What options do you have to shut down your system?
When you want to shut down your computer, you have different options:
1. Shut it down or turn it OFF
2. Restart your system.
3. Keep your system on sleep mode.


Why and how do you turn your computer off?

We turn our computer off when we are going away for a long time.
We can turn our computer off by doing the following:
1. Save our work.
2. Close all the open program window. now we are ready to turn computer off safely.
3. Click the start button. the start menu opens.
4. Click the shut down button. our computer gradually turns off.
5. Turn off the LCD.
6. Turn off the main power supply and remove the plug from the socket.

What happens when you restart a computer?
If we restart our computer, the computer resets itself and reloads windows. the computer usually takes about a minute to restart.

why do you restart a computer?
if the computer is acting strangely, restart it. it usually solves problems.

How do you restart a computer?
Follows these steps:
1. Save your work.
2. Close all the open program windows. now you are ready to turn your computer off safely.
3. Click the start button. the start menu opens.
4. Click the arrow by the shut down button. a menu appears.
5. Click the restart button. the computer shall start again after sometime.

What is the sleep mode?
Sleep mode puts the computer in a low-power, sleeping state. it does not turn the computer off.

Why do you put your computer to sleep mode?
Use this if you want to return to your system soon. you do not have to reload windows. instead, you can resume from where you left.

How do you put a computer to the sleep mode?
Follows these steps:
1. Click the start button. the start menu opens.
2. Click the arrow by shut down button. a menu appears
3. Click the sleep button. the computer gets put in the sleep mode.

How do you resume from sleep mode?
To wake the computer up, press the power button on the system unit. do not hold it down. just press it and release. the computer springs back to life.


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