Laptops are computer replacement devices that are now widely used by many people to support their activities. Starting from work, study, and other daily activities. Nothing wrong if a laptop can be regarded as a substitute for a computer. The mobility of laptops that can be taken anywhere with functions that are almost the same as computers, makes laptops much ogled by many people.
Sometimes, when we are using a laptop, problems arise that make your work on the laptop have to be delayed. The problems in question start from laptops that hang, software crashes, corrupt drivers, and other problems. Usually, these problems can be solved by directly pressing the power button and holding it for a few seconds until the laptop turns off.
However, turning off the laptop in this way is the wrong action, especially if it is done often. Many risks will occur if you turn off the laptop in this way. Turning off the laptop by pressing the power button can cause damage to laptop components, from a damaged motherboard to corrupted software.
Therefore, a safer way if your laptop has problems is to restart it. In some cases, for example when a laptop experiences a BSOD (Blue Screen of Death), the laptop will display an error message before restarting itself. However, if the problem that occurs occurs when you are using a laptop and the BSOD error message does not appear, you are still lucky because you can still access other menus on the operating system installed on your laptop. Although, the function of your mouse will be limited because sometimes problems on the laptop can cause the cursor to stutter.
Therefore, you need to know how to restart the laptop with the keyboard. You can also do this method if your mouse suddenly gets stuck or is damaged.
Indeed, what are the advantages of restarting the laptop with the keyboard? Here are the advantages:
- Simple. Restarting the laptop with the keyboard shortens your time to click this and that. For those who are computer savvy, they can even do it with just one press.
- As a solution if your mouse is stuck, damaged, or affected by a laptop hang.
On this occasion, we provide information about how to restart a laptop with a keyboard. You can use this method on various brands of laptops, from HP, Sony, Asus, Toshiba, Acer, Lenovo, Compaq, Dell, and other brands. Here is the information for you:
1. Press Alt+F4
How to restart the laptop with the first keyboard is actually almost the same as how to turn off the laptop with the keyboard. That is, you can simply press ALT+F4 together, then a selection will appear. Well, the difference is that you don’t choose to shut down, but restart. Finally, press ENTER, then your laptop will restart itself automatically.
2. Press Ctrl + Alt + Del
The first method we mentioned above is actually pretty quick to do. However, if you are opening a lot of software, the key combination will actually close the open software before switching to the shutdown option. Well, this second method takes less time than the first way. You simply press CTRL + ALT + DEL, then an option will appear in the lower right corner. Select “Restart”, and then your laptop will restart by itself.
3. Start Menu
How to restart a laptop with this one keyboard is actually the most common way. You will restart the laptop from the Start Menu. However, this time you use the keyboard to navigate. For Windows 7, press the “Windows” key on the keyboard, then press the right directional key 2 times, select Restart by pressing the up directional key. As for Windows 8, press Windows+C, then navigate to the “Power” icon, then select Restart.
4. Other Key Combinations
In addition to the three methods above, you can restart your laptop by pressing the keyboard key combination for each OS. For laptops running Windows XP, use the following key combinations:
- Start + R
- Alt + F4 + R
Meanwhile, for laptops with Windows 7 installed, you can use the following key combinations:
- Start > Right 2 times > R
- Alt + F4 > R > Enter
5. Windows Run
This one method can be applied to all variants of Windows, both Windows XP, 7, to Windows 10. You can take advantage of the Windows Run feature to restart the laptop with the keyboard. To do this, press Windows key + R, then type “shutdown -r” (without the quotes), and finally press the Enter key. Next, your laptop will restart itself.
6. Command Prompt
This method can also be applied to all variants of Windows, from Windows XP to Windows 10, because we will use the Command Prompt feature as a way to restart the laptop with the keyboard. To do this, press Windows key + R, type “cmd” (without the quotes, and press the Enter key. Next in the Command Prompt window, type “shutdown -r” (without the quotes) and end by pressing the Enter key.
Hmmmmm, before doing the methods that we have mentioned above, first pay attention to the things below before restarting the laptop:
- Make sure all software running on your laptop is closed. If it is not closed, there is a risk of losing the data that you processed on the software if you force a ‘force restart’ when restarting the laptop. Because restarting the laptop is the same as turning off the laptop, which is to disable all data processing processes in the operating system.
- Do not leave the flash drive, USB or anything connected to the laptop before turning it off. Including removing the CD in the laptop’s CD Drive.
- If you previously accessed the internet, we recommend clearing your surfing history or cache. Cache that accumulates can make the laptop slow down over time. How to clear internet cache we have discussed earlier on this site.
- Try not to immediately turn off the laptop by pressing the power button, if it is not too critical.
- While loading to restart, wait patiently.
- If your laptop really hangs and does not respond to any input, you should do how to turn off the laptop hang.
By paying attention to the things above before restarting the laptop, you can save time when restarting the laptop. In essence, almost all of the ways to restart a laptop with a keyboard that we discussed above are alternative ways of using the usual way of using mouse navigation. Fortunately again, all of the above methods can be applied by everyone because of their convenience. This alternative method can be applied especially for those of you who are computer savvy or when the mouse that you connect to the laptop is having problems and cannot be used to restart the computer in the traditional way.
Thus all the information we can convey about how to restart a laptop with a keyboard. For those of you who are used to working with laptops with a high level of mobility, restarting the laptop with the keyboard can help your work. In addition to time effectiveness and flexibility, those of you who are “lazy” enough to move don’t even need to move your mouse to restart the laptop through the operating system. This method only applies to laptops or computers with the Windows operating system.