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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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If posting a question so soon after joining this forum is a no-no, I apologize.

heres my problem. My home DeskTop...built by a tech guy we used to know, is constantly trying to restart itself. We had a power outage and now the computer starts up, get to a certain stage where it aploogizes for the inconvience and gives me the option to restart in safe mode, safe mode with networking, etc....or start normally. I have tried every option. It trys to start windows and then gets back to saying the same message.

I have XP service pack 2 on the PC.....anyone heard of this before. I'd re-install windows but my kids have there homework on it and I don't want to lose every we have on it if there is a way to fix it

thanks in advace for any help offered

A:Power Outage and XP won't restart

Try to clear the CMOS by either removing the battery or the jumper method for about ten or fifteen minutes. See if that helps. Some times with a power outage, it corrupts the bios setting because it did not have a chance to save before it was shut down by the loss of power.

Don't forget to unplug the computer and ground yourself before working in that case.

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

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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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Been quite happy with mu HP 18 all in one pc.... until tonight after power outage the computer still turns on but the screen is all black.Something inside must've burned out, any suggestions what I should do from here will be most welcome.Kind regards

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Having issues after a power outage. booted up the pc and got an error message that vista would not boot went through repair and restore. now running but cannot access the internet and get the 169.x.x.x ip. tried releasing it, manually setting the ip rebooted every thing tried new nics cables everything still the same problem. The other computers work though and can connect. mine is broke no ping nothing any advice??????

On a UPS...
netsh winsock reset
netsh int ip reset
Reset switch and modem
Direct connect to modem
Still Nothing

A:no ip conectivity after power outage

hi there are a few routes here you may not have tried yet http://answers.yahoo.com/question/in...1092240AAMXVeL

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A couple days ago there was a power outage in my area and unfortunately my computer was on during the time. So the next day I turn on my computer and I got floppy disk failure error, which I fixed. I also noticed that the date was set back to January 2003 so I changed it back to the current date. The next day, I got a message saying my Windows XP trial period was up (I use trial XP and reformat every 30 days), which it wasn't supposed to be. Since I reformat constantly, this was no big deal. So I reformatted my computer and soon realized that my problem was much bigger than what I thought it was.
First of all, I noticed that the "stand-by" option is no longer available when I turn off the computer. Second, some websites will not load such as nvidia.com, which I need to get my video card drivers. My connection speed also seems a lot slower than usual. I tried changing my MTU settings and I am now able to access nvidia.com but the download links won't load.
I'm not too computer savvy and something like this has never happened to me before so I'm at a complete loss of what to do. Any help will be appreciated.

As far as my hardware is concerned, I'm running:
Intel Core 2 Duo E8400
EVGA nForce 780i SLI motherboard
4gigs Corsair ram
Antec SG850 850w PSU

Thanks again

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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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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 was working on the computer a few weeks back when we had a power outage, and ever since then, everything has been opening slowly and responding slowly, like when I type in a url it takes several attempts of hitting enter to process. Would there be anyway to fix this? I can give more info if needed.....thanks


A:problems after power outage

did u have an antivirus check? recover console with xp cd?

try run>chkdsk /r

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BSODs after a power outage. A pretty common problem with most people. I can't seem to find the problem. Most of the finds I find on google aren't the same as mine. I've tried many things, Last Known Config, VGA Mode, Safe Mode. But I can't really get into Safe Mode since it always shows "Cannot display this video mode". Can't seem to find out how to fix that either. But back to the main problem. After this power outage that happened around my area, my startups have been consisting of a BSOD. I have Windows XP, with 3 GB of RAM, and 2.13 ghz Intel Dual Core. The BSOD happens usually after it says "Loading your personal settings". It says:

STOP: 0x0000008E (0xC0000005, 0x8062DFB1, 0xAB877988, 0x00000000)

Beginning dump of physical memory
Physical memory dump complete.
Contact your system administrator or technical support group for further assistance.

Sometimes it gets onto the desktop, but that lasts only for about 10 seconds until the BSOD the same as before comes up. I've also wanted to try the Recovery Console on the Windows XP disc, but whenever it gets to "Setup is Starting Windows" after I boot the CD, it shows a BSOD.

STOP: 0x0000007B (0xF78D2524, 0xC0000034, 0x00000000, 0x00000000)

Any suggestions on what I should do?

A:BSODs After Power Outage

Since it was due to a power outage, try clearing the CMOS and see if that helps. Some times with a power outage, the bios becomes corrupt from not being able to save things before the shutdown and that takes you back to the basic factory specifications.

If that doesn't fix you up, then one of the Microsoft guys/gals might want to analyze your stop error for you.

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I have a linksys E1000 router. I recently had a power outage and now the router wont do anything. The lights 1-4 and the internet light blink, but the power and connection lights stay off. Ive tried doing hard resets etc. I called the cisco support and they told me that that combination of lights indicates the router is dead. This has happened about 5x now, and each time the same lights blinked, but eventually for some reason or other the router eventually started working.

Is the router dead? Is there a reason that the router is the only thing that has issues when there is a power outage? The modem and everything else plugged into the surge protector work fine. Is there any kind of router that is less sensitive to power outages?

A:Power Outage and Router

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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 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 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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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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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.

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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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Yesterday there was a power outage, now my computer is extremly slow takes about 10 min to boot and 15 to start an application. I have ran CHKDSK and it says it says the hdd is "felfri" direct translation = flawless. I have also tried restoring the system to the day before but that didn't work either. This have happened before It works fine after formating it. But enough is enough I wanna know what the problem is so this doesn't happen next time.

i would appreciate some help


A:Computer after power outage

Chances are part of your OS is corrupted (chkdsk does not look at that), since a full format has fixed the issue in the past, I would suggest a repair installation of XP should do the trick, I might also suggest you look into a UPS (uninterruptible power supply) to prevent this from happening again.

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I am trying to solve a problem for someone who has given me the following description of the situation:

They left for 2 weeks, where there was a power surge or power out. When they came back their computer was acting funny.

They get a few errors on bootup (I have not seen the computer yet so I dont know which ones). These are the kind that show on the desktop after the system loads. They click on a link in thier favorites and it takes them to an older version of that site. When ever they try to do something online it will ask if they want to dial in a connection.

This translates to me that they don't have a working broadband connection. Any help on troubleshooting this matter?



A:Power Outage or Spyware


This translates to me that they don't have a working broadband connection. Any help on troubleshooting this matter?

Not necessarily; they could have gotten a dialer- a program that racks up telephone bills to the profit of the creator and the telco, usually one overseas.

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My computer is plugged into surge protectors and while it was on my foot hit the swith on the protectors and my computer and monitor both went along with all else. vista started slower and said it didnt shut down correctly. It seems fine now but could damage have been done?

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Hi GreatNate,

Sure it could. I would recommend downloading and running TuneUp Utilities 2009 to find any errors in the registry and critical files... and the HDD too.

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