Can a Hard Reboot Really Wreck Your Computer?

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We’ve all been there: a crashed or frozen system that won’t respond to keyboard or mouse input, forcing you to perform a hard reboot with the power button. But hard reboots can be scary — cutting off power to your machine doesn’t seem safe, does it? — and you may be wondering if this is okay to do. To set your mind at ease, we’ll explain what happens during a hard reboot, why the hard reboot option still exists, and whether or not this can damage your system. If you just want the answer without context, skip down to the last…

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