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Won't boot. Power outage while running. HD Short DST check...

Q: Won't boot. Power outage while running. HD Short DST check...

PC was running great. Dog tripped over cord and unplugged it while it was running. Now won't boot. I had just run a chkdsk and everything was fine...no bad sectors, etc. Now get error message "Hard Disk Short DST Check: Failed" Cannot get boot sequence to go to my USB recovery to try to recover. I suspect damage is to boot sector and not to the actual hard disk. How can I get the PC to boot from the USB? Failure ID: 60DPTG-0087D-9XPJXF-60QX03. Is this drive 'shot' or can it be recovered AND can it be recovered with all my files still intact? Please advise. Many thanks.

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Preferred Solution: Won't boot. Power outage while running. HD Short DST check...

I recommend downloading and running Reimage. It's a computer repair tool that has been proven to identify and fix many Windows problems with a high level of success.

I've used it in the past to identify and fix everything from blue screens (BSOD's), ActiveX errors, corrupt files and processes, dll/exe/sys errors, recover lost memory, Windows update problems, defragging, malware removal etc.

You can download it direct from this link http://downloadreimage.com/download.php. (This link will automatically start a download of Reimage that you can save to your computer.)

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We lost power briefly at home yesterday and one of my two PCs won't restart. I mean it's truly dead. Pushing the start button does nothing. This happened about a year ago and I was able to restart it after a half day. This time - nada.... Any thoughts??
 

A:short power outage - PC is dead!

Shop for a P/S, it's the most likely suspect. If both of them have compatible power supplies, I'd try the other one, that way you'll be sure.
 

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Hey,

when I turned on my computer, it first made some weird ticking noise and didn't boot saying - Please install Gigabyte Xpress Recovery 2. A few hours earlier the power went out (the computer wasn't on), but when we reset the main power switch the power went on again.
I put the Gigabyte CD in, got the options "Backup" or "Reboot", but I apparently didn't have enough hdd space for the backup. After a reboot or 4 everything miraculously worked again.
Any idea what the hell happenned? I got pretty scared that my MoBo or hdd was dead.

The problem now - I tried if everything worked again, but when the game "Trackmania Nations Forever" loaded, I got a BSoD which says -
STOP: 0x0000008E (0xC0000005, 0xBF17FBE2, 0xB2C07A7C, 0x00000000)
nv4_disp.dll - Address BF17FBE2 base at BF012000

I reboot, try Fifa09, works fine. I try WoW, works fine aswell, but ater 10 minutes I got the same BSoD. Is something broken?

(Not sure if this is in the right section, but it seemed hardware related to me)
 

A:Solved: BSoD's after short power outage (while gaming?)

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Hello everyone! I hope that I'm not annoying anyone, but I would really appreciate some help. I'm not a computer expert, though I know the basics so I'll try to explain the best I can what happened.

Yesterday, there was a short power outage which caused my computer to force shut down. When I turned it on, the screen resolution was off, so I managed to fix it by hardware (the auto button on my monitor) since software-based fixing didn't work (which has managed to solve this problem in the past, at least I think it was the same problem). Anyway, after I did this, the icons were strange; bigger than usual, not e.g. 128x128 but rather 140x128 (that isn't the exact size but they were higher than they were wide). This is quite annoying. The circular icons have become ovals and the square icons have become rectangular. I have tried every option I could find on google but nothing directly refers to my problem.

I know this isn't a major problem but it's just very annoying.
By the way, the same thing has, I think, happened to the taskbar as well. It's harder to tell with things other than icons, but it's visible. So basically, everything is slightly higher than wider than it should be, not only the icons.

I would really appreciate the help. If any further info is needed, I'll be glad to provide it as much as I can.

Thanks again!

Picture of the problem:
Yes, I know it's barely visible, but after some time spent on the computer....

A:Problem: Screen has slightly warped since short power outage.

The icons seems fine. Perhaps the resolution is stretched. Have you checked the screen res?

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I was running disk check for Windows 7, and the power cutout due to a neighborhood issue....
I am curious if this is going to mess up my system or not??
Please respond with helpful, adult replies, and thanks in advance!!

A:Power Outage during disk check??

It shouldn't, Does your computer start back up? Have you tried running diskchk again?
SSD or HDD?
More info would help a great deal.

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I was running disk check for Windows 7, and the power cutout due to a neighborhood issue....
I am curious if this is going to mess up my system or not??
Please respond with helpful, adult replies, and thanks in advance!!

A:Power Outage during disk check??

It shouldn't, Does your computer start back up? Have you tried running diskchk again?
SSD or HDD?
More info would help a great deal.

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Plz forgive me if this isn't the right forum to post this question.Its both a hardware and software query..

I recently re-verified the Novice part in my name wherein I accidentally flipped a switch that controlled the outlet that my power strip was on.. and made an ever dumber mistake by quickly flipping the same switch back "on."

My desktop is connected to a power strip, a pretty old one, that's suppose to act as surge protection.

I tried to start the desktop back up, but it was clear that the while the PSU was fine, the hard drive and the Mobo seemed to be experiencing difficulties. The screen was just blank with little to no indication of life. I manually turned off the desktop and restarted it twice in the same fashion. When nothing came up, I turned off the PSU to dissipate any remaining charges.

After turning the PSU again, the mobo (asus) finally reappeared and everything loaded, including the OS (XP Pro). Firefox reloaded everything from cache, so apparently nothing (software wise) seemed askew. I did notice the Quick Launch bar was missing, so I'm guessing my windows profile might have been affected slightly..

My question - aside from Window's HD error check (full 5 out of 5, the type that runs before the OS loaded) what other check-ups should I do to test if my desktop was damaged by my accidental self inflicted power outage?

Any hardware checks? Software-wise? OS-wise?

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Just got power on, when somebody looks at the log please give me the good, bad, or boring news, thank you.

