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Comp died with a pxe error after power outage

Q: Comp died with a pxe error after power outage

ok so my pc bas been running fine since i built it- no errors. Then to day i was playing an online game when the power kicked out then back on. My comp is on a surge protector so i figured no big deal. I turn it on it starts to boot, then I get this

For Realtek RTL8111B/8168B Gigabit Ethernet Controller.
Pxe-E61: Media Test Failure, check cable
PXE-MOF: Exiting

I've tried switching the boot up order and all and it doesnt tell me anything different. Some I think said they could still log onto their pc but i cannot- any suggestions?
the reason I posted this again because I did find a few threads on this, but mine seems to be different in the fact my pc was working and already built.

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A: Comp died with a pxe error after power outage

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We had a power outage and when I went to turn on my computer an error box showed up saying that F:\ This directory is invalid. It keeps flashing and adding boxes behind it.  Nothing seems to work.

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Hi all,

We had a power outage over night and i leave my pc running all the time. When booting up this morning i was faced with the error "windows did not shut down properly" or something close to that... when i selected "start windows normally" it proceeded to perform disc error checking...appeared to be a lot of corrupt files... took a little while to complete and windows booted fine and i logged into my desk only to find the specified error message...

"C:\Windows\system32\ODBC32.dll is either not designed to run on Windows or it contains an error. Try reinstalling the program again using the original installation media or contact your system administrator or the software vendor for support" In the frame of the error window is says "iTunes.exe - Bad Image"

System had been running flawless until the power outage and i do restart my pc frequently, i have Kaspersky Anti-Virus and it is Windows 7 64bit version.

Any help would be greatly appreciated!

Thanks in advance


A:Power Outage now error messages

First and easiest thing would be to run a secure file check to ensure the windows core files are okay.

SFC /SCANNOW Command - System File Checker

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Last time in my house was power outage , and after next boot i had this error in event viewer:

Faulting application name: NvStreamUserAgent.exe, version: 7.1.2071.1338, time stamp: 0x5726e1d3 Faulting module name: ntdll.dll, version: 10.0.10586.306, time stamp: 0x571af2eb Exception code: 0xc0000005 Fault offset: 0x000000000002e909 Faulting process ID: 0x2eb8 Faulting application start time: 0x01d1ab42563e84e5 Faulting application path: C:\Program Files\NVIDIA Corporation\NvStreamSrv\NvStreamUserAgent.exe Faulting module path: C:\Windows\SYSTEM32\ntdll.dll Report ID: 60f4acee-7366-4535-b87a-6870b161075a Faulting package full name: Faulting package-relative application ID:

I seen this error only after power outage, after booting pc in event viewer. Never more.

But. I have found some topic when pc crash due to hardware failure and OP of topic , said about nvuseragenterror in event log, too. Link and read please:


Op from link said: "Enjoying WWoS very much at least, until the latest patch, Intermittently, when my Port appears on the screen or I begin a game, the computer completely shuts down and re-boots. .....
I run an I-7 3770K on an Intel MoBo. 16GM RAM, Samsung Pro 512 SSD about 1/2 full, and an Invidia GTX 560ti with latest drivers. The error recorded is:

Description Faulting Application Path: C:\Program Files\NVIDIA Corporation\NvStreamSrv\NvStreamUserAgent.exe Problem ... Read more

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I leave my computer on all the time and while I was at work, we lost our power for about an hour. I'm certain, my computer shut down improperly. Now I receive a "Runtime Error!" message when I boot up. "This application has requested the Runtime to terminate it in an unusual way. Please contact the application's support team for more information." Everything seems to be working properly except I cannot launch my "Uniblue Registry Booster" program. I receive the same error message when I try to start it. Any suggestions?

A:Solved: Runtime Error after power outage

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So I am in a unique situation. I will try to be as detailed as possible.

The PC in question was left on during the day of a power outage. This specific PC did not have a backup power supply, so of course, was cut off and turned off improperly.

Now that sucks, but it gets worse. Attempting to turn it on, everything appears to go fine.... then...

Windows is loading files... (says this behind a black screen)
(changes to generic loading bar after, which always shows up prior to login screen in a colorful background)
Instead of login screen, runs a Startup Repair proccess.

"Startup Repair cannot repair this computer automatically"
Click on View Problem Details, I see the following:

Problem signature:
Problem Event Name: StartupRepairOffline
Problem Signature 01: <#s>
Problem Signature 02: <#s>
Problem Signature 03: unkown
Problem Signature 04: <#s>
Problem Signature 05: AutoFailover
Problem Signature 06: 9
Problem Signature 07: CorruptFile
OS Version: <#s>
LocaleID: <#s>

Okay okay, so I figure, click "Don't Send." What does this solve anyways? Now I go to the screen behind it.

"If you have recently attached a device to this computer, such as a camera or portable music player, remove it and restart your computer. If you continue to see this message, contact your system administrator or computer manufacturer for assistance.
Click Finish to exit and shut down your computer."... Read more

A:System Restore Error after Power Outage

Hi, it might be too late to run a registry repair (you need to do this first) the chkdsk did not work because you are trying to run chkdsk on the virtual ram drive created by the RE (repair your computer).

