How to Restart Your Asus Laptop in 5 Steps
Asus computers are great, but they are not perfect, and sometimes your laptop may freeze and become unusable. Fortunately, you can usually just restart the laptop to get it back to normal and then continue what you were doing before the freeze happened. Here’s how to restart your Asus laptop in 5 steps!
Step 1: Check if power adapter is connected
Before you try any of these methods, check if your power adapter is properly connected to your laptop. If it isn’t, connect it first. Then switch on your computer and see if it starts running normally. This is one of those simple fixes that you can try before moving on to more complicated methods. If you are using a wireless mouse or keyboard, make sure they are also charged and connected properly. If you do not see an improvement, move on to step 2.
Step 2: Shut down with keyboard shortcuts
To shut down your computer with keyboard shortcuts, you must first identify what key it is. This can vary depending on your make and model of laptop, but often it’s one of these three keys: Windows + S, Windows + U or Shift + F4. When you’ve identified your key (or combination of keys), hold them down together while pressing and holding down the power button until it turns off. Some systems might require you to wait a few seconds before pressing both buttons. If so, read up on your computer’s manual or search online for instructions specific to your device—as mentioned above, every system is different. You can also restart a laptop by holding its physical power button until it turns off.
Step 3: Press and hold down power button for 30 seconds
After you have held down Fn and F8, you can now press and hold down your laptop’s power button for approximately 30 seconds. When you release, if will reboot into a basic clean slate install of Windows. In most cases, Windows should detect that there is no operating system installed and ask if you would like to install one. If it doesn’t do that right away, restart your computer again.
Step 4: Remove battery and replace it
Disconnect your power supply and remove your battery. This should be done only if you have recently dropped your laptop or it has been accidentally submerged into water or any other liquid. Place a towel on a flat surface and put both your battery and laptop on top of it. Let them sit for about 15 minutes so that any moisture that might have leaked inside can escape through ventilation ports and small openings where parts meet. In some cases, parts of your laptop might need to be removed (like memory cards) before they can dry properly, while others should remain connected during drying period (like keyboard). If you’re not sure whether certain part needs to stay wet or dry, do not take chances – better safe than sorry!
Step 5: Wait 30 seconds and try turning on again
Sometimes, a restart is all that’s needed to get your laptop working again. For example, sometimes Windows will inexplicably hang up while you’re browsing. To fix it, simply reboot your machine by pressing and holding down F8 on startup. While most people assume that a cold boot means turning off and then on again, sometimes just restarting your computer is enough—which saves a significant amount of time during troubleshooting.