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      • #1983245 Reply
        Zaphyrus
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        Hello, today I was wondering if you can crash a computer if you shut it down and not letting it load properly

        So you see, yesterday there was a blackout in my house for two hours, I, worried about my computer (windows 10, 1903 dell inspiron 5558) turned it on  and waited to see if everything was ok,  after checking that,  I noticed my computer was still loading some things, I didn’t care and ordered it to shut down, after a while, while shutting down a blue screen appeared (critical process died)  so my question is,   Can a computer crash if you dont allow it to load properly  when you shut it down?

        or should i make some exams to my computer?

        Just someone who don't want Windows to mess with its computer.
      • #1983275 Reply
        mn–
        AskWoody Lounger

        Can a computer crash if you dont allow it to load properly when you shut it down?

        Heh. Sure it can, in the general case. Better question is, should it, and when?

        I mean, there are situations where crashing is the better option. Usually these are related to hardware initialization, fault tolerance or error recovery. Not having a consistent state to save or a safely writable disk to save to, and one reason to do a shutdown being imminent power loss…

        And hardware initialization and error recovery often happen during startup, after all.

        That said, it’s been happening *much* too frequently on Windows, for the last couple of decades at least.

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        • #1983278 Reply
          Zaphyrus
          AskWoody Lounger

          So in a twisted way, its a normal and expected behavior?

          Just someone who don't want Windows to mess with its computer.
          • #1983288 Reply
            mn–
            AskWoody Lounger

            More like a common problem that usually isn’t at all serious on its own, but sometimes might be a symptom of something else.

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            • #1983405 Reply
              Zaphyrus
              AskWoody Lounger

              I see, thank you Mn,  I will now test my computer to check everything is alright!

              Just someone who don't want Windows to mess with its computer.
      • #1983726 Reply
        Paul T
        AskWoody MVP

        Worth running a disk check to confirm all is well.
        Right click on C: in Explorer.
        Properties > Tools > Check.

        cheers, Paul

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        • #1983774 Reply
          Zaphyrus
          AskWoody Lounger

          Thanks Paul, I will do it!

          Just someone who don't want Windows to mess with its computer.
      • #1983775 Reply
        Zaphyrus
        AskWoody Lounger

        after doing a bunch of test (memory, sfc scan, dism, check disk)

        apparently everything is alright which means  the day before yesterday was a scare

         

        Just someone who don't want Windows to mess with its computer.
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