Heres the log:

Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.2
Scan saved at 4:44:10 AM, on 1/10/2008
Platform: Windows Vista (WinNT 6.00.1904)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v7.00 (7.00.6000.16575)
Boot mode: Normal

Running processes:
C:\Windows\system32\Dwm.exe
C:\Windows\system32\taskeng.exe
C:\Windows\Explorer.EXE
C:\Program Files\Trend Micro\AntiVirus 2007\tavui.exe
C:\Program Files\Windows Defender\MSASCui.exe
C:\hp\support\hpsysdrv.exe
C:\Program Files\Hewlett-Packard\On-Screen OSD Indicator\OSD.exe
C:\Windows\RtHDVCpl.exe
C:\Program Files\HP\HP Software Update\hpwuSchd2.exe
C:\Program Files\Java\jre1.6.0_03\bin\jusched.exe
C:\Windows\System32\rundll32.exe
C:\Program Files\Zune\ZuneLauncher.exe
C:\Program Files\iTunes\iTunesHelper.exe
C:\Windows\System32\rundll32.exe
C:\Program Files\Webroot\Spy Sweeper\SpySweeperUI.exe
C:\Windows\ehome\ehtray.exe
C:\Program Files\Windows Media Player\wmpnscfg.exe
C:\Program Files\Kodak\Kodak EasyShare software\bin\EasyShare.exe
C:\Windows\ehome\ehmsas.exe
C:\Windows\system32\wbem\unsecapp.exe
C:\hp\kbd\kbd.exe
C:\Program Files\Internet Explorer\iexplore.exe
C:\Program Files\Internet Explorer\IEUser.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Microsoft Shared\Windows Live\WLLoginProxy.exe
C:\Program Files\Trend Micro\AntiVirus 2007\TAVScan.exe
C:\Program Files\Trend Micro\HijackThis\HijackThis.exe

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A:Little check-up after power outage (HJT LOG Included)

Alright some more paranoia of what I have seen through the history of others using this computer drag me to post yet another Hijack This Log, I know by now people must be getting sick of it, but so am I, so after this Log I will do something to try and reduce the amount of check-ups I give you guys, I apologize for any thing my paranoia is getting in the way of. Heres the log:
Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.2
Scan saved at 10:07:19 PM, on 1/11/2008
Platform: Windows Vista (WinNT 6.00.1904)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v7.00 (7.00.6000.16575)
Boot mode: Normal

Running processes:
C:\Windows\system32\Dwm.exe
C:\Windows\Explorer.EXE
C:\Windows\system32\taskeng.exe
C:\Program Files\Trend Micro\AntiVirus 2007\tavui.exe
C:\Program Files\Windows Defender\MSASCui.exe
C:\hp\support\hpsysdrv.exe
C:\Program Files\Hewlett-Packard\On-Screen OSD Indicator\OSD.exe
C:\Windows\RtHDVCpl.exe
C:\Program Files\HP\HP Software Update\hpwuSchd2.exe
C:\Program Files\Java\jre1.6.0_03\bin\jusched.exe
C:\Windows\System32\rundll32.exe
C:\Program Files\Zune\ZuneLauncher.exe
C:\Program Files\iTunes\iTunesHelper.exe
C:\Program Files\Webroot\Spy Sweeper\SpySweeperUI.exe
C:\Windows\ehome\ehtray.exe
C:\Program Files\Windows Media Player\wmpnscfg.exe
C:\Program Files\Kodak\Kodak EasyShare software\bin\EasyShare.exe
C:\Windows\System32\rundll32.exe
C:\Windows\ehome\ehmsas.exe
C:\Windows\system32\wbem\unsecapp.exe
C:\Program Files\Internet Explorer\ieuser.exe
C:\hp\kbd\kbd.exe
C:\Program Files\Trend Micro\An... Read more

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Hey,

Apparently I fell asleep in front of my computer around 1 am (<.<) and when I woke up around 3 or 4 am, the power was out. I turned off the switch on my psu and just went to bed.

I just got up now and saw the electricity was back, so I turned on my PC. It said windows was not shut down properly, so I just went about starting Windows normally and didn't receive any errors afterwards. I restarted it a couple times, then powered down completely, turned off the switch again, and then discharged the motherboard's capacitors.

My question, I know power outages can be pretty damaging. Do you have a checklist of things I should check for, in terms of damages?

When I fell asleep in front of the comp, the only program running on the computer was an instant messaging app, so I'm pretty sure the HDD should be fine, but I will be running Drive Fitness Test/Western Digital Lifeguard, but I'd really like to know if I should run any other tests or procedures to see if any component (from the psu to the cpu) was damaged in any way.

Any tips are appreciated
 

A:Power Outage, What Components Should I Check?

If it boots up fine when you turn the machine on then you may have been lucky and no damage has been caused. The most obvious cause of damage after a power surge would be the machine not booting, or creating errors and crashing.
 

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Apparently I fell asleep in front of my computer around 1 am (<.<) and when I woke up around 3 or 4 am, the power was out. I turned off the switch on my psu and just went to bed.

I just got up now and saw the electricity was back, so I turned on my PC. It said windows was not shut down properly, so I just went about starting Windows normally and didn't receive any errors afterwards. I restarted it a couple times, then powered down completely, turned off the switch again, and then discharged the motherboard's capacitors.

My question, I know power outages can be pretty damaging. Do you have a checklist of things I should check for, in terms of damages?

When I fell asleep in front of the comp, the only program running on the computer was an instant messaging app, so I'm pretty sure the HDD should be fine, but I will be running Drive Fitness Test/Western Digital Lifeguard, but I'd really like to know if I should run any other tests or procedures to see if any component (from the psu to the cpu) was damaged in any way.

Any tips are appreciated
 

A:Just had a power outage, any advice on how to check for damages?

closing thread, please do not create duplicates.

respond at http://forums.techguy.org/hardware/949071-power-outage-what-components-should.html
 

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Aside from the surge itself, what other negative effects could arise from experiencing an outage while multiple programs are open and running? For example, if I lost power while regedit was open, could it change or possibly cause damage the registry itself?

The machine in question is currently running Win 7 SP1 64-bit.

A:Power outage with multiple programs running.

