I had a very scary computer experience a couple of days ago. I was just about to start backing
everything up on some CD Rom discs. Suddenly I got a "computer not responding" message. I tried Ctrl + Alt + Delete and attempted to end the process. No luck. It continued to hang. This went on for 1/2 an hour. I could hear the CD Rom whirring inside and of course could not remove the disc. I decided to log off but it would not log off.
I decided to shut the power off using the power button. I know this is not the best thing to do but I figured after almost an hour of waiting I had to try something. Big mistake! The screen went black but remained on. It would not shut down. I had no idea what to do.
I left the computer for the evening figuring I'd lost all of my files and thought about where I could take it. I thought for sure the computer was dead! After perhaps 4 hours I returned only to see no change.
I tried one last thing. I unplugged the wretched thing from the back. Why this would make a difference I had no idea. BUT..... it did. After unplugging the machine and pressing the power button the screen came on with a host of options. "Start windows normally"...."start in safe mode" etc. etc.
I clicked "start windows normally". Unbelievably, the computer booted back up and everything
is running perfectly. I immediately backed up all of my files.
It just goes to show you. At 7:00PM everything looked hopeless. I thought the computer was dead and that I'd lost everything. And I mean everything! At 11:00PM it was like I never had a problem.
I've no idea why the computer suddenly booted back up after unplugging it and pressing the power button. And I'm not suggesting that anyone try what I'd done. To this day I've no idea why unplugging the computer from the back made
any difference but for some reason it did.
Just thought I'd share this with you all.
My tip: Never give up.