Go back to the option to repair your computer and as before select "command prompt" this time at the x sources prompt type:-

bcdedit | find "osdevice" (must inc ", press enter) it most likely will say os device C: if it says something else use that drive letter in this cmd, at the x sources type:-

chkdsk C: /r (press enter)

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Yesterday I experienced a power outage for several hours. And since then, I have been unable to use my playstaion2. It turns on and goes to the browser, but will not read and disc put in. It reads the memory cards, the controllers work, everything works but the discs themselves.

How do I fix this?

A:Power Outage/PS2 Disc Read Error

Not having a PS2, I wouldn't be exactly sure what to do. But I would suggest unplugging it from the outlet, and if the manual says anything about clearing the PS2 memory, then try that. (Not the memory sticks, the actual memory inside the PS2...I don't know if you can clear it, but check the manual).

Also, does the CD have any scratches or anything on it? Do any other CD's work?

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Yesterday afternoon there was a power outage. When the power came back on an hour later, I turned my PC (which was on) back on. PC is Dell Dimension 8200.

The screen started up, and then went to a screen that says "We apologize, but Windows did not start successfully...." and says something about hardware or software changes (there were none) or power failure, etc. A blue screen error would flash up quickly then disappear as the system began to restart again and again.

I took a digital photo of the blue screen, which said:
UNMOUNTABLE_BOOT_VOLUME .... Tech info: ***Stop: 0x000000ED (0X837CE900, 0XC0000006, 0x0000000, 0X0000000)

I tried to use the DELL Troubleshooting for Windows and search the error codes, and from what I have come up with my hard drive is dead??

I also restarted, hit Ctrl + alt + D to run an IDE Diagnostic test, which resulted in:

Primary IDE
Drive 0: (name of drive) : Fail, return code 7
Drive 1: No IDE Device

Secondary IDE
Drive 0: Samsung DVD Rom SD: Diagnostics not supported
Drive 1: CD R/RW Drive - Diagnostics not supported

Test Complete, Press Enter to Reboot.

So, now I don't know what to do. The computer was bought from Dell in 2002. My computer saavy ex I believe upgraded the drives and CD roms shortly after we got it. I don't have the Windows CDs because Windows was installed on the system, so I can't run the CD to see about doing whatever that could do.....

My issue is that I have a TON of per... Read more

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My computer is unresponsive, everytime i turn it on the fans are running all the lights are on but the keyboard wont respond, i used a backup keyboard and that was still un responsive even my mouse wont work, also i never got a F12 to boot from lan command from the start up screen. I dont know what is going on with it i think its the mother board or maybe its just a virus? its a Windows XP media center PC m7434n idk if that helps.

A:I think my comp died

ARe you getting any signal on the monitor? If not, one thing to remember is that Lights and Fans running does not mean that the power supply is powering up the motherboard.

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I think i got a virus, all my Add Remove programmes have disapeared also i can not get into microsoft office (i am on XP)

Any suggestions anyone

A:My Comp Has Died

Can you run your Anitvirus and spyware from Safe Mode? What do you have?How to enter safe mode(XP)Using the F8 MethodRestart your computer. When the machine first starts again it will generally list some equipment that is installed in your machine, amount of memory, hard drives installed etc. At this point you should gently tap the F8 key repeatedly until you are presented with a Windows XP Advanced Options menu. Select the option for Safe Mode using the arrow keys. Then press enter on your keyboard to boot into Safe Mode.Download and scan with SUPERAntiSpyware Free for Home UsersDouble-click SUPERAntiSpyware.exe and use the default settings for installation.An icon will be created on your desktop. Double-click that icon to launch the program.If asked to update the program definitions, click "Yes". If not, update the definitions before scanning by selecting "Check for Updates". (If you encounter any problems while downloading the updates, manually download and unzip them from here.)Under "Configuration and Preferences", click the Preferences button.Click the Scanning Control tab.Under Scanner Options make sure the following are checked (leave all others unchecked):Close browsers before scanning.Scan for tracking cookies.Terminate memory threats before quarantining.Click the "Close" button to leave the control center screen.Back on the main screen, under "Scan for Harmful Software" click Scan your computer.On the left, mak... Read more

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Hi guys/girls
My computer, an Alienware Area 51 7500-R3, had just started making whining noises (kind of sounded like a weedeater, and today while playing WoW it froze up and I rebooted it. Unlike other times this has happened it hit the load screen and froze up and restarted itself, over and over. It would not start in safe mode, so I thought it was a software issue like it has had before. While trying to reinstall windows it froze up and went into hibernation and would not respond to me moving the mouse. So I restarted again and it did the same thing, so I walked away from it. As I was walking back into my room, the screen was a mess of fuzzy blocks and in the end it still froze up. I unplugged everything and opened up the case and blew it out with an air can, plugged the moniter and power cable back in and it seemed to be working fine, it was reinstalling windows and whatnot. So after it reinstalled, it restarted and again it had the fuzzy/scambled blocks on the screen.