Not likely. You might lose data that wasn't saved to the hd, there may be some lost chains on the hd, but other than potential hardware issues it's unlikely any software was effected. You should run checkdisk though:Right-click on a command prompt icon and open as administrator. In the command prompt window type:chkdsk /r (then press ENTER). You'll be told the disk is in use and asked if you want to run checkdisk on the next boot. Say yes, exit the command prompt window, and reboot.

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Hello,

Recently, while taking my Vista x64 Ultimate computer out of sleep mode, a power outage occurred. When I turned my computer back on, no 32 bit applications run - not even the operating system's own services such as Windows Installer will run if they are 32-bit.

I tried typing 'firefox' in the Task Manager to see what happened. The process appeared for a moment, then was instantly killed. I don't know why. The Windows event log has been unhelpful in diagnosing the problem.

I also looked at Task manager at startup, and saw that all the * 32 processes were dying moments after Vista boots and show the desktop.

I have tried system restore, nothing worked. I tried to auto-repair my system in the windows recovery console, that didn't work either. Is there anything I can do to fix this problem short of simply reinstalling the OS, which I am reticent to do? If so, what should I do?

Before the outage, this problem had not occurred.

My hardware:

Core 2 Quad
250GB HDD
9600GT Video
780i SLI mobo
DVD drive
4GB RAM
Thanks,

MJAZ

A:Power outage during computer wake-up stops 32-bit processes from running

Power outage when the disc is spinning usually means PC death, so you're lucky you managed to get it to boot at all.

I'd reinstall no matter what.

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I had a 2 second power outage today and since have not been able to boot my pc. I am given the "windows did not start successfully" screen and then I am prompted to choose safe mode, safe with networking,...ect. I have tried all options for restarting and get the same result with each. Once selecting I see the windows xp screen for about 1 second then it flashes blue and starts over. I am able to enter bios menus on the motherboard however. My system is home built MSI motherboard, 4 gb ram, and running xp. Any help would be greatly appreciated. Thank you very much. Kirk
 

A:Power outage, PC won't boot now

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Quick and simple description. BTW, I'm not very computer savvy.
Power outage dumps my desktop (ASUS running Windows 8.1)
Power on, goes through initial boot up, cannot make it to login/desktop.
Power to monitor and video card fine.
Can get to BIOS and Windows 8 Troubleshooting screen. Troubleshooting says I need to free up disk space on C before it can repair.
Monitor goes blank but responds(wakes up) to mouse wiggle and key stroke.Any help would be greatly appreciated.
Thanks
P.S. Ignore my screen name. Apparently "Eric" is already taken.

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Today we had a brief (3-second) power outage. The computer is plugged into a pretty decent surge protector, but it is not booting Windows now. I have XP SP3.

The computer will boot through the BIOS screens, and then I get the "your computer shut down unexpectedly, would you like to start in Safe Mode, Last Known Good Configuration, etc" menu. If I choose "Start Normally" or "Last Known Good Configuration" the computer will show me the XP splash screen with the little blue status bar moving along. Once that finishes and it goes to where you would usually see the welcome screen, you just see black.

If I choose to boot in safe mode, it boots up and will go into the welcome screen where I can login to XP. Once inside, I see all of my desktop icons and programs, etc. If I try to use my external HD (to copy some not-yet-backed-up files, I get an error saying "H:\ is not accessible. The request could not be performed because of an I/O device error."

There's nothing too terribly important on the computer, but a lot of stuff that would be a pain to lose (I'd have to re-rip a bunch of CDs and download a bunch of apps, etc).

I tried a system restore to an earlier restore point, but it didn't fix the problem (although it did say "restore successful" once I got back into Safe Mode again).

Does anyone know of any ideas? It's odd that it will boot into safe mode with no problems, but not into regular mode. Thanks for any ass... Read more

A:Power outage - XP won't boot now

Unit Twentyfive hello and welcome to TSF. See if this will help http://www.techsupportforum.com/f10/...rt-223275.html.

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I see many people have had this problem. I have tried removing the battery, booting in all modes available, restoring factory defaults. Nothing worked!
I did run the self test. It shows drive failure.

Unfortunately, I did not receive the XP disc when I purchased the computer.


Any suggestions?

A:XP will not boot after power outage

OPP'S I posted this same problem on 11/11/11 and could not find it. Well, I did not realize I posted it in the hard drive forum. I intended to post in this forum.
Which forum should I proceed with? Sorry..

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I posted this in the XP forum, but I think it's probably a hardware problem.

Today my power went out and after it came back on and my boyfriend went to boot up his computer, Windows wouldn't load. After the first few startup screens, it goes black and freezes up.

When we put in the Windows installation disk to try and reinstall, it gets stuck at the "Setup is starting Windows" blue screen and won't go any further. The computer will not start in safe mode, either.

It did start up once normally in the midst of all this, but nothing was done differently before or after that time in restarting and it hasn't restarted normally since.

Any words of advice on this would be greatly appreciated.
 

A:Power Outage... can't boot

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Today my power went out and after it came back on and my boyfriend went to boot up his computer, Windows wouldn't load. After the first few startup screens, it goes black and freezes up.

When we put in the Windows installation disk to try and reinstall, it gets stuck at the "Setup is starting Windows" blue screen and won't go any further. The computer will not start in safe mode, either.

It did start up once normally in the midst of all this, but nothing was done differently before or after that time in restarting and it hasn't restarted normally since.

Any words of advice on this would be greatly appreciated.
 

A:Power Outage... can't boot

See: http://www.michaelstevenstech.com/XPrepairinstall.htm

This article has helped many persons.
 

