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Computer won't boot after power cut - not even in safe mode


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#1 kathpt

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Posted 21 April 2016 - 03:33 PM

Hello!

Recently the tower my dad's been using stopped, for all effects, turning on. I click button and the first screen pops up and then it asks wether i want to boot in:

safe mode
safe mode with networking
safe mode with command prompt
restart manually
last known good configuration

 

No matter what option I choose, it doesn't go past the windows logo and restarts. This happened a few days ago when it was on (it's old and slow, like all old things, but it worked just fine for my dad :() and the power went out because a cord (not directly connected to the computer) stopped working in the living room.

Here's the screen that pops up when I press F8 (and then choose disable automatic restart on system failure)

 

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Everyhing in the middle it's in portuguese but it says the exact same thing others do, let me know if a translation is needed.

Did the power cut fry something and now it needs to be replaced?



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#2 hamluis

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Posted 21 April 2016 - 05:24 PM

Unmountable Boot Volume errors in XP are common and can often be overcome by running the chkdsk /r command from the XP Recovery Console.

 

UNMOUNTABLE BOOT VOLUME BSOD Fix for Windows XP, Vista, and 7 - https://neosmart.net/wiki/unmountable-boot-volume/

 

Fixing the dreaded “Unmountable Boot Volume” error a Tech-Recipes Tutorial - http://www.tech-recipes.com/rx/2605/fixing_the_dreaded_unmountable_boot_volume_error/

 

Louis


Edited by hamluis, 21 April 2016 - 05:28 PM.


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Posted 01 May 2016 - 12:00 PM

Thank you!! Worked like a charm! :bananas:



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Posted 01 May 2016 - 01:16 PM

Thanks for letting us know, glad it worked out for you.

 

Happy computing :).

 

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