Very strange - Events didn't quite unfold the way I had described them or had planned, though still keep them in mind.
Ok. The windows I had open when I was writing my last post above, were:
*Firefox i.e. newly opened browser, missing all the tabs I had open.
*windows update i.e. with the restart option displayed, which I had tried after firefox crashed on me and I
had installed a NVIDIA and windows live add-on. I'm being pedandic now!
* Two 'Pictures' windows
I think thats it! Anyway, I closed all the firefox tabs in the browser that was open (not sure if I did 'mutlple tab close' or 'one by one, then close the main firefox window' (importance is probably irrelevant), then I closed the 'pictures' windows.
That is all I did upto that point, so all I had open at this moment was the windows update screen and thats it, which as I was looking at it I thought "that 'restart' button is looking pretty nifty, man I really like that feature I have to push it" (I'm serious
). So what did I do, I pushed it!!!! Man you have no idea....I automatically thought "DOPE..IDIOT".
In the few seconds before the windows restart function could react, firefox automatically opens all by itself and I notice every single tab that had disappeared earlier is loading. I'm thinking to myself "that would be right" and in the few seconds that these events are occurring I lunge towards my keyboard. Now perhaps the laptop could sense eminent death approaching and in an attempt to prevent an otherwise non-laptop initiated self destruct "BSOD" mode, the windows 7 comes up with "this program is preventing it from closing" and displays two buttons.
HMMMMM....which one to choose?
The left button titled "Force shut down", which for the purpose of making others have a laugh as a result of my stupid earlier decision to push that "restart" earlier, I'll call this button I now see 'pill of death' which I think was a yellow.
The right button titled "cancel", I'll call 'Grant continued life' and a red colour is the button I managed to push.
Note to self: Work well under pressure, when not under pressure work is very low grade quality!
And low and behold, the cancel button works like as if I just found a diamond in the desert!!!!!!!!
You little rippa rita!!! Its a miracle! Hallelujah!!
Now from the time the original firefox window automatically closed upto the moment I posted the above post was probably about 10 mins or so. Now I don't know where the disappearing tabs were stored and someone might like to explain, but I'm thinking if its on my computers temp memory, then the last thing I would have wanted to do was shut down the computer.
My advice is to close everything you possibly can, except if you have the windows update screen as one of those windows open, now remember mine is still open and I have firefox open with all my tabs I want. So before I summarise my advice I will post what I have written upto the present moment and then I will use the 'save and quit' function that I have enabled on firefox (I let it display each time I close down firefox).
I'm going to do this, as I don't recall how windows 7 will react and I'm being overly cautious.