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The problem about which I'm posting is with a Gateway 820gm XP Media Center 2005 PC. Some background information on the state of this PC before the incident:The system's main hard drive died last week (no mystery, I dropped the friggin' thing), so I recently put in a new HD and reinstalled the operating system. After many hours downloading all of the Windows Service Packs and other updates (the most recent of which was the Office 2007 Compatibility Pack), the PC was finally back up and running, and was doing so quite smoothly.I typically leave my PC on overnight and use an alarm clock program to wake myself up. When I awoke to my cell phone alarm instead, I noticed the usual signs of a power outage. (12:00 blink on microwave, stereo, etc.) Naturally, I switched on my computer. Then...The computer began to boot as normal and prompted me for the boot password, which it took as expected. It then continued to the usual Windows splash screen that precedes the Welcome Screen or the Desktop (depending on user settings). However, after the Windows splash screen, my monitors remained blank. After several minutes and, wondering if this was just a display failure, I began to take actions that would normally result in sound output (activating Windows Media Center, keying Shift 5 times for the StickyKeys beep, etc.) No result. I tested the "sleep" button on my keyboard which also yielded no result. I then did a hard reboot. Once more, I entered the boot pa... Read more

A:Unable to boot/incomplete boot after power outage

Only a question do you run a battery backup or just a power strip? It is possible that you got hit with a mild surge, only a guess!

Phil

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Two days ago I was very pleased with this forum in helping me resolve a BSOD issue. Unfortunately, that night there was a power outage. I've never had issues with power outages until now. My computer is plugged into a surge protector. I can't boot from either of my HDDs. I go into BIOS and check the boot order, nothing is wrong. When F12ing to choose what to boot, I choose Hard disk and it recognizes both my Seagate and Western Digital Hard drives. So, I'm not sure it's a hardware issue.

I put in my Windows 7 CD to try to repair it. It boots up fine. However when I choose to repair windows it doesn't recognize the windows 7 partition on my WD640 drive. Windows says if it doesn't recognize the drive with windows 7, then press the drivers button to install drivers for your Hard drive. I click it and I can see my other Seagate drive and all its files along with any other plugged in drives except my WD640gb drive with windows. Install drivers for my HD? That's where I get lost. I've never needed drivers for it.. or was there a CD. Am I misunderstanding what it means? Is everything on that drive erased? Can a power outage do that? Please, any help would be amazing.

Is there anyway to check if the data is corrupted? Like if it not gone. If I were to just get another HD or SSD and install windows on it, could I still use my 640 gb for storage?

A:Cannot boot from HDDs after Power Outage

  
Quote: Originally Posted by Sirus804


Two days ago I was very pleased with this forum in helping me resolve a BSOD issue. Unfortunately, that night there was a power outage. I've never had issues with power outages until now. My computer is plugged into a surge protector. I can't boot from either of my HDDs. I go into BIOS and check the boot order, nothing is wrong. When F12ing to choose what to boot, I choose Hard disk and it recognizes both my Seagate and Western Digital Hard drives. So, I'm not sure it's a hardware issue.

I put in my Windows 7 CD to try to repair it. It boots up fine. However when I choose to repair windows it doesn't recognize the windows 7 partition on my WD640 drive. Windows says if it doesn't recognize the drive with windows 7, then press the drivers button to install drivers for your Hard drive. I click it and I can see my other Seagate drive and all its files along with any other plugged in drives except my WD640gb drive with windows. Install drivers for my HD? That's where I get lost. I've never needed drivers for it.. or was there a CD. Am I misunderstanding what it means? Is everything on that drive erased? Can a power outage do that? Please, any help would be amazing.

Is there anyway to check if the data is corrupted? Like if it not gone. If I were to just get another HD or SSD and install windows on it, could I still use my 640 gb for storage?


The first thing I would do is run Checkdisk. How to use... Read more

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Hello,
I am having an issue with booting up my custom built desktop, but first I'll give a chain of events to help you better understand the situation.

I was surfing the web, when a power outage hit for about 15 seconds or so. Everything is plugged into a surge strip built for a computer. When the power came back on, I waited for a bit, then powered it up. The post logo and whatnot appeared as usual, and prompted the unexpected shutdown screen, I selected normal startup. It went to the win 7 startup with the "fireflies", but right when the fireflies showed up, it freezed for a quarter second and blue screened, then auto restarted. Ran startup repair after the reboot, and it said it could not repair the computer automatically, article 1 in the next post. Did a memory diagnostic, no problems. Tried to boot in safe mode, same BSOD, the safe mode stopping at a certain file immediately before blue screening, as shown in article 4 below. Then tried a restore point, tried 6 different restore points, and none of them worked giving an error code shown in article 3. I stopped the auto reset, to catch the blue screen code, and it is article 2 below.

I wanted to see if anyone had any insight to my situation. I can reformat and start fresh, but want to see if there is a better way. A surge strip should protect against a power outage, right? Never had a problem on a force shut down before. If anyone can help me figure out how to get my machine starting again, I would be eternal... Read more

A:BSOD after power outage, won't boot

Article 1: attached

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Hi there. My daughter's computer is taking a very long time (5=10 min) to boot-up and or I get the blue screen of death. She told me they had a storm related power outage. She has a Dell Dimension 2300 with 256 mb ram. Its a P/4 running W/XP home. It was plugged into a $5. power strip. I have done the following. Tried a new 350 watt Antec psu, but that didn't help. Next I took the H/D out of her machine and put it in a new computer and the H/D worked fine. I then took the H/D from the new computer and tried it in my daughters computer and it took a long time to boot. I'm guessing now its either the motherboard or the CPU or both. Any ideas as to how I can narrow it down more or fix it?
Thanks alot Jim
 

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I have a home built system with an ASUS P4b266 Motherboard, 160 Gig Seagate Hard drive as main drive with Western Digital 60 Gig backup drive. Came home after a power outage and could not get computer to boot past the post test.

By changing the boot sequence to boot from the backup drive I was able to boot to windows and ran check disk on main drive as well as all the Seagate diagnostics from the Seagate web site. All tests show nothing wrong with the drive. I am able to view the drive contents in windows explorer and copy files from it to the backup drive.

I have tried using an XP boot disk but get an error message saying system 32 \hal.dll missing or corrupt. I tried copying the hal.dll from my good drive to the bad one but still get the same error. When I try booting from the Windows XP disk to do a repair install I also get error message saying the file system is too corrupt and the disk must be reformatted.

I have reached the conclusion that my answer is to buy a new hard drive do a clean install of Windows and transfer as much data as I need from the problem drive. At that point I can reformat the bad drive. Not looking forward to this as it will take a lot of time to reinstall everything so I'm just wondering if anyone has any other ideas to try. It seems strange that the drive checks out OK and I'm able to view it in Explorer.