The only game I play is WoW. Sometimes the terrain won't load, I get low FPS or it freezes up all together and I have to restart the game or my computer. And recently it has gotten alot worse. I was talking to some friends and they say its the motherboard. A few months after I got my alienware, the motherboard went out and had to send it in for replacement. I'm thinking it may be my video card (EVGA Nvidea Geforce 7950 GT 512 MB PCIE) but then I think no because my comp is restarting itself and I get a... Read more

A:Comp has died again

Is the "whining noise" coming from the fan(s), or is it coming from the hard drive? If it's coming from the hard drive, it's very bad. (If not, ignore this whole post). You may have a head crash, and if you keep trying to power it up, the drive will end up like this http://www.astro.ufl.edu/~ken/crash/index.html (scroll to the bottom to see how the heads scraped the magnetic coating off the platter - needless to say the data is gone). If you have important data to recover I'd send it to a data recovery company. If not, and all you need is to run are Windows and WoW, just contact warranty services from your hard disk manufacturer to have the drive replaced (if it's still under warranty).

This is a worst-case scenario post (because I can't tell where the "whining noise" comes from). Hopefully this is not what happened.

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I was sitting watching TV and looked over to the computer screen and saw an error that said it shut down to prevent further damage(of course I didn't write the error down,lol,like I always tell other people to do). It said to restart the computer if I had never saw the message before,and if I had, to run diagnostics,consult administrater,bla,bla. I restarted and that was it,nothing on the monitor(still in standby mode),power light on,both optical drives worked(opened and closed them and the lights worked), hard drive light turns orange for about 30-60 seconds then goes off,Usb hub power light goes OUT when I power the machine up,and when I opened the case it smelled like something was not right around the drives. No smoke or anything,just a peculair smell,but possibly something burnt.

Looks like I may get some repair experience now! Thats good,but It had been a little while since I backed up.(I've got to start following my own advice,lol)

Where do I start?
P.S. I knew I shouldn't have chosen this icon

A:uh-oh my comp died

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Hello!I have a K320 model that is completely dead after a power outage at home. The unit will not show any inidcation of power now. I went and bought a new power supply and installed, but still I get absolutly nothing. I had 3 wires that wwere connected to the front panel to the old power supply, but the replacement supplyI purchased doesnt have this connector. I believe it was for the LED's on the front panel, which at this point do not matter.I am not sure if there is an issue with the power siwtch/board, or an issue with my motherboard....or if those 3 wires are critical?Any suggestions??Thank you!!

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hi gurus,
i own an old computer, p4 2.4ghz on an intel gbf865 with nvidia fx5200, it is running win 7 ultimate.
although the os runs pretty smooth with aero effects and all. and plays 720p movies with out stuttering the only problem it has is that it restarts automatically .
i have had this problem for a while now.
earlier BSOD pointed audio driver error so i removed it and am using USB audiocard. it works fine
the event viewer shows error 41 kernal power error, bugcheckcode 0 and other codes as 0x0
i wanted to ask could this be because of SMPS/psu although it says 400watts but its locally built and so could be erronous.

A:comp restarts automatically, kernal power error 41

Hello vishrocks and welcome to Seven Forums. You might find this Microsoft KB article helpful:

The system randomly restarts and no Stop error BugcheckCode is listed, or the computer is completely unresponsive (hard hang)
To check whether this scenario is occurring, press the CAPS LOCK key on the keyboard. When you do this, if the CAPS LOCK light on the keyboard does not change when you press the CAPS LOCK key, the computer may be completely unresponsive (hard hang).

This scenario usually indicates a problem with the hardware. Another possibility is that a driver may cause this problem. To help isolate the problem, check the following items:Overclocking: Disable overclocking and see whether the issue happens when the system is run at the correct speed.
Check the memory: Verify the memory by using a memory checker. Verify that each memory chip is the same speed and that it is configured correctly in the system.
Power Supply: Make sure that the power supply has enough wattage to appropriately handle the installed devices. If you added memory, installed a newer processor, installed additional drives, or added external devices, such devices may require more energy than the current power supply can provide consistently.
Overheating: Check whether the system is overheating by examining the internal temperature of the hardware.
Defaults: Use system defaults, and run the system.
If you see that the computer generates a Stop error that contains a Bugch... Read more

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OK, so i bot a heatsink off of ebay for my brothers computer ( this is an e-Machines t2460 with a GeForce 5200 Ultra and an SB! Live soundcard, as far as i know the computer has an FIC AM37 motherboard and a AMD 2400+ Athlon XP processor, and it has 768MBs of RAM) and when i put it on (after having a hard time clamping the heatsink down and moving around some capacitors and hit the motherboard with the screw driver a few times, checked to make sure there were no scratches or scuffs on the motherboard and found none), computer wouldnt send a signal to the monitor, and beeped for 3 seconds. replaced vid card, worked for about 10 minutes, died again. put back in old vid card, worked for another 10 minutes, died again. entered continuous reboot loop, and i decided to replace the vid card to the test card again. 3 second beeps, more swapping vid cards, then considered maybe it was cause the fan i put on the new heatesink didnt have the 3 pin connector, and the motherboard thot there was no heatsink/fan. plugged in the old fan and set it aside while new heatsink/fan did their job, booted up, worked for a few minutes, and died again. while old fan w/3 pin connector was connected, rebooted, 3 second beeps. figured maybe i unseated/messed up the seating of the processor during my struggle to clamp down the heatsink, so i took it off and reseated it, and still got 3 second beeps. unplugged old fan, figured maybe it was a memory problem, so i tested each stick individually, 3 second bee... Read more

A:Comp died replacing heatsink...

