off a pc by holding it for 5 seconds.

The reason the hardware engineers of today's pcs placed a power button there and allow the machine to turn off by using it, is because it's actually ok and well to use.

They'd be fired if it were not.
 

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