Any and all ideas would be most appreciated.
 

A:Windows XP won't boot after power outage

if you use ntfs your file system would be able to find the file's fragments,m try a 3rd party software.
 

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Hi Folks,
My neighborhood just had a power outage. It flicked off and on a few times and stayed off a couple of hours.
When my system came back on, it wouldn't boot...and gave me an error I don't recollect.

So I reboot. This time the familiar "Your system did not shut down properly" dialog comes up. I choose to start windows normally. It appears to work. The little loading bar appears and scrolls by a few times then freezes. I try Safe mode, safe mode w/ networking and start w/ last succesful settings. All freeze up before getting into windows

Reboot. I try to repair with the windows cd. It begins loading the windows files and then locks up.

Reboot. I try to run the Windows Memory Diagnostic tool. It gets to about 9% and stops. Can't hit escape as usual to kill the test. I had let it sit for hours before trying to cancel.

So I'm stuck. Luckily I had just made a full system backup via Vistas backup tool a week ago...and I would happily reformat and restore, but can't get any access to the OS.

Maybe there was some hardware damage?...How would I know?
Thanks for any and all help!!!!!

This a home built system.
If it helps:
OS Vista 64bit
MB ASUS MAXIMUS EXTREME
CPU INTEL|C2E QX9650
PSU PCPWR&COOL|S75QB
2x 4GB OCZ PC3-12800 EB DDR3
 

A:Power Outage - Vista won't boot

Power outages result in power surges. Collapsing fields can result in voltage spikes that are typically several hundreds of volts. Was the machine protected?

Try memory diagnostics first since the DVD will not complete loading.

MemScope (Floppy and CD images.)
Roadkil's RAM Test
Microsoft Memory Test (floppy or CD ISO image)
Memtest86

If you have enough memory sticks, you can test them by removing one at a time and see if the problem disappears.

If you are running Vista, tap F8 on boot and choose the memory diagnostic, or if you can boot up, go to Start > Search and type:

mdsched.exe

Choose to run a memory diagnostic on next boot. Or, you can boot from the DVD and run it from there.
 

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Hello,
My Mom's Dell desktop computer with Windows 10 installed won't boot after a power outage. When turned on it goes to the Dell logo screen and says "Diagnosing your PC" then it goes to an "Automatic Repair" screen that says "restart" and "advanced options"  choosing "restart" just starts the whole diagnosing your computer process again. and nothing she tried in the "advanced options" menu worked either. No matter what we try we're back to square one. She doesn't have any discs or a USB for repair at this time. I don't think anything was backed up either, but at this point she just wants to be able to use her computer again so saving her files would be nice but it's not necessary if we have to reinstall the OS. I was just hoping I could get step by step instructions on what to do and how to help her?
I hope I gave enough information. Thanks for your time!

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Woke up this morning and turned on the machine, right after getting to the desktop the power at my place momentarily dropped and my pc rebooted. Now it get to a screen saying normal startup or startup repair options to select. I'm running x64 ult in a UEFI RAID 0 setup on two ssds. I dont have the same disk for my current os load but I did find one from a couple years ago but I'm not sure how to go about this repair. Tried sfc /scannow but it just says incompatible partition. Do I need to boot up with the UEFI cdrom?

I tried doing the UEFI cdrom but it says "this version of system recovery options is not compatible with the version of Windows you're trying to repair"

A:PC won't boot without BSOD after power outage.

We see nothing but problems with RAID here since Win7 release, then with UEFI it complicates it even more.

You do have SP1 installed correct? If so then try the latest Win7 installer provided in Steps 1 with tool to burn or write to disk or flash stick in Step 2 of Clean Reinstall - Factory OEM Windows 7.

Report back results of running Startup Repair. It should offer to automate System Restore but if not run it manually from System Recovery Options.

I'd also consider reinstalling to a single HD following the steps in tutorial above to assure a perfect install, with added steps here for UEFI (Unified Extensible Firmware Interface) - Install Windows 7 with - Windows 7 Forums

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Yeah my PC is seriously screwed up now. Tried using my windows disc to repair it. It just gets errors on whatever I try to use. (System restore etc). I found a crash dump and used of the repair tools to analyze it and it said the CI.DLL was bad (code integrity something I think) I also get non_paged_pool bsods or something like that amongst many others. Here is a picture of one.

A:Different BSOD on every boot after power outage.

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my computer wont boot anymore after a power outage in my house, it just stays on the motherboard logo boot screen and doesnt do anything else, my computer is custom built...any help?? btw if i posted in the wrong section please move it to the right one....
 

A:computer won't boot after power outage

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Hello,

We had a power outage some time last night. Now my system will not boot. When trying to start the system I get the following:

Verifying DMI Pool Data..............
Boot from CD:
Boot from CD:

Disk error
Press any key to continue

WHen I hit enter I get:
DISK BOOT FALIURE, INSERT SYSTEM DISK AND PRESS ENTER

When I put in the recovery disk that came with the system I am told I will lose all information on the disk. I have a great deal of data that I need to recover from this disk. Any help would be appreciated.

Thanks,

Scott
 

A:Power Outage - now system will not boot

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My Dell Optiplex 780 will not boot up since the power flashed off then on while I was transferring video files to an external hard drive! JUST two minutes prior I set a Moving Star IDE External Enclosure to optimize for performance, and then I dragged about 40 GB of video files, two minutes later, Lights all out, Thunder Crash, lights back on, it gets stuck at the "Windows did not shut down successfully" message, I cannot even select "start Windows Normally", "Safe Mode", or anything because now the keyboard won't work! It was only light raining outside, the loud thunder crash was surprising as there was no evidence that it was going to happen. Now I cannot get into my computer to do anything let alone continue moving files! Help!!

A:Computer won't boot after power outage!!

You may have to begin a process called "test build, bench build, etc." Remove all outside the chassis devices. Carefully remove the cover and remove everything right down to the remaining motherboard and power supply. From another computer, download and print the beep codes for your specific make and model; and perhaps download and print a quick-list of all the steps involved from beginning with motherboard and power supply [just those two items] and adding back one item at a time.
And, for later, after the test/bench build is completed, for the restore of OS and data partitions -- if needed -- I hope you have current full image backups on external media somewhere.