Good Evening viceless, what was the original reason you started playing with this machine?

Usually one slip with a screwdriver is fatal on many boards.

With AMD processors there is not much leeway if the thing overheats excessively, it sounds like it currently is operating so be extremely careful.
It is rather important to fit the correct heat sink and fan, some odd heatsinks may ride on the electrolytic capacitors which is fatal.

So going back to basics, is the fan and heatsink the correct one for that processor?

Did you follow proper antistatic commonsense when operating on this machine and only work inside the case with the power removed?

Did you use the correct procedure ensuring the proper heat transfer compound was used appropriately?

Remember you are playing with hundreds of millions of electronic components and it only takes one to be affected to kill everything.
There is no room for "whoops"!

In that it is going into boot cycles it is obvious a major problem exists, this could be processor overheat, memory problems, or some difference with the operating system on the drive and its system.
Was this operating system loaded in this machine with these components and board?

Try booting into safe-mode, tap F8 as the boot passes the BIOS screen.
If it will operate in Safe-mode is a start.

You need to apply absolute proper principles, otherwise it will get expensive.


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My old computer with xp installed, I have the full version in hard copy, had its mobo fry. I got a new hp laptop with vista pre installed. Can I Fdisk that can install my old xp on my new computer since I am no longer using that computer and I would only have one active installation of that key? Or will windows not let me do this?


A:Comp died. Can i put its xp on my new vista computer?

Provided it's not an OEM version, you should be fine to transfer the license to your new PC.

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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. Solved because of title not being relevant)

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How does a power surge affect a computer? I have my computer plugged in to the surge protecter along with the printer, speakers and monitor. The surge protecter was working properly as always but my computer will not turn on. Everything else plugged in is working. Any advice to a novice? My son built the computer a couple of years ago and is going to go over it to see what damage there is. Is there any hope the motherboard is okay and the hard drive?

A:Power outage!!

Try resetting the power strip (there should be a button on it somewhere). And, moving the computer plug into another outlet.

If your computer will not turn on, it could be a number of things: power supply, motherboard, processor, etc.

You could open up the case and see if there's a funny smell to find out if something really did burn out. If no smell, then look at the motherboard, there should be a battery there. You could reset the CMOS by taking out the battery (and on some motherboards, moving a pin on the board).

To find out how to reset the CMOS, take a look somewhere on the motherboard as to ID the make and model of it.

Make sure you're grounded to prevent static damage to your computer parts.

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I had a storm blow over overnight and the power went out at least once. I awoke to my computer powered on with a black screen. Unresponsive. I shut it off(waited the obligatory 15 seconds) and started it up again. Windows 8.1 began loading but when it would normally take me to the login screen, a brief blue screen of sorts came up with a ;( face and the system rebooted itself. This time it said something like "Preparing Automatic Repairs" on the windows loading screen. It did that for a while, rebooted, and took me back to that error screen. I allowed it to do this multiple times and was never able to boot into windows.
I fear there has been some hardware damage(yes I know, get a UPS... ).
I put my windows 8 DVD in and managed to get it to load from the disc. I tried a couple of the repair options(couldn't tell you which) but they just sat at the screen for a long time, seemingly doing nothing. I knew I wouldn't be able to retrieve my files most likely(but my last backup was beginning of October so not a huge loss) so I just went ahead and tried a fresh install of windows. Again it sat there seemingly doing nothing but I let it be and eventually, after many of those long waits after selecting the options I wanted, it managed to install win 8.
Win 8 loaded up fine and I began the long and excrutiating task of installing the windows updates. This too has given me problems(downloads failing, installations failing) and where I'm at now, it is in some kind of loop where it tries ... Read more

A:Power outage

I encountered a similar failure but was not induced by a power fault.  The interface chip/buffer for the SATA drive has failed and is intermittently  writing garbage.  This is a MOBO failure.  A new drive won't solve the fault but is the only way to proceed to a resolution.

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Woke up today and realized that the power had went out. Went to start up the computer and it took me to the screen where I can choose to A) Start in "Safe Mode"
B) Start Normally
C) Start with last known working config

I tired all of the choices and everytime the "Windows XP loading" page came up right before it usually goes to where I can log in. Right before it would hit the "Log In" page it shows the blue screen of death for a second and then kicks me right back to the screen with the start up options. Its a cirlce I can't get out of, PLEASE HELP.

