Power Supply lost computer would not start when restored

January 13, 2015 at 08:04:32
Specs: Windows 7
There were messages indicating that an Automatic restoration procedures was in place, These were invoked but after several attempts to activate them they failed to resolve the problem

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#1
January 13, 2015 at 08:06:55
Can we have a little more info - please?

Make/model of computer; what occurred etc. to require an "automatic restoration process"?


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#2
January 13, 2015 at 08:12:15
Yep, and could you expand on "Power Supply lost" in your subject line please?

Always pop back and let us know the outcome - thanks


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#3
January 14, 2015 at 04:39:00
Loss of power supply relates to the external power supply to the house so everything goes off including the fridge and the lights.

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#4
January 14, 2015 at 05:42:01
That problem can be a pain - and on rare occasions can result in a loss of some data (but not always).

What make and model computer are we talking about?

Can you boot it into safe-mode at least?

Prime consideration would be (for me at least) to recover/safeguard personal files and then set about resolving the actual problem as posted. Personal files can usually be copied ot external storage - typically dvd and/or an external hard drive; checking the copies are OK too on at least one other working system.

Even in safe-mode one can usually safeguard files. Another method is to boot the system with a Linux dvd and access/copy the files that way.

Ubuntu.com is where to find a free ISO file; which download and burn to a dvd. Boot with that dvd and then one can access the hard drive. The Linux OS will "not" write anything to the drive itself (unless you opt to install it there - which do not..); it merely installs itself into RAM only and the hard drive simply a resource for the RAM installed Linux OS.

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#5
January 14, 2015 at 08:54:43
I suppose you should try this easy thing, which "at odd times" unsticks things:
Turn off and disconnect from domestic supply. Remove battery too if it's a laptop. Hold down Power Off/On button for up to 30 seconds which discharges the motherboard components. Re-assemble and hope you are lucky,

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#6
January 14, 2015 at 20:37:01
Sometimes after trying steps in #5 above, you may get a boot asking you to choose (repair, normal boot, last known good configuration, etc.). Choose Last Known Good Configuration as a first choice, trying normal boot will sometimes work and other times bring you right back to the same place, then repairing may be an option.
Booting to a Windows 7 Repair Disk and initiating a Start Up Repair is another good option. If you did not make one of these yet, you can make one on a blank CD from another Windows 7 machine as long as both machines are either 32bit or both 6bit and use that. The repair disk also lets you do a system restore using restore points on your hard drive when the system will not boot enough to be able to do this itself.

You have to be a little bit crazy to keep you from going insane.


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