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    Unplugging the computer when moving

    Hi,

    All of the wiring connected to my computer is a big mess. I am going to have untangle the wires and put sets of wires into cable holders to make things neat. Now, is it best to unplug my computer when I begin this task? And if so, , will the unplugging cause me to lose my current computer settings?

    Thank you very much.

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    If the computer is not turned on, you don't need to unplug it, but it may be easier to do so, as it may help with the untangling. There is no risk,at all, in unplugging the computer.
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    Thank you ruirib for your response. It was very helpful.

    I am looking at all of those wires and it's driving me crazy. I have a job ahead of me.

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    You're welcome. I know how awful all those wires can be. Have fun .
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    That's one of the reason I went to wireless keyboard and mouse when I was using a desktop. It was often very difficult to control the "mess" behind the PC/desk. Even the Bios will not be affected by unplugging the PC because it has it's own non volatile memory and battery. Just be sure the PC is turned off when you unplug it. The OS itself will not even know the PC has been unplugged.

    Many users do not have UPC type devices or voltage spike protection and consequently unplug their PCs when storms are in the area, especially if their area is prone to these electrical storms that cause spikes and brown outs, etc. A lot depends on the electrical service in your area.
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    I set up a motion detector camera behind mine to try to catch whatever is tangling up my wires..
    Nothing yet..
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    Quote Originally Posted by Banyarola View Post
    I set up a motion detector camera behind mine to try to catch whatever is tangling up my wires..
    Nothing yet..
    It must be something. Keep us posted lol

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