A:Power Outage?

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Hello people- I have a problem that I hope you can give me some guidance on.
My computer every now and then TURNS off-- and noone is pressing the power button. So I came home from work and pressed the power button and nothing happened-- so i changed the outlet the tower is plugged into and still nothing-- I then opened the tower and played with a few wires- not knowing what i am doing-- then I changed the battery in the middle of the board as well(the round battery)-- and still nothing-- So I went on the phone to call HP- and after my phone call, I pressed the power button again and the computer turned on???? WOW- the twilight zone??-- So my only question to you- is can it be the power supply??? and if it is-- would it do this type of shutdown by itself- like can the computer work even with a faulty power supply---or can it be something else-- because as we speak now-- the computer is working fine??? What do you suggest I do---
I also leave the computer on everyday and all day forever--- I never turn it off- is that something I should be doing- or should I turn it off when not in use at nights??/ Please give me some type of advice- so i know how to proceed.. My computer is the HP P6140f pavilion (i KNOW- it is quite old- about 10-11 years old)-and I am working on Windows Vista- yes Vista-- but that also is working really great- I actually love it- never a problem---so besides the age- i have given you the problem I am having--so please look into your crystal ball and l... Read more

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My trouble is that I gave my older computer to one of my granddaughters yesterday and had it all up and running for her had a wireless card put in and she was off and running. Today she called and told me that a fuse blew and now it will not boot up only showed a blue screen saying(Do to power outage your computer is not starting up). She is so upset and I,m at a lost as to how to solve this. Any help would be welcomed

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Hoping someone can help. My printer/scanner/copier Brother DCP J-315W was on when the power went off during the recent Sydney storms. The printer is about 3 years old and connects wirelessly to the PC. The power went out at 12.30 am so I just went to bed and when I woke up everything was back on except the printer which has no power. I have tried pulling the plug out of the machine and waiting 15 seconds, and trying to reboot the pc, modem and printer together but had no success.
It seems dead. Do I need another printer or is there a solution?

A:Printer won't power on after power outage

No surge protection? Power outages from storms can cause no damage or high damage to electrical/electronic circuits. There may be a blown fuse inside, but it sounds like it is time to buy a new printer

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Hello. I have a computer I picked up from Fry's that has a K7 FSB266 motherboard, 1GB of memory, and an AMD Athlon 1800+ processor. This is the second motherboard I have put in this thing, as the first one suffered the same malady that I need help with. The motherboard is a Model M811 ATX style.

The other night we had a power outage for about 2 hours. All my computers were powered down, except one. I powered all of them back up and they worked as per normal except the one I reference above. This one was off during the outage.

Now it will not power back on. The same thing happened with its predecessor board which is why I replaced it. Am I missing something? Is there some sort of magical reset that I can't find? Why would this computer be the only one with a dead motherboard after the power was back on? Is there a flaw in its design? What brand should I go with if this thing is junk?

Any help would be appreciated.


A:K7 motherboard will not power up after power outage

Steve1 said:

Any help would be appreciated.

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Hi I have a PC that does the same thing, I think its the PSU, if I remove the mains cable for about 2 minutes, then replace it, the thing powers on OK, I really must get round to sorting it out soon...

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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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Hey guys. I have a problem that I don't think will be very hard to fix, but I need a little help.
There was a thunderstorm in my area today. My computer's plugged into a surge protector, but the outlets in this house aren't grounded. I safely removed the flash drive and card reader I had plugged in, and figured it would be safe for me to extract the archive I'd just transfered to the hard drive before shutting down. Bad call.
While 7-zip's doing its thing, the lights in the room briefly flickered off and on, and the CRT monitor went dark. I looked at the PC and saw its power light was still on, so I turned the monitor off and then back on, but the screen remained black. I then forced a shutdown by holding the PC's power button.
Restarting, I saw it wasn't the monitor that was the problem. This message came up:We apologize for the inconvenience, but Windows did not start successfully. A recent hardware or software change might have caused this.

If your computer stopped responding, restarted unexpectedly, or was automatically shut down to protect your files and folders, choose Last Known Good Configuration to revert to the most recent settings that worked.

If a previous startup attempt was interrupted due to a power failure or because the Power or Reset button was pressed, or if you aren't sure what caused the problem, choose Start Windows Normally.

Safe Mode
Safe Mode with Networking
Safe Mode with Command Prompt

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A:Following a power outage, XP won't start

You are probably blue screening. Right after the BIOS press the F8 key. It should take you to the advanced menu. Choose disable restart on system failure or something like that. Write down what the blue screen says and post it in your next reply.
And BTW, you should be doing daily backups of your data to a second physical disk or the cloud.

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Dell 2550 with XP Home SP3.
Worked fine until power outage. Now it will boot past splash screen, but gives error message offering several options: SAFE, SAFE with COMMAND, LAST WORKING...etc. None actually loads WINDOWS. The best option is SAFE with COMMAND, but that only loads dozens of .sys files and then stalls.

