When I'm not using the computer, should I shut down the whole thing? Let's say I'm at home, and I know I'll be checking in on the style forum a couple of times that night over a period of 7 hours. Is it wise to not shut down the whole computer, but leave it on and then connect to the internet when i want to check in. Somebody told me this is bad for the hard drive of the computer. So, even if I knew I wanted to go back onto the internet in an hour, I should always turn the computer off. And, right now, whenever I do get off the internet, I need to hit the reboot key on the computer. Before, when I shut closed the webpage, it would ask if I wanted to be on the internet. It no longer does, so I need to reboot or otherwise my phone line would get all tied up. Does anybody know what happened, and how I can get off the internet without rebooting the computer? Any help to this issue would also be greatly appreciated.
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4/8/05 at 6:29am