When using a computer at home, it is important to turn it on and off correctly.
Every computer is a bit different, but starting up is a multi-step process on most computers.
- If the computer is plugged into a power strip, check to make sure that the strip is plugged into the wall and turned on.
- Turn on the computer; the power button lights up green to indicate that the computer is powering up, also called booting up.
- Turn on the monitor; the monitor’s power button is usually just below the screen.
Give the computer time to go through the process of booting up – this make take a few minutes. The computer is ready to use when the desktop is visible.Safe Shut Down >>