I have Mac Mini and I have encountered times, when EVERYTHING freezes and nothing else has helped than pushing down the power button and just forcing it shut. 1) Does forced shut down damage hard drive? 2) Does forced shut down damage OSx? 3) Does forced shut down weaken Mac enough to cause security damage and allow malicious sides get access? 4) Are there any alternatives to this? Everything's frozen, mouse can't do jack - what should I do? It just sits there, frozen. 5) And, after Forced Shut Down, will running Disk Utility make sure if everything's fine or not?