Can read BIOS, changed boot sequence to boot from CD

CD player works, and when XP INSTALL disc runs, I get "WINDOWS SETUP", and at the bottom of the bluescreen, I see dozens of WINDOWS files loading, but this too locks up and nothing happens.

Stumbled upon a DELL diagnostic option and ran all the tests( took about an hour) and I got one error message:

Error Code 3B00:0788
Bootstrap checksum: expected 009Fh
returned 001Ah

Since I have no idea what that means, I am hoping someone here does.



A:XP will not load after power outage

Hi .

In my limited experience...checksum errors are generated only when my CMOS battery is running down and needs to be replaced. But generally they indicate a problem in the BIOS, IMO. But that's on PCs, not servers.

The Dell Poweredge 2550 is a server, which (IMO) makes it unlike a PC.

I would not necessarily assume a CMOS battery is bad, I would suspect the BIOS itself may be adversely impacted by the power outage.

Have you tried resetting default settings? Are the CMOS settings accurate in the BIOS?


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My computer won't reboot since the power outage due to recent storm here in Ohio. I've tried everything Help?

A:power outage problem


I've tried everything

You didn't give us a lot of information, so we can only give you a limited answer. The power outage might have taken out your computer. What did you try?
Is the computer a laptop or desktop? Does the computer turn on? As in do the lights and fans come on? Do you get anything on the screen? Do you get the computer logo on the screen or is it black. If you get the logo, does it start to boot Windows? How far does it get.

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Two nights in a row for unknown reasons the building experienced a power outage. Both times I woke up & had to restart my pc & got the multi-option screen with "Start pc Normally" which I did & it booted up normally.
Tonight, I'm playing it safe & shutting it down. Is there anything else I need to do so I know no damage was done? Hopefully none,thanks.

A:Power outage shut down PC

Shutting down your PC at the end of the day is a very safe thing to do.This way when power outage do happen. You do not have the computer shutting down the wrong way. I for one never leave mine on all night. I shut it down at the end of the day. As for damage from the last two nights when the power shut off . I doubt you have any if the computer is booting up and running fine.

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i dont know where to post this but.. my power went out and my computer still turns on but i cant see anything out of my monitor... i tryed diff monitors i dont know if something burnt out or what can someone help me!!!!!!!!(Moderator edit: revised Topic Title and Description to better describe the problem. jgweed)

A:Problem After Power Outage!

If you have a power strip check the breaker button to see if it has been tripped.

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I have been trying to sort out my computer for about a week now. My husband turned on my computer a few hours prior to the arrival of Hurricane Sandy and forgot to shut it down. We lost power and it was not shut down properly.

I get a BSOD when Windows loads and gets to the login portion of start up. I can't catch completely what it says but it says Driver_IRQL_Not_Less and Equal . Or something along those lines. Towards the bottom it references " ndis.sys. "

To get it to boot correctly I have to run in Safe Mode and do a System Restore to a previous restore point. It then boots normally when restored, but if I shut it down again I get the BSOD and have to start all over.

I went through all of my drivers and updated/ made sure all were updated. The only one that I did not update was for the Microsoft Virtual Wifi Miniport Adapter. The update came back as unsigned. So I disabled the Miniport Adapter. I haven't rebooted to see if this fixed the problem, because I am scared of having to start all over. I thought coming here to work with those smarted than myself, before my next reboot to see if someone would be willing to help would be a better solution.

When I boot off my Repair Disc and use StartUp Repair, it says " Start up repair could not detect a problem. If you have recently attached a device to this computer, such as a camera or portable music player, remove it and restart your computer. If you continue to see this message, contact yo... Read more

A:BSOD following power outage

Welcome aboard.

The zip you updated contains Dumps ages old, and from those no meaningful inferences can be drawn.
Attachment 241757

Anyway, I may suggest you one thing.

As per Carrona.org, STOP 0x0000000A: IRQL_NOT_LESS_OR_EQUAL
Usual causes: Kernel mode driver, System Service, BIOS, Windows, Virus scanner, Backup tool, compatibility

McAfee is the most widely known cause of Stop 0xA, IRQL_NOT_LESS_OR_EQUAL.
Uninstall McAfee Using McAfee Removal Tool.
Use Microsoft Security Essentials as your antivirus with windows inbuilt firewall, and free MBAM as the on demand scanner.

Download and install those, and then run full system scans with both of them, one by one.

Update these drivers:
DW1525 (802.11n) WLAN PCIe Card: From http://www.atheros.cz/
Broadcom NetLink (TM) Gigabit Ethernet: From http://www.broadcom.com/support/ethe...oaddrivers.php
NVIDIA GeForce 310: From http://www.nvidia.in/Download/index.aspx?lang=en-in
Let us know the results.

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I always use a battery backup. The battery in my CyberPower 1200AVR died & before a new one arrived we had a power outage. Now my PC won't recognize my SSD which has my Windows 7 operating system on it. I need help desperately. THANKS!

