4 May 2006

Stupid PC case design

There are so many stupid PC design decisions, but this one is obviously made by a fellow that has no children. You can see the problem in our previous post (back in August), namely a big lit power button on the front of the box.
Luckily, the solution is pretty easy. Go to Control Panel/Power options, select the advanced tab, and where you are asked "When I press the power button on my computer:" select "Do Nothing".
You can still turn the silly thing off when it freezes by holding the power button down for 10 seconds, but the baby initiated shutdown will be stopped. (Unless they get to the actual power cords and wall switches!)

This post is inspired by a Rose initiated shudown on a PC I hadn't fixed yet.

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