Why shouldn’t people force shutdown their computers?

JOiseau

I know that a forced shutdown (holding down power button until it shuts off) isn’t a good practice but why is that true?

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jimlynch
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This thread has some interesting answers:

http://www.computing.net/answers/windows-xp/computer-forced-shutdown-saf...

Carla Manini
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Pressing restart or Power button while computer is working won't do any serious hardware harm as it would have done in the past. Nowadays computers use new technologies that prevent hard disks from being damaged during such events. 

 

The biggest problem that you might get is software problem. For example if you shut down while doing (installing) some important update, and of course yo ucould lose any unsaved data that you had before the forced shut down.

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