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I think the solution to my problem ended up being a short, but I do not know. This situation occurred on a Monday afternoon. Tuesday evening, the computer died. I removed the power cable and inserted it the next morning, attempted to turn it on and it did boot up. Wednesday night, installed an eSATA cable onto the SATA 2 #2 port onto my motherboard and tried the new eSATA drive today (Thursday). I noticed that when I booted up today, that I had Internet on my computer.

The idea that the power outage might have shorted something out does not make sense, as I'd seen on another thread, one user (different forum) had a multi-boot system on their computer. Windows had the same problem as I had, while their Linux box did not.

There's an old saying from a skit my brother did in Boy Scouts, "I guess all it took was the right jerk!". Maybe I (the jerk), jerked something and made a connection while installing the eSATA cable.

Thank you all for your assistance. For now, I can comfortably breath and wait for Ivy Bridge to be released.

I had a power outage today which lasted for a minute. My computer shut off as a result. Then, I left for work, and when I came back, my computer had been turned on, which I thought was very odd.

I'm noticing the following behavior:
LAN Connection is Limited
Computer is running slow
My IP address went from to something like (last two numbers were different, indicating being on a different network)

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A:No LAN Connection after power outage


Can you do an ipconfig and show the results please.

Have you tried assigning a static IP address?

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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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My pc (sometimes) shuts down for a fraction of second and then restarts at time of power outage (most of the time the reboot occur when power comes back to UPS after the outage). The most weird thing happening is that when I switch off the electric supply of UPS (ie. where UPS is connected to socket), it back up the computer normally, I mean without any re-boot happening. But when there is power outage the computer re-start. And there is more, sometimes UPS makes a click like sound & pc restarts without any kind of power outage, and that happens a lot.

I have tried changing the UPS, connected UPS to other points in house, plugged CPU to different points behind UPS, isolated other equipments from UPS (like directly plugged TFT monitor, speaker to main lines so that CPU gets dedicated power) and done many other things, but no success !!

What is the reason behind this strange problem? Is it my PSU? How can I solve it !?

A:PC reboots on power outage even with (new) UPS!!

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My laptop computer was on during a power outage. After I reboot, the computer works but at an unbelievable slow speed. Everything it does will take more than 100 times longer. I reformat the hard drive (curiously, that happened in normal speed) and tried to re-install Win2000. I observed that during the first phase of installation, it progressed in normal speed. However, right after the window started, it began to crawl. I assumed that it has something to do with the way the win2000 preforms certain I/O function that is different than let's say DOS. Any idea what happened to me and how to fix it?

A:Slow PC after power outage

I'd start by resetting the BIOS to factory defaults, it sounds like something is scrambled there.

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For starters I know next to nothing about computers, so please be really, really, really remedial with any responses and patient with me. Thanks in advance to any helpers out there!

About six weeks ago we lost out electricity for about 20 minutes. It went off suddenly, came back on suddenly... Our old desktop, running on Windows XP, was on when power went out. I turned it back on after the power returned. I tried to get online to check my email and couldn't get online. I checked the connections, things seemed fine. I check on our laptops (an old iBook G4 and a newish MacBook) and both were (and still are) able to connect (wireless connection though a Netgear router). The desktop is plugged into the router then into the modem, I believe (whatever the arrangement, it was working fine until the power outage).

Anyway after hours of frustrating internet searches trying to get things back in order, I'm at a complete loss. The IP address and subnet mask say and the address type reads "Invalid IP Address." I tried to repair the connection. No dice. The connection itself reads "Acquiring network address."

What I've done:

* I've disabled the firewall
* I did some command prompts such as netsh winsock reset catalog and perhaps others (today is the first day i've messed with it in weeks) and rebooted the computer after them
* I did this command prompt ipconfig/all

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A:IP Address after power outage

It could be the modem went out when the power came back on. Have you called your ISP?

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Mobo: Gigabyte Z170-HD3

CPU: i5-6600k

Drives: 1TB HDD - general storage 250GB SSD - OS(win10 home) 500GB SSD - games

GPU: Gtx 1060 6GB - stock settings

PSU: EVGA 1000W 80 plus Gold


A few days ago we had a power outage and the power flickered off and on for about 2 minutes before being out for 4 hours. My Pc was plugged into a Tripplite SPROCKET surge protector (underkill I know but it was a quick option that was affordable)

Problem: I didn?t think anything of the outage since I thought I was protected but as I was in the middle of a Fortnite match (don?t judge) my screen froze and I heard almost like a power fluctuation noise in my headphones. A noise similar to what a forced shutdown sounds like if you have headphones on. The pc remains running and it won?t shutdown unless I hard reboot it, which still takes a longer than normal time of pressing the power button. Upon a very slow reboot, I can usually get back into the game for about 5-10 minutes before it happens again. The problem also happens if I?m just browsing the web, not necessarily doing graphics intensive activities.


Memory check - nothing

Chkdsk and sfc - nothing

Windows event logs show nothing except an unexpected shutdown

Nothing in crashdumps I reverted back to a stable nvidia driver using DDU thinking maybe that was the issue but it?s still happening.

