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#1 rowal5555

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Posted 28 April 2008 - 03:43 AM

At 10am this morning, I left my desktop running happily as usual. Got home at 5pm and it was totally screwed. Couldn't boot into Bios, Safe Mode, or Recovery.

After a moment of sheer panic, I dragged out my Acronis Boot Disk and booted Windows from there. Ran CHKDSK which recovered an orphaned file A0033637.ini into directory 54665 and found errors in MFT Bitmap attribute and in the Volume Bitmap.

I scheduled CHKDSK /F and rebooted, and everything seems to be back to normal now.

My question is - does anyone have a clue as to what may have caused this so that I can try to prevent it happening again??

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Posted 28 April 2008 - 04:38 AM

A power outage?

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#3 rowal5555

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Posted 28 April 2008 - 05:49 AM

Mmmm. Possible. Good thinking.


Have to get a UPS. LOL. Laptops weren't affected but they would jump straight to battery. (F@H would stop if on battery power so will check that log now. Right, something definitely happened at 10.04 to affect all, so neighbour must have blown a fuse. Will check tomorrow)

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