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Safe Mode - A Poem
Typing along, and
Halfway through an important file,
The computer freezes
As if touched by Jack Frost.
Wiggle the mouse, Ctrl-Alt-Delete,
All efforts in vain to save the work.
The power button held down
Goes dimmer, then dead.
A sigh escapes, unbidden
Staring at the now-black screen.
A moment or two waiting
And then the session starts anew.
"Windows did not shut down properly"
"You don't say," a snide comeback,
But just to be sure, safe mode
Is chosen and a virus scan run.
The scan can take hours,
And that's in regular mode.
But this mode is safe, so
It takes longer to run.
Waiting and watching the text slip by
As each file is checked for
What caused your computer
To crash and freeze and die.
Find the cause and
Eliminate the threat.
A simple restart and
The dead live again.