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06-23-2012 01:52 PM
While the cause for this post is the sole HP TouchSmart (TS) at this computing site, an IQ816t, this post addresses the case, and thus applies to the IQ8xxt and any other similar series case.
Generally, to restart a PC, a user may attempt a soft or execute a hard reboot. A soft reboot may be attempted with the 3-finger salute. A hard reboot is executed with either a power cycle, or, on a traditional case, depressing the Reset/Restart button/switch.
This TS runs mostly Windows Vista SP2 (WinNT6.0.6002SP2). When running this OS, the system hangs periodically. The salute is to no avail. How may a hard restart be executed without a power cycle, similar to depressing the Reset button on a traditional case?
Thank you all in advance.
08-01-2012 02:14 PM
To reset this computer, you have to hold the power button for approximately 10 seconds. This will force the system to turn off. Note that any unsaved work will be lost.
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08-02-2012 07:39 PM