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A Simple Windows XP Question?

Discussion in 'Windows XP' started by Jack1000, Sep 22, 2004.

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  1. Jack1000

    Jack1000 Thread Starter

    Feb 4, 2001

    I may be working with Windows XP in the not too distant future. What is all of this that I am hearing about using CTRL+Alt+Delete to START your computer with XP? Can you just start by powering up your drive unit? Are there options to deactivate the CTRL+ALT+DELETE for booting up your computer. How would you restart your computer running XP if it locks up?


  2. Guyzer


    Jul 3, 2004
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    Jack you don't need to do a CTRL+ALT+DELETE to boot up your computer. All you need to do is push the power button just like you do now. I've been using XP since it came out and it has never locked up on me but if it did all I would do is push the reset button. Once you start using it you'll wonder why you didn't ages ago.
  3. DaveBurnett

    DaveBurnett Account Closed

    Nov 11, 2002
    If you have a secure NT based system - and most companies will, one of the things that will happen is that the system will boot up to the log on screen. It then says press ctrl/alt/delete to Logon with your own ID. It should also drop back to this posititon if the screen saver kicks in. Under normal use, or if the system locks up, the ctrl/alt/delete combination brings up the Task Manager from where a restart is one of the possibilities.
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