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How to Perform an Emergency Restart on Windows 10 PC

If you are getting into such circumstances that the operating system or apps are hanging or freezing, you may have to shut down and restart Windows very quickly. Instead of performing a hard restart (reboot), performing an Emergency Restart could be helpful. Here this tutorial will show you how to do it.

Perform an Emergency Restart forcing Windows 10 to reboot immediately

Emergency Restart is a hidden feature in Windows 10 that allows you to force an immediate reboot, if your PC is not responding or if you cannot normally restart your computer, do as follows:

Step 1: Press the Ctrl+Alt+Delete keys to bring the security options screen.

Open security options screen

Step 2: Press and hold down the Ctrl key on the keyboard, then click the Power icon at the bottom-right corner.

Emergency Restart Windows 10

Step 3: Windows will warn you that it will perform the emergency restart. Click OK to do it.

Click OK to do a emergency restart.

Windows 10 will force the PC to immediately shut down without saving your work you’re doing, and then boot back up into Windows.