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what does reset do to the harddrive

Discussion in 'Hardware' started by bb, Oct 12, 2003.

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  1. bb

    bb Thread Starter

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    What does it do to the hard drive when you use reset? Does it cause damage to the drive? If it is locked but you can move the mouse does it damage the drive?

    Would really like to know.
    Thanks
     
  2. dzones

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    really the only time you need to worry about resetting is when the system is accessing the hard drive at the time of reset. It is never recommended to do one but sometimes there is no choice.
    if you are having to reset your pc cause of lockups you really need to have that looked at.
    When you say the drive is locked but the mouse will move...what exactly do you mean? do you get a message? can you not access anything at all?
     
  3. bb

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    I don't get a message and when I hit control-alt-delete nothing happens. The mouse will still move but thats it!
     
  4. Rusty1952

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    no, it doesn't damage the hard disk. It can cause you to lose data though and corrupt files when you don't properly use the shutdown feature of the OS. Window's doesn't like that !!
     
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