Does force Shut Down do damage to your PC?

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So, does forcing shut down or hard shut down do any damage to your pc?

And what does hard shut down even mean?

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Well, thanks for being curious about this though, we’re going to reveal everything here for you.

For those who don’t know what “Hard shut down” is, It basically means you’re turning it off by directly disconnecting from power source, or by pressing power button for a certain amount of time.

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What are the effects of this?

It won’t damage your hardware though, for starters. But if you had opened your files or working on your data and you did a force shutdown, there’s a huge chance that those data will be corrupted and become unusable.

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That’s not all, of course.

If you’re using HDD on your system, when a power loss happens, to keep the other data safe and to prevent a head crash, it’ll bring it’s actuator to parking zone with a loud audible bang sound [You can actually track how many times it happened on your HDD by checking S.M.A.R.T. parameter “Power-off retract Count”]. It’s definitely bad for the lifespan of HDD. Imagine after so many Power-off retracts the read head has misaligned and your drive became unreadable.

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Power-off Retract count shows value in HEX [default]
So, we explained the effects, now it’s your time not to repeat the mistakes you have done before. Do not force shut down your PC while you can.

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