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"your computer was unable to start" (after power failure)


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#1 Sylveon Fetish

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Posted 28 October 2015 - 01:50 PM

The power went out this weekend for 28 hours and when it came on, I always get a message on my Windows 7 desktop: "your computer was unable to start" and it asks me if I want to launch startup repair but every time I say yes, it will be stuck on "attempting repairs" and it will say that for hours on end and will never complete. if I click, "cancel" it always says that the repairs cannot be canceled. all I can do is pull the plug. but it does the same "your computer was unable to start" when I turn on the computer again. it was working fine before the power failure. it has been doing these same things all day every day since Sunday when power was restored. What can I do to remedy this? there was nothing wrong with the computer before the outage.



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#2 technonymous

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Posted 28 October 2015 - 02:08 PM

Is this a laptop or desktop? Model number and serial number? Have you tried resetting the bios? A a surge or ligting strike can damage electronics. Was the pc plugged into a surge protector during this outage? It has to say surge protection on it and not just some powerstrip. A surge protector is supposed to be the sacrificial lamb protecting your electronics.



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Posted 28 October 2015 - 02:20 PM

 I always get a message on my Windows 7 desktop: "

I mentioned it was a desktop. and yes it was in a surge protector. There was no lightning, A tree fell on power lines that fell into the river down the road, They couldn't work on it at night because the wire was in the river and they had to send a boat down the river to fix it.



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Posted 28 October 2015 - 02:49 PM

Try unplugging the power press the power switch then plug it back in and boot it. Have you tried resetting the bios?






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