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PC tech advice: Don't use "Restart" to restart your PC.

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     This may sound weird, but if you got a problem with your PC that requires a restart, DO NOT use the "Restart" option on the Power menu.

The reason is Windows 10 using a fast start up(Fast Boot) mode that doesn't close all applications when you restart the computer. It can be deactivated. But if you need a restart due to a hardware upgrade or error (like USB ports not working) simply shut down completely your computer and start it after.

     Learn this this morning as my USB ports stopped working and after 3 restarts not only still didn't work but was getting display problems. After some research online, discovered this and a complete shut down fixed everything.

     Not sure when this was enabled on Win10, but it was the first time it gave me troubles.

     The more you know.


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