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18th Jul '16 1:17:14 PM rcmerod52
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* Slipped in for laughs in ''VideoGame/BlackMesa'', by a scientist who suggests to a guard whose computer has hit a blue-screen, "Try hitting Control-Alt-Delete". This in particular is aimed at the original ''VideoGame/HalfLife1'' where said guard is using a computer like he's typing, but its monitor has bluescreened.

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* Slipped in for laughs in ''VideoGame/BlackMesa'', by a scientist who suggests to a guard whose computer has hit a blue-screen, "Try hitting Control-Alt-Delete". [[note]]Hitting Ctrl-Alt-Del while on a blue screen in Windows 9x will reboot the system. On Windows NT the system automatically reboots on a blue screen by default.[[/note]] This in particular is aimed at the original ''VideoGame/HalfLife1'' where said guard is using a computer like he's typing, but its monitor has bluescreened.
16th Apr '16 11:53:08 PM HiddenWindshield
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* [[http://xkcd.com/806/ This]] ''Webcomic/{{Xkcd}}'' comic.

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* [[http://xkcd.com/806/ This]] ''Webcomic/{{Xkcd}}'' comic.comic shows what happens if you take this too far. There ''are'' problems that can't be solved by rebooting.
16th Apr '16 11:43:05 PM HiddenWindshield
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* ''Series/BabylonFive'': Done along with resetting the command codes as a precaution after the station [[spoiler: seceded from the Earth Alliance]]. Unexpectedly, this ''caused'' a minor problem in the form of the activation of the station's dormant ([[RememberTheNewGuy and long-forgotten]]) AI. The station's dormant, long-forgotten, and ''[[AIIsACrapShoot very obnoxious]]'' AI -- voiced by Harlan Ellison, in one of the show's more delightful TruthInTelevision moments -- which they had to spend the rest of the episode [[WhatMeasureIsANonhuman disabling]]. The CrowningMomentOfFunny is when Garibaldi takes out his PPG and shoots the last computer running the AI.

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* ''Series/BabylonFive'': Done along with This is the last step in resetting the command codes as a precaution codes, which was needed after the [[spoiler:the station [[spoiler: seceded from the Earth Alliance]]. Unexpectedly, this ''caused'' a minor problem in the form of the activation of the station's dormant ([[RememberTheNewGuy and long-forgotten]]) AI. The station's dormant, a long-forgotten, and ''[[AIIsACrapShoot very obnoxious]]'' AI -- voiced completely obnoxious, personality program[[note]]voiced by Harlan Ellison, Creator/HarlanEllison, in one of the show's more delightful TruthInTelevision moments -- {{truth in television}} moments[[/note]], which they had to spend the rest of the episode [[WhatMeasureIsANonhuman disabling]]. The CrowningMomentOfFunny is when disabling. Special mention goes to Garibaldi takes out his PPG and getting so fed up with it he shoots the last computer running speaker in the AI.elevator.
1st Jan '16 5:14:33 PM FordPrefect
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* In ''Series/StargateSG1'', In the Episode "Solitudes", Carter reboots the Beta Gate's DHD to try & get a connection, which fails to her dismay. However, this causes a seismic vibration, that ultimately leads to her & Jack O'Neill being rescued by the SGC.

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* In ''Series/StargateSG1'', In the Episode "Solitudes", Carter reboots the Beta Gate's DHD to try & get a connection, which fails to her dismay. However, this causes a seismic vibration, that which ultimately leads to her & Jack O'Neill being rescued by the SGC.
20th Nov '15 10:05:14 PM Jeff-R
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* In ''WesternAnimation/PeppaPig'', this is Daddy Pig's go-to way of fixing almost anything run by a computer including Mr. Dog's car wash.
4th Nov '15 6:02:37 AM rcmerod52
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Whenever technology misbehaves, restarting or power cycling it usually solves the problem.

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Whenever technology misbehaves, restarting or power cycling it usually solves the problem.
problem. This is TruthInTelevision, as is explained [[http://www.howtogeek.com/173760/htg-explains-why-does-rebooting-a-computer-fix-so-many-problems/ here]].
10th Oct '15 9:25:59 PM jormis29
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* Slipped in for laughs in ''VideoGame/BlackMesa'', by a scientist who suggests to a guard whose computer has hit a blue-screen, "Try hitting Control-Alt-Delete?". This in particular is aimed at the original ''VideoGame/HalfLife1'' where said guard is using a computer like he's typing, but its monitor has bluescreened.

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* Slipped in for laughs in ''VideoGame/BlackMesa'', by a scientist who suggests to a guard whose computer has hit a blue-screen, "Try hitting Control-Alt-Delete?".Control-Alt-Delete". This in particular is aimed at the original ''VideoGame/HalfLife1'' where said guard is using a computer like he's typing, but its monitor has bluescreened.
10th Oct '15 9:25:37 PM jormis29
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* Slipped in for laughs in ''VideoGame/BlackMesa'', by a scientist who suggests to a guard whose computer has hit a blue-screen, "Have you tried pushing Control-Alt-Delete?". This in particular is aimed at the original ''VideoGame/HalfLife1'' where said guard is using a computer like he's typing, but its monitor has bluescreened.

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* Slipped in for laughs in ''VideoGame/BlackMesa'', by a scientist who suggests to a guard whose computer has hit a blue-screen, "Have you tried pushing "Try hitting Control-Alt-Delete?". This in particular is aimed at the original ''VideoGame/HalfLife1'' where said guard is using a computer like he's typing, but its monitor has bluescreened.
10th Oct '15 9:20:58 PM jormis29
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* Slipped in for laughs in the remake of ''Half-Life'', by a scientist who suggests to a guard whose computer has hit a blue-screen, "Have you tried pushing Control-Alt-Delete?". This in particular is aimed at the original game where said guard is using a computer like he's typing, but its monitor has bluescreened.

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* Slipped in for laughs in the remake of ''Half-Life'', ''VideoGame/BlackMesa'', by a scientist who suggests to a guard whose computer has hit a blue-screen, "Have you tried pushing Control-Alt-Delete?". This in particular is aimed at the original game ''VideoGame/HalfLife1'' where said guard is using a computer like he's typing, but its monitor has bluescreened.
10th Oct '15 9:08:12 PM Sark0TAG
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* Slipped in for laughs in the remake of ''Half-Life'', by a scientist who suggests to a guard whose computer has hit a blue-screen, "Have you tried pushing Control-Alt-Delete?". This in particular is aimed at the original game where said guard is using a computer like he's typing, but its monitor has bluescreened.
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