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Safest way to restart PC on BSOD?

post #1 of 7
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Hi guys, so im OC'ing my CPU and have disabled automatic restart if a BSOD occurs so i can read the error code. Anyway, once the BSOD appears, what is the best way to restart the system? Do i just press the power button or what?

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post #2 of 7
Do you have a reset button on your case,use that.
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post #3 of 7
Uhm...just turn it off and back on? That's what I do anyways. There's really no other way lol
post #4 of 7
Turn off, turn on. Unplug, replug, power on. Disassemble and reassemble. Whatever turns it on, really.
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post #5 of 7
your running an ssd as a boot drive? really no harm in doing a hard shutdown
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post #6 of 7
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Ok guys . Yeah the ssd is boot drive. I will just use the reset button then. Thanks!
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OSMonitorKeyboardPower
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post #7 of 7
If you have a custom case with a power button and reset button, use the reset button... if its an OEM case, the power button is the only option you have and to turn it off, hold the button in till it shuts off, wait 5seconds, then turn it back on.
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