253.777.0763    Get SUPPORT

Graemouse Technologies Blog

Tip of the Week: Why You Shouldn’t Just Kill Power to Windows

Tip of the Week: Why You Shouldn’t Just Kill Power to Windows

There’s a big difference between turning off any other appliance, like a stereo or a television, and turning off a computer. A computer takes much more time to shut down than your average device, but why is this the case? Is there a way to speed up this process? This tip will explain these processes and provide some ideas for how you can make this process much faster.

Why Shutdown is So Slow
Let’s take a look at this process as a whole. As a computer is running, there are many components that are doing different jobs. When a computer (or any computing device, like a phone or game console) is shut down, it needs to follow a procedure to make sure data doesn’t get lost. A full shutdown will aim to minimize damage to internal components, empty the RAM, wipe the virtual memory on the hard drive, remove all cached data, close all open applications, and turn off the operating system.

If your computer shuts down without going through this entire process, it could cause file corruption or other damage to its contents that could create issues.

Steps to a Proper Shutdown
It’s important to remember that even though there are a lot of different stages to the shutdown process, but it should go pretty quickly.

The first step in this process is that any applications that are opened are checked to make sure that the data has been saved. If not, the process is interrupted to inform the user. The computer then initiates a sequence that shuts down all services and programs, and it has to confirm that they have indeed been closed before eliminating any unneeded program data. A log is made of anything strange happening during the process, so the user can consult it later. All users are logged out of the system and the computer shuts down on an operating system level. Once this happens, any updates are installed, and the machine is turned off completely.

Speed Up Your Shutdown (and Startup) Times
There are ways your business can improve shutdown speed, but they are somewhat complex and difficult to do on your own with limited IT experience. This is why we recommend working with a provider like Graemouse Technologies to make the process easier and more efficient for your organization. We can help your organization make sure that the shutdown process is as streamlined as possible. The same goes for your computer boot times. If you or someone on your staff has a laptop that seems to take forever to ‘wake up,’ there are steps we can take to investigate why and resolve it.

We recommend that your computers get restarted regularly (based on their performance) so as to help the computer keep itself in top working order. To learn more, reach out to us at 253.777.0763.

How Technology is Transforming the Way Students Le...
A Better Way to Be Rid of Old Cables


No comments made yet. Be the first to submit a comment
Already Registered? Login Here
Thursday, July 18 2019

Captcha Image

Mobile? Grab this Article!

QR-Code dieser Seite

Tag Cloud

Paperless Office Cybercrime Business Management Vendor Network Title II Update Marketing Information Windows 10 Vulnerability User Tips Software Managed IT Services Data Security Big Data Holiday Social Engineering Computer Phishing IT Plan Data Backup Infrastructure Tech Term Internet BYOD Unsupported Software Fraud Business Mangement Employer-Employee Relationship Mobile Device Content Management Remote Monitoring Machine Learning Education Operating System Government Email Search Engine Computers IT Management Managed IT Employee Business Computing Security Smartphones Telephone Systems Net Neutrality Google Drive Bandwidth Office 365 Windows 7 Hosted Computing Website Malware Software as a Service Managed IT Services Public Cloud Electronic Medical Records Data Storage Microsoft Training Browser Cabling Best Practices Settings Warranty Cables Automation Productivity Smart Tech Technology Blockchain Botnet Upgrade Data Breach Chrome Password Manager Cryptocurrency Voice over Internet Protocol How To Virtualization Efficiency IT Support Servers Data Recovery Network Congestion Internet of Things Outsourced IT Workplace Tips Tools Comparison The Internet of Things Two-factor Authentication Saving Money OneNote Apps Budget Emails Alert Hardware Conferencing Mobile Devices Windows 10 Productivity Digital Signage Identity Theft Communication Cortana Wi-Fi Hacker Small Business Google Docs Mobility Disaster Recovery Encryption Android Cache Collaboration Inventory Telephone System Display Microsoft Office Law Enforcement Millennials App Hackers BDR Remote Worker Office Access Control Server Business Intelligence Tip of the Week Word Router Database GDPR ROI Social Media Users Miscellaneous Cleaning Google Data Protection Quick Tips Facebook Communications Augmented Reality Cybersecurity Document Management Networking Cloud Computing IT Services Scam Cloud Privacy Human Resources Wiring Meetings CES Private Cloud Sports Physical Security Mobile Device Management Business Bring Your Own Device Ransomware Managed Service Provider Innovation Virtual Assistant Connectivity Money Telephony Data Online Staff Smartphone VoIP Health Business Continuity Windows Redundancy Social Hosted Solutions Gadgets Save Money Managing Stress Managed Service Artificial Intelligence Spam Password Spam Blocking Keyboard Network Security Avoiding Downtime Passwords Applications Backup VPN

Newsletter Sign Up