Unplugging cords

chimp78

Member
Hi,

I wonder what'd happen if I unplug the desktop tower cord from the power surge or electric outlet? Will I lose what I have in tower? I unplugged the desktop monitor cord from the power surge several times and nothing was lost, but I am not sure about the tower cord. The reason is because I need to move the table around in the room and need to unplug the cords. I am sure nothing will be lost if unplugging tower cord from the power surge or outlet because the table needs to be moved around in the room, something else like moving out of the house, etc if you know what I mean.

Also, what would happen if unplugging the cords from the desktop monitor and tower themselves, not from power surge/outlet? Would everything be lost? Much thanks.
 

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richc46

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Save everything, then turn everything off, using the approved procedure and then you can unplug.
As always, your important stuff should always be backed up. An unexpected improper shut down, and stuff can be lost.
Stuff can be lost for other reasons, too.
 
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chimp78

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Thanks, but are you speaking of first, second, or both questions?

And, what is using the approved procedure?

Thanks again.
 

My Computer

System One

  • Manufacturer/Model
    Dell desktop-XPS
    CPU
    Intel Core 2 Duo-3.00GHz
    Memory
    4.00 GB
    Graphics Card(s)
    NVIDIA Geforce GTX 285
    Hard Drives
    450 GB
    Mouse
    Microsoft
    Keyboard
    Logitech
    Internet Speed
    High Speed Verizon

richc46

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Gold Member
The approved procedure is to shut down, by clicking on shutdown, the way that you usually turn off the computer.
Once the computer is shutdown, you will not lose data by unplugging. If the computer is on, and you unplug, the computer, data can be lost.
 

My Computer

System One

  • Manufacturer/Model
    Dell XPS420
    Memory
    6 gig
    Graphics Card(s)
    ATI Radeon HD3650 256 MB
    Sound Card
    Intergrated 7.1 Channel Audio
    Monitor(s) Displays
    Dell SP2009W 20 inch Flat Panel w Webcam
    Hard Drives
    640 gb
    Cooling
    Fan
    Mouse
    Dell USB 4 button optical
    Keyboard
    Dell USB
    Other Info
    DSL provided by ATT
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