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#1 DrFaroohk

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Posted 17 February 2016 - 12:06 PM

Hello all!  First time posting here.   
 
So last night there's a big wind and rain storm.  Power goes out for most of the night.  I wake up and the power is back on, but my computer is not booting properly.  Finally I resign myself to just go with the reset option.  
 
It booted up fine after that.  I lost most of my programs, like games through steam, and I still have most of my personal documents like pictures, so that's a good thing.  For some reason though, the computer is acting like my hard drive is full.   Not totally full, but I know darn well that especially with my games all deleted it shouldn't even be halfway full.   
 
So what gives?  is there a fix for this?  Hard drive dead?  Thanks all!

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#2 mjd420nova

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Posted 17 February 2016 - 04:51 PM

There'd have to be more investigation into the files to see what happened.   I'd try a cold start, (pull the plug), and boot to the safe mode.  If you have an install disk for the OS, a repair could find any faults and replace the bad files.  Funny things happen when you pull the power off these machines while on, the OS gets really upset.  Powering back up, unattended, usually gives you the "failed proper shutdown" screen on reboot and will then continue to a normal boot.  A checkdisk and file scan may reveal something.






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