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Discussion in 'Tech Support' started by Whitlog, 20 Nov 2006.

  1. Whitlog

    Whitlog What's a Dremel?

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    My girlfriend was on her pc and she had a power cut, when the power came back on she tryed to reboot the pc and as windows 2000 started to load up a blue screen aopperaed saying STOP *** inaccessiable_boot_ etc. so i tryed using the safe mode and all the other options in the section you get when you press f8 as i boots up but all went to this blue screen.

    any help would be great we are really stuck
     
  2. Glider

    Glider /dev/null

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    Either the power cut borked some data on the hard disk, or it screwed a component. My bet is the former. So maybe a recovery (from the install CD) will help, otherwise I think a reinstall will be needed.
     
  3. DougEdey

    DougEdey I pwn all your storage

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    +1 for Gliders opinion.

    The hard drive may need to be formatted then reinstalled. Worst case scenario: head crash due to sudden power loss.

    You may want to consider investing in a UPS
     
  4. MrWillyWonka

    MrWillyWonka Chocolate computers galore!

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    I very much agree with this, I've seen this happen before, not just in power cuts but when the power cord is accidently pulled.

    edit: looks like doug agrees too :p
     
  5. Whitlog

    Whitlog What's a Dremel?

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    great, thanks alot for the info,i will get her a UPS as well,i will get myself one as well for my PC just incase ;P. i will try the cd tonite :)
     
  6. Beebs

    Beebs What's a Dremel?

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    How often do you have power cuts in your area? I only have a surge protector and I never have a problem when there is power loss in my apartment. I really don't think a UPS is necessary unless you are running a server that should never go down or you experience alot of power failures.
     
  7. Glider

    Glider /dev/null

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    Here in Belgium, the area where I live, we had one last month, but the previous one was... 8years ago I think, when someone ran into a pole which held the powerline :D
     
  8. Beebs

    Beebs What's a Dremel?

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    Hmmm....yea, anytime someone hits a pole with a powerline, that's bound to happen :)
     
  9. DougEdey

    DougEdey I pwn all your storage

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    UPS' are good for smoothing out AC voltage to an almost perfect sine wave. This causes less wear and tear on the PSU.
     
  10. Beebs

    Beebs What's a Dremel?

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    But isn't the job of the PSU to do that? The only reason why I wouldn't say to get a UPS is first they're expensive, and they also weigh a ton. I think you'd be babying your PC too much if you have a UPS connected to it. If it's a regular PC everyone uses day to day, then you don't need it. If it's vital to your living, then I'd say get a UPS.
     
  11. stevie1556

    stevie1556 What's a Dremel?

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    I've seen many PSU's crash and die because of the voltage going into them straight from the power circuit. Having a UPS will make your PSU last so much longer, they are worth getting, especially if you use your PC while a thunderstorm is nearby.
     
  12. bubsterboo

    bubsterboo What's a Dremel?

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    My brother just had his HDD break because of a this. The power not only cut out, but surged and turned on and off a few times too.
     
  13. Highland3r

    Highland3r Minimodder

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    Try re-formatting and re-installing windows.
    *might* also be worth a try giving fixboot and fixmbr a shot at the recovery console too. Doubt they'll do much/anything but it could be worth a shot before resorting to a re-install.
     
  14. JADS

    JADS Et arma et verba vulnerant

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    The only thing I can think of aside from a reinstall or ideally a format and clean install is use chkdsk /r on the recovery console. Put in your windows CD, wait a bit, it should ask you if you want to install a new version or repair an old one (press R!) choose repair. You'll need to log in then you can use chkdsk /r to see if the data on the disk can be recovered.
     

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