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unpluging my pc

Discussion in 'Earlier Versions of Windows' started by CHUNKYLAD, Dec 1, 2001.

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  1. CHUNKYLAD

    CHUNKYLAD Thread Starter

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    just some advice
    is it safe to leave my pc on all the time i leave the hard-drive on and un plug everything else (mon,scan.print,etc)
    in the week i have it on all day(8amto 10pm)but at the weekend i download mp3,films and would like to leave it on all night dose anybody recommend this?
    thanx
     
  2. SavvyLady

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    I'm not sure I understand why you are asking this question but will try to answer it.
    If you have a good firewall up it should be safe to leave on ...... ( thinking you have a cable connection)...but not understanding why you feel the need to cut everything else off.
    Hopefully your pc has a good cooling system & that you run virus protection thats been updated on a regular basis. You should also do the maintenace, clean up the cache & run scandisk & defrag...........then a shutdown for a rest......occasionally

    If you're doing this ...all should be fine.

    Savvy :)
     
  3. Davey7549

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    CHUNKYLAD
    Some people leave there units on 24/7 and others allow the power management features to control the amount of resources
    left on. With my units I shut down and turn off all items after I am done using. I do this because as with any electronics item failures can occur and could cause damage or worse yet a fire. Another thought would be electrical storms or power losses. I do leave my computer on occasionally if I have maintenance that requires a long overnight run or have an extremely large download.
    Another reason some leave their units on is for scheduled maintenance runs through a task scheduler set to kick off late at night or after work hours.
    Just my two cents.
    Dave
     
  4. Davey7549

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    Good Morning Savvy did not realize you had posted.
    Dave
     
  5. SavvyLady

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    Good morning Dave...... two heads are always better than one :)

    Savvy :)
     
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