Restarting a Lenovo laptop is often a requirement of installing or uninstalling programs. The process is simple, but there are several different ways to perform a reboot. Rebooting is often referred to as restarting the computer. Other reasons for rebooting are installing updates or hardware, a frozen system and troubleshooting. Rebooting is a process easily mastered by one and all, no matter what their experience level with computers. Rebooting your Lenovo laptop daily will also help with overall performance.
Save all files and close all programs before restarting.
Go to Start > Turn Off Computer > Restart.
If you're running Windows Vista, go to Start. Press the small arrow in the bottom right corner and click "Restart."
Wait for the computer to restart completely. This will include shutting down and rebooting to the desktop screen. Continue to Step 3 for an alternate method.
Press "Ctrl," "Alt" and "Del" simultaneously to open Task Manager. Go to the Shut Down tab. Choose "Restart" and wait for the reboot cycle to complete.
If you can't bring up Task Manager or the Turn Off Computer menu, restart manually.
Hold the power button down until the Lenovo laptop shuts down. This is the circular button at the top left side of your laptop. Don't release until the laptop has completely shut down.
Press, not hold, the power button to restart the laptop.
If you're installing or uninstalling software, hardware or updates, you may be prompted to reboot your computer. If you click "OK" or "Reboot Now," your Lenovo laptop will restart automatically.