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I've seen people post similar issues but no real idea what the actual problem is that's causing it.
This happened about a month ago when the power went out and I couldn't find a way around it so I had to format and start all over again. The Power went out and now Windows won't boot again. When I try to boot it I get the blue screen message "Your PC needs to be repaired. The boot configuration data file is missing some required information: File:\Boot\BCD error code: 0xc0000034"
It then says I need to use my windows media to repair it. So I put in the USB and attempt the repair which it says it can't do. It also won't refresh or reset. Seems to again be leaving me with the only option of formatting. I can't keep doing this each time the power goes out. Is there a reason this will keep happening?
It never used to happen with a power outage before with the same Windows installed, only difference I can think of was that I am using a SSD now to run Windows and before that it didn't happen. Is it possible that now when I install Windows it isn't installing it properly and is instead installing it without whatever this bit of data is that is needed in case of unexpected shut downs? It's a legit copy of Windows that I got with the PC when I bought it so I would assume there shouldn't be any problems when you install it?

A:Windows won't boot after power outage

In addition to this.. I tried to format and now it won't even let me do that. I get an error stating "Windows could not update the computer's boot configuration, installation cannot proceed"

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Some electrical men were working outside the other day when they suddenly turned off our power. The computer was on and fully booted when this happened. Now when I turn it on, it asks if I want to start it in safe mode or revert the settings, etc. Whichever option I choose (I tried them all), windows starts to boot, but then before it's finished, the computer restarts and does the same thing over again. Sometimes it asked me to insert a boot disk...the only disk that came with my harddrive is a floppy (my computer was built by a friend and has a soltek harddrive and no floppy drive). What happened and what can I do to fix it? Please remember that I'm no computer expert (I know a little bit, but not much). Any help would be greatly appreciated.

-Crystal

A:I Had A Power Outage The Day And Now Windows Won't Boot.

you might try this, as soon as you start your computer ,tap F8 repeatedlyif you get a screen that gives you options , choose "command prompt only"or how ever they worded it for yours . at the prompt type scanreg/fixand hit enter, after it finishes completely you can either do the same withtyping scandisk or turn it off and see if it starts first if not restart F8 and do the scandisk then.

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Hey everyone,I need urgent help with my laptop.First, today I've been using my laptop - Lenovo G500s with Windows 7 x64 and then electricity in whole city fall out for a moment any my laptop turned off because I am not using laptop with battery inserted at home.Electricity fall off happend before of course, but this time it was different.When I turned on my laptop, it started to make wierd, not very loud noise, like 30 times *beep*, like when the truck is reversing (a bit slower). And I recieved this error:find --set-root --ignore-floppies --ignore-cd /webaoluError 15: File not foundPress any key to continue...
 
So when I press key...
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First 6 opinions return to same error as mentioned above and last two are consoles. After I try to reboot using console command "reboot" it reboots the computer and it stuck at "Lenovo" welcome screen and it stays forever on the screen.I've found a lot of threads of this but always helped Windows Repair from installation disc, but when I enter disc and set CD/DVD mechanic as first (priority) in BIOS, it doesnt load the disc and doesnt even show "press key to boot from disc..." message. The only thing it shows is black background with blinking ( - ) symbol and after while it returns back to the error above.
 
Yes, I bought this laptop without OS (it has MS-DOS I guess).Please, help.
 
Mod's Edit: Additional information added to Subject line for clarity of issue.
 
 

A:G500s - Boot issue after power outage

Hello everyone,
I've posted my issue few posts above, but I managed to boot Windows Installation disc from USB drive (CD/DVD doesn't work).
 
Original issue post here.
 
Everything's going fine, it loads up the installer and I begin installation, but when it prompts me where to install OS there are no choices (partitions) and the field is blank - the setup is asking for some drivers. 
 
What can be problem that the partitions are not showing? Where to get drivers ?
 
Maybe can help, but always when I attempt to reboot system via Windows setup it stuck on "Lenovo" welcome screen and nothing happend for very long time and I must "force shut-off" by pressing and holding power button.
Time for new hdd? 
 
NOTE: Hard disc drive is DETECTED in BIOS. (Using original Seagate 1TB 2,5" - st1000lm014-1ej164)
 
Mod's Comment: I merged this thread in with existing discussion and disabled the link to that discussion.   Please do not start multiple threads as this only splinters the discussion. Instead, keep your current discussion updated with any additional information or changes. Thanks !

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Windows XP

I experienced a power outage and now I am still able to boot in normal mode, but it asks me to activate windows which I can't do at the moment. Anyway, the real problem is that I cannot boot in safe mode. I select Safe Mode, it displays the list of driver files as usual, then it automatically reboots in normal mode. Please help me boot in safe mode.

Possibly irrelevant - it would also not boot from CD until after I reset the CMOS by replacing the battery on the motherboard.
 

A:Can't boot in safe mode after power outage

So it reboots then boots to normal mode?
 

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Windows XP

I experienced a power outage and now I am still able to boot in normal mode, but it asks me to activate windows which I can't do at the moment. Anyway, the real problem is that I cannot boot in safe mode. I select Safe Mode, it displays the list of driver files as usual, then it automatically reboots in normal mode. Please help me boot in safe mode.

Possibly irrelevant - it would also not boot from CD until after I reset the CMOS by replacing the battery on the motherboard.

A:Can't boot in safe mode after power outage

very strange. do you set the right date?

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Hi all. I had the power go out on me shortly after the defrag started. The power went out halfway through defragging the boot files. I am using Raxco's PerfectDisk v8 and I use their Smart-placement method of defragging. When I was able to restart, I get to the boot screen and that's as far as it goes. I am unable to boot into safe mode. I have been searching the net for an answer to this to no avail. I have also been searching for a way to defrag from a boot disk. Haven't found that either. Maybe I'm not using the right search terms. I'm trying to avoid complete reinstall of everything. Any help would be hugely appreciated. Thanks in advance. -James

A:Power outage at beginning of defrag. Can't boot now.

you can try a repair using your xp disk might want to put your harddrive in another pc as a slave drive and save all you data files first another option is to buy a new harddrive and install it as the primary drive and position your current harddrive as the slave drive or secondary drive....and do a clean install of windows on you brand new harddrive. wht kind of harddrive is it an eide or sata?

