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Lost pictures on Windows 7 from power outage

Q: Lost pictures on Windows 7 from power outage

Power outage due to storm. Came back on without pictures and documents. It's an HP desktop. Would a file recovery program work? I've tried some of the instructions online, but they don't work.

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A: Lost pictures on Windows 7 from power outage

Oh mary; I feel your pain. Were the pics within one folder and now they're ALL missing?

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Hey, we had a huge storm two nights ago, and the power went out and everything. Today my friend calls me and says that she has lost all of her data, ever since the power outage

-her emails
-photos
-certain text files

is there any way she can get this back, and why would it happen?

A:Data lost after power outage!

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Originally Posted by Gattomak


Hey, we had a huge storm two nights ago, and the power went out and everything. Today my friend calls me and says that she has lost all of her data, ever since the power outage

-her emails
-photos
-certain text files

is there any way she can get this back, and why would it happen?




Did she try to use system restore ?

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Hi I recently suffered a power failure whilst my PC was in the process of shutting down it was at the point where it says on screen 'Windows is saving your settings' Afterwards I was unable to reboot the computer I had to boot from the Win XP CD I used the recovery console to run a chkdsk r which found and repaired some files I also used fixboot I don t know why I found something on the internet that said it might be a good idea Incidentally I don t profess to understand any of these actions Anyway the PC then booted up OK Except for the Outage after Files - please! Help Lost Power fact that I lost all of Lost Files after Power Outage - Help please! my e-mail settings and folders All my contacts and existing e-mail messages have gone The computer had me set up Outlook as though it had not been used previously I have also lost every desktop folder that i had created and had held many important files Some backed up some not All the software that was previously installed appears to be OK I have not undertaken any reformatting procedures or reinstalled Win XP I would be grateful if anybody could offer any advice that may assist in my retrieving any or all of the lost data Thanks Mark Adams Cheshire

A:Lost Files after Power Outage - Help please!

Your email data will only be recoverable if you have created backups. Outlook allows you to export all of your folders and contact information, which you can then use to restore.

Anything saved to the desktop, can be found in: C:\Documents and Settings\"username"\Desktop ...although, if your desktop is now empty, this folder is also likely empty. In which case the only files still retrievable will only be those you have saved elsewhere.


After saying all of that, try running System Restore, and go back to a save point before the problem occurred.

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A:Desktop Functionality Lost in Power Outage

Hi Nealinky, welcome to the forums.

You may need try a Repair Install and see if that helps restore your desktop.


Hope this helps



Added: Failing that a system restore might help

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A:Windows XP won't boot after power outage

if you use ntfs your file system would be able to find the file's fragments,m try a 3rd party software.
 

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A:I Had A Power Outage The Day And Now Windows Won't Boot.

you might try this, as soon as you start your computer ,tap F8 repeatedlyif you get a screen that gives you options , choose "command prompt only"or how ever they worded it for yours . at the prompt type scanreg/fixand hit enter, after it finishes completely you can either do the same withtyping scandisk or turn it off and see if it starts first if not restart F8 and do the scandisk then.

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While Windows was shutting down the computer, the power outage happened....
 
Precisely, when the screen shows "Shutting down" message....
 
After power outage was over, I power my computer on again but it didn't detect the improper shutdown....
 
My questions:
(1) What was Windows doing in that phase?
(2) Will my HDD become corrupt because improper shutdown had happened in that phase