Note: my GPU is running at about 82c so that?s one possibility of an issue in my mind

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A:PC Freezing After Power Outage

Try resetting the CMOS as a first option. I would check to see if there is a newer version of BIOS you can flash to and reflash the BIOS if resetting the CMOS doesn't work. You can also run a memtest on the memory make sure there are no errors. Next on the list, check your power supply by temporarily installing another to see if the problem persists. Check your "power plan" in Windows. With your power supply, you can go "high performance" with no problem.

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I had left my computer on after leaving for school in the morning and there was a power outage for about an hour. When i returned home my computer was turned off. ( the screen was still on but black screen)And now my computer will not turn on at all? Someone told me that my hard drive fried, but I am not exactly sure. Any help will be appreciated

A:Power outage problem

If you don't have your pc connected to the mains via a surge protector that may be the case, but don't quote me on that. You can check by installing the Hard Drive in another computer possibly.

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With the hurricane rolling through we experienced a few outtages last night and i forgot to shut my computer down before that happened. And now due to that i am experiencing issues with getting to my desktop screen. Let me explain into detail. When the computer starts up it goes into windows recovery giving me two option " Start windows recovory" and start windows normally. I have tried starting windows normally but all that seems to happen is that the computer turns off and puts me back to the two options. So i tried the first one and that brings me into a menu saying select a driver which non appear so i just skip it and than brings me to 6 options i believe. before i go any farther this is all coming from the top of my head as i am not starting at my computer writing this. Anyways the first option gives me the chance to do a automatic repair but they do not seem to find any issue or unable to fix the problem. tell me to restart but nothing changes and i am just repeating steps over and over. the other options are faint in memory command prompt is there and a few others but they are to no help. I am hoping someone can address this issue as i have work on the computer. thank you.

A:Power Outage Can't start up

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I've been hesitant about asking this but since it "almost" just happened to me, what should one do if there is a power outage while defragging?
I had literally just got done defragging my W7 & had started surfing the web when the monitor went black & off as did my TV. Now if that would of happened during a defrag, would it mess up anything?
I've since restarted the W7 & turned my tv on, but still curious, thank you.

A:Power outage during defragging

D I S A S T E R !!!

A laptop will survive due to the battery (assuming you can run with it - - sometimes it's dead and SOL),
but a desktop will likely get corrupted.

I you live where there are frequent brown-outs (aka power outages), by all means get a UPS.

a) always run CHKDSK C: /F /R first
b) never run defrag and then go shopping (ie leave it unattended)

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This has been going of for a while. Apart from being close to the most expensive electricity in the world, our area also has extremely unreliable power.

2 out of 3 times when the power goes out for 1 - 2 seconds the computers will reboot. When they come back up I get the black screen and the "victim of counterfeiting" and "This copy of windows is not genuine" messages.

Occasionaly 4 - 5 reboots will fix it, but most of the time it doesn't.

Sometimes, Windows will also complain that the update server cannot be contacted.

It happens on my Windows 7 and WIndows 2008 R2 systems.

The keys are legit - they are from my technet subscription and purchased full retail copies.

I have to re-activate the software repeatedly. Whilst that always works (so far at least, until Micro$oft decide I have activated too many times), but it's a pain in the butt.

Short of buying 6 UPSs, anyone have any ideas how to stop it?


A:power outage = not genuine

Please follow this tutorial and post an MGADiag report - then we can see what the problem is.


Please also state the Version and Edition of Windows quoted on your COA sticker (if you have one) on the case of your machine (or inside the battery compartment), but do NOT quote the Key on the sticker!

(since you're using MSDN keys, you can ignore the last <g>)

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My PC isn't rebooting after a power outage. When I power up it displays details of the graphics card, then hangs on the motherboard splash screen (it's an Abit AB9 Pro). I'm unable to get to the setup menu using the Del key, or to the POST using the tab key.

Is the mobo trashed??

A:Not rebooting after power outage


There's two things that could of happened here, the first one could be an issue with your motherboard (probably not repairable either) or you may have an issue with the power supply itself and this is probably the more likely scenario.

If you have another PSU to try then please do - post back any findings.


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I had a power outage, and my HP windows 8 Desktop didn't boot, so I went back to a backup from earlier this month. (Not sure if backup is the specific word Im looking for, sorry for my English and computer vocabulary) The problem is that now I have no
audio, half the links in controll pannel dont work, (100% non responsive) and I cant unninstall any programs. I have tried fixing it with SFC but SFC also doesn't work. (btw It doesnt wok in safe mode either.)

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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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Several weeks ago, we had a blackout. When I rebooted my PC, everything was slow. Programs, internet, everything. Looked all over the web for a solution but found nothing. Wound up reinstalling Windows, and the PC was running like new again. Two days after the reinstall, we had another blackout, and I'm right back to where I was before. I've scanned for spyware, defragged the drive. I'm a novice, so I'm not really sure what else can be checked. I'm in no mood to do another reinstall, so any help would be great!

A:PC slow after power outage

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