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Hi
I recently suffered a power outage, since then my computer has been very slow to boot up, otherwise it seems OK.
The computer is, I think, an Elite with a Foxconn 945 7MD mainboard.
When the computer is switched on it seem OK till it starts loading Windows (XP professional with all updates and service packs) then the 3 blue dots on the progress bar go into slow motion taking about 25 seconds to move the width of the progress bar. It repeats this three and a half times then kind of hiccups then returns to normal operation and boots up OK from then on.
Can I do anything simple to return to the previous state. (If the solution is complicated I would rather leave well alone and brew tea while waiting for the computer to wake up.
regards
phil
 

A:Solved: Power outage now slow boot

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Hello! My apartment building suffered a complete power outage 4 days ago while I was using it. The power resumed 3 hours later, But I haven't been able to log on since.
Normally, I turn on my PC and about 30 seconds later, a window appears asking for my password. After entering it, the PC proceeds to my desktop. Now, when I turn on the PC, it leads me to a blue screen with a mouse cursor at the center (which I can move), but there's nothing at all to click on.
When I tap F8 during the boot process and choose any option from the "Advanced Boot Options" window, I still can't start my computer normally.
Here are the "Advanced Boot Options" I tried, after consulting with my slightly more PC-savvy brother:
1 Repair Your Computer - After I see my usual black screen with the words "Microsoft Corporation" appearing under green bars that scroll from left to right for about 15 seconds, a blue screen appears with the mouse cursor at the center (which I can move), but there's nothing at all to click on.
2 Safe Mode - While the PC displays several boot files from top to bottom, it pauses on "Loaded: \windows\system32\drivers\disk.sys" for about 20 seconds, then proceeds to a black screen with the words "Safe Mode" in all 4 corners and the mouse cursor at the center (which I can move), but there's nothing at all to click on.
3 Safe Mode with Networking - see 'Safe Mode' above.
4 Safe Mode with Command Prompt - see 'Safe Mode' above.
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A:Cannot boot up Windows Vista after power outage - HELP!

Greetings, Your system is 32 bit if this is your PC. Let's start with what is working: You have power, You have USB (mouse and keyboard function), You have video, and You were able to retrieve files from the HDD. The processor, RAM, and HDD may be okay. I would say you probably have a corrupted MBR and system files caused by the abrupt shutdown due to loss of power. I would start by trying an operating system installation. I would reset the BIOS to defaults before reinstalling the operating system. You would need a Vista install or repair disc in order to attempt a repair. You cannot download Win Vista from Digital River anymore. Restore Disks has a recovery kit for the PC I have linked to. Big disclaimer, there is no guarantee this will work. But you have to start somewhere. Cheers!  

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Win 7

There was a quick power outage and the computer was forced off. I rebooted and now after the windows logo there is a gray screen that remains a very long period of time before the desktop appears. I am able to move the mouse but that is the only functionality I have.

Any ideas? Is a re-install nessesary?

A:Power Outage - Then gray screen on boot?

Try a Repair install. Look at the tutorials for it. Startup Repair.

That power outage may of also been a Power surge when it came back on. You really need to get a UPS (Battery Backup system).

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My wife told me the power went off in the house yesterday morning for about 15-20 seconds. Naturally, my machine shut down. When I got home in the evening, I turned it on, the keyboard flashed, the CD and CD-RW drives lit, then the Dell splash screen came on....and that was it! No hard drive whirring, no completion of the boot sequence (I thought). I tried unplugging it, and powering on again, but it always stopped at the Dell splash screen.

Then I took a phone call, did a couple of minor things, and when I came back about 10 minutes later, there was the XP "Choose a User" screen. So, i chose my administrator name, ran my "Tuneup Utiilities 2007" registry cleaner [it works fine for my needs for 4+ years] - no surprises found. Then went to "System Restore" and chose a point two days back and restarted. Same thing happened, took almost 10 minutes for it to (sneakily) boot past the Dell splash screen, finished the "System Restore" sequence, and seems to run fine. The only anomalies are this long and weird boot time, and the icon on the taskbar for "OK to remove this device" for my USB printer is no longer on the taskbar. And no, I do not have the MS Windows XP original disks, they were trashed in a fire.

And I'm not really complaining, since I have not lost data (which is backed up anyway), and everything seems to be working fine. But I wonder if there are any "restore" or "check and fix"-type command... Read more

A:Solved: Very delayed boot as result of power outage

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Hey everyone.

I have an Acer Aspire 6920 laptop, it is fairly old but had no problems (besides a broken DC jack and depleted battery) prior to this.

There was a power outage one night and I turned off my laptop by holding down the power button, because the battery was completely depleted and it would have just died anyway.
When the power came back on, I went to turn on my laptop and nothing. The screen does not come on at all, nor does it show on an external monitor. The hdd light does not flash, but the fan starts up and the lights for the charger and battery also show. One thing to note is that it will power up, shut down, then about a minute later powers up again on it's own.
My external usb mouse and keyboard don't respond when plugged in, and neither does the built in keyboard (i.e. pressing num lock, caps lock etc.)

I've tried just about everything in my ability to fix it, taking the battery out and removing the power supply, and holding the power button for x amount of seconds. Nothing has helped.
I can't afford to get it repaired so I have to do it myself, so I'm asking for any help possible.

Thank you in advance.
 

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Hey everyone,I need urgent help with my laptop.

First, today I've been using my laptop - Lenovo G500s with Windows 7 x64 and then electricity in whole city fall out for a moment any my laptop turned off because I am not using laptop with battery inserted at home.

Electricity fall off happend before of course, but this time it was different.

When I turned on my laptop, it started to make wierd, not very loud noise, like 30 times *beep*, like when the truck is reversing (a bit slower). And I recieved this error:

find --set-root --ignore-floppies --ignore-cd /webaolu
Error 15: File not found
Press any key to continue...

