That there is no need to turn off and on your pc everyday. That you should let it stay on all the time. Someone actually told me there computers have been on for over 5 years (shutting down only during lightning storms, or program installation restarts). He actually told me if you power up and down your actually killing the pc and it will not function for a longer period of years because of the surge of electricity that hits the hardware when you press that ole power/restart button.
I personally have taken this into consideration and am now leaving my pc on at all times... EVERY DAY AND NIGHT! My Xp has a standby mode, and a hibernation mode that sets in when I don't use my pc. Okay I have no idea if when you have standby or hibernation mode this leaving on your pc bit has any effect. Because I do not know if when it goes into standby or hibernation, if that is considered a restart or power off.
So I leave you all to post your comments about this topic which is rarely heard of by beginners and the intermediate alike. Things like hardware life expectancy, and overall pc lifespan are supposedly shortened by turning on and off your pc everyday. They say to leave them on at all times! Is that why we may pass a buisness place on the street at 3am and still see they have there computers on? Should we be leaving them on, and what difference does it make? What settings should be applied/disabled (standby, hibernation)?
I'll let the masters answer these questions for us all. As we need enlightenment on such an unspoken topic.
Please leave your posts in regards to this topic. All are welcome!
Edited by superstar, 22 March 2006 - 11:31 AM.