I rebooted my computer yesterday. Now it does not work.

July 9, 2014 at 17:14:23
Specs: Windows 7
I reboot my computer monthly and I have never had this situation. It appears the computer is frozen". I have never experienced this before in the several years I have owned this computer.

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July 9, 2014 at 18:37:58
What exactly do you see on the screen? Are you getting error messages?

If you have Windows open, but it is completely frozen, you can manually shut it down by holding the power button of your computer for 5 or 6 seconds. Just be aware that any unsaved work will be lost.

If you can't even load Windows, how far does it get into Windows? Does Windows start to load, but then give you a BSOD?

This is when knowing the exact error message would be useful.

If so, you could try running Windows repair from your Windows 7 disc.

Have you messed around in BIOS lately?

Does your computer POST? Can you access BIOS? (usually done by pressing F2 or something)

Please provide the exact make and model of your computer.

If you answered no to all of these, it's likely due to a hardware failure, although why rebooting would cause this I don't know...it could be a coincidence.

Does the computer sound like it starts, but you see nothing on the screen? (fans spinning up etc.)

If not, it's likely a power supply issue.

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July 10, 2014 at 10:15:38
Sometimes folk say rebooting when they mean some sort of restore. Can you confirm that you are just restarting the computer when it goes wrong? Just wanted to make sure we are properly understanding your situation.

Always pop back and let us know the outcome - thanks

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July 10, 2014 at 16:01:41
Before you go anywhere near a windows repair routine, post back first with (as already requested by nt56erbx) the make and model of your computer. Likely you have lots of "stuff" on the hard drive you wouldn't wish to lose... So perhaps set about safeguarding that first (unless it's already safe elsewhere off the system as is).

More info as requested above will be helpful, and then pholks can advise more ; including how to recover and save your "personal stuff" from system,before actually doing anything with the windows installation as is.

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