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The safest way to shut down a computer is to select the "shut down" option from the menu bar. This can be found in the start menu of a PC on the bottom left corner of the screen. More »

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According to the official Windows support site, a reason why a computer running Windows will not shut down may be that a device driver or program is interfering with the standard shutdown process. Closing down all progra... More »

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There are many reasons why computers shut down themselves, including software or hardware errors. Some shutdowns are initiated as part of an update process, while many modern computers also shut down on their own to save... More »

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To restart a computer in Safe Mode, restart the computer, hold the F8 key to open the Advanced Startup Options menu, and select Safe Mode. Log on as an administrator, and check for the words Safe Mode in the corners. Thi... More »

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To boot a computer from a USB drive, connect the USB device to the computer, restart the computer, press the F2 key on your keyboard to access the BIOS menu, then locate the boot option. Some computers require you to pre... More »

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To put an icon on your computer desktop, right-click on the file or folder for which you want to create an icon, hover over the Send To option in the drop-down menu, and click on Desktop (Create Shortcut). Alternatively,... More »

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To restart Windows 7 in safe mode, restart Windows from the start menu after removing all floppy disks, CDs and DVDs from the computer. If the computer has a single operating system installed, press and hold the F8 key b... More »

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