So when I press key...


First 6 opinions return to same error as mentioned above and last two are consoles. After I try to reboot using console command "reboot" it reboots the computer and it stuck at "Lenovo" welcome screen and it stays forever on the screen.

I've found a lot of threads of this but always helped Windows Repair from installation disc, but when I enter disc and set CD/DVD mechanic as first (priority) in BIOS, it doesnt load the disc and doesnt even show "press key to boot from disc..." message.
The only thing it shows is black background with blinking ( - ) symbol and after while it returns back to the error above.

Yes, I bought this laptop without OS (it has MS-DOS I guess).

But I managed to boot Windows Installation disc from USB drive. Everything's going fine, it loads up the insta... Read more

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Hi,  I recently updated my BIOS to the latest version using the System Update tool from Lenovo. For a while everything seemed to be working alright, as the BIOS was dowloaded and the computer rebooted. After rebooting the first time i was presented with the BIOS utility, and noticed that the update was progressing.  After 20 or so seconds the computer rebooted again. This is where my problems began. The computer immediately started beeping this short-short-short-long melody from the speakers. I thought this was normal, so I left the computer on for quite a while.  However, the beeping never stopped. Now the beeping resumed the instant i plug the power back in. I have yet been able to actually getting any sort of information on-screen telling me what's wrong.  I've tried following the "Recovering from a POST/BIOS update failure" on page 267 of the Hardware Maintenance Manual, but no luck with that so far. No matter where I place the jumper, the beeping code is the same short-short-short-long melody (yeah, it sounds like a disney tune or something). Any bright ideas? The machine type is a M92p 2992-B3G I'd hate to have to send it in for repairs, and Lenovo's Norwegian support line doesn't open until Monday, and there seems to be no way to call their 800-number in the states from here  Oh, and would this be covered by my warranty if repairs / motherboard replacement is the only way out? UPDATE #1: I found... Read more

A:Fail to boot (short-short-short-long beep code) after M92p BIOS Update

I just had the same issue after a bios update on an M91p I unplugged the power and sata connections to the CD/HDD and powered up the PC. After receiving the No OS found screen, I powered off the PC, reconnected everything and it powered up just fine afterward. hope this helps!  

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On boot, beep code (short-short-short-long) occurs on repeat. No display shows when connected to monitor. Have tried mutliple different RAMs on both slots, no change. Have disconnected everything from MB and reconnected, no change. Trying to look for a solution other than replacing the MB, any ideas?SpecsComputer Model: LENOVO_MT_10GT_BU_LENOVO_FM_ThinkCentre M700OS: Windows 7 Professional (64 bit) SP1 Motherboard: LENOVO 30D9Graphics: Intel(R) HD Graphics 530 1.0 GB

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Recently I fired up my laptop and left it downloading an update for Civ 6 via Steam whilst I took a nap.When I woke up I was confronted with a black screen with no curosr. I tried a few fixes posted online but following the advice from the I.T Crowd I tried turning it off and back on again. When I turned my laptop back on I recieved a blue "Unmountable Boot Volume" error screen and my laptop went into automatic repair. I had a screen with the HP logo and "Preparing Automatic Repair" and then it went to a black screen with no cursor. I left it on the black screen overnight but when I checked it the next morning it was still on the black screen. I turned the computer off. My next step was to create Windows 10 USB recovery disk using Rufus. I then turned on my laptop again, deactivated Secureboot and enabled legacy booting. When I saved and exited my laptop didn't reset so I reset it manually using the power button. When it came back on I selected the USB drive via Boot Options and then chose Windows 10 64 bit. It recieved a screen saying loading files. It then wen to a screen with the HP logo and the spinning loading thing HP has. The next screen was a black screen with no cursor. I left it for an hour just in case but nothing changed so I reset it again via the power button and tried loading all three of the safe modes to see if they worked but each time I recieved the HP loading screen then a black screen with no cursor. Finally I did a hardware check and ... Read more

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Have a dell xps laptop that i connect an external monitor to. My main screen would be the external monitor and my laptop screen would be the secondary screen.


Im located outside the us and where im at, its very common to have power outrages. Thus internet going out and also electricity going out. But when electricity goes out, it usually isn't that long. Many times it would go out for a few minutes then it would all come back etc. Theres been few times when the outage has been much longer.


I would immediately know this when my external monitor turns off and when my fans turn off. Then usually it comes back again. Well earlier this happened and everything turned off. So when this happens, the power in the refridgerator is off as well. Then the electricity seemed to have came back on.


However, I then went to power on my external monitor and nothing turns on because i notice the external monitor didn't turn back on which is almost always does.


Its an asus 24' monitor and its this one

Amazon.com: ASUS VS24AH-P 24.1" WUXGA 1920x1200 HDMI DVI VGA Eye Care Monitor: Computers & Accessories



Can someone tell me how do i fix this issue? I connect my monitor to my laptop with an hdmi cable. The thing is when have the hdmi connected, on laptop screen it looks like how it should look. Basically there is nothing there. I extend both monitors where the main screen is my external monitor. I do notice that when i drag my mouse from my lapto... Read more

A:External Monitor Cannot Turn on After Short Electricity Outage

I went to device manager and under display adapters, it shows

intel r hd graphics 530
nvidia geforce gtx 960m
when i click on each of it, both shows the device is working properly. This is when i unplugged the hdmi cable from my externall monitor. Thus right now im only using my laptop monitor as the screen since if i connect it to external monitor, i cannot type anything as the main screen would be my external monitor but it doesn't turn on. I click on the bottom buttons under this monitor and nothing turns on.
Also i like to add that i only have 2 electric outlets where my computer is located. One i used directly for the external monitor. The other one, i used a surge protector since i plug few things into it such as my laptop charger and my internet modem. Thus i need a surge protector because i dont have enough outlets.
Can someone tell me what i can do here? That should mean it has nothing to do with my graphics cards right since it does show working properly? Nothing turns on with the asus monitor. I clicked on all the buttons under it... nothing shows up...

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