I acted too quickly today and now I need help in restarting my computer. I hope this is the right section for posting this.
I have a Dell Inspirion laptop with Windows XP.
My computer wanted to do automatic updates and I clicked "restart later" because I didn't have time for the process (famous last words - smile).
I then clicked Start > Shut Down and the computer started going through the motions to shut down. It got to that last screen that said "windows is shutting down" and I hastily closed the laptop before it had completed that action.
Now I cannot restart the computer. I fear that this is because the system did not get to complete the shutdown process.
Is there some way to restart the computer now? Some little known trick for which I will be greatful to learn? Something I can try that doesn't include giving this one up for dead and buying a new one?
Thanks for anything you can share!