How can I recover from a frozen full-screen game without completely turning off power to the computer

Q: How can I recover from a frozen full-screen game without completely turning off power to the computer?

A: Try the following. If pressing and holding alt+tab does not minimize the game, but shows the taskbar, you are better off. Try pressing and holding ctrl+alt+del for some time. then press alt+e (this solution assumes that task manager has been opened and has highlighted the game as a task. When you press alt+e, and sometimes enter, it enters the command to kill the process. If this still does not work, try pressing the power button briefly. Your computer should go to standby or hibernate. Press the power button again and it should show the logon screen. Log in into another account, start the task manager, and kill the game from that account.

NOTE: HARD COMPUTER RESTART (ACPI BY PRESSING AND HOLDING THE POWER BUTTON) IS EXTREMELY DANGEROUS, AND ALWAYS LEADS TO LOSS OF DATA OR HARD DRIVE CRASH. NEVER PRESS AND HOLD THE POWER BUTTON. BEFOREHAND, FIND OUT WHERE THE RESET BUTTON ON THE COMPUTER IS. PRESSING THE RESET BUTTON DOES NOT DISCONNECT THE POWER TO THE HARD DRIVE, AND MAY BE LESS DANGEROUS TO YOUR HARD DRIVE.



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