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HELP! Power Outage Killed my PC.....Black Screen Horizontal l White Lines

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#1 WeAreBaked


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Posted 26 August 2016 - 12:49 PM

So when I was in school last night we had a power outage and when I got home from school and restarted my PC windows would not load. I can get into the bios and boot options screen but nothing to do with windows itself. When I try to load windows the screen just goes black with a bunch of flashing horizontal white lines randomly around the screen. If I try a recovery disk it will first go black with a cursor in the corner for a couple minutes that reverts back to the horizontal white lines....When I run diagnostics the harddrive fails and gets a error code 7. I would like to fix the pc itself but will settle for a way to get files from the hard drive. I'm a gamemaker and was 2 weeks away from releasing my first game, 2 years of work and over 10,000 custom images drawn by me. Any information will be great because I have noidea what happened.

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Posted 27 August 2016 - 08:34 AM

If still able, you can backup files by using a Live Linux disk or something like the Ultimate Boot CD.

You'll also need some sort of storage media to copy the files to. (such as a flash drive or an external USB hard drive).


The more you access the hard drive (even just turning the computer on) the more likely the drive is going to fail completely (and make the file recovery very expensive).


As the drive is dying, take it out and put it somewhere safe.

Then get a new hard drive and your recovery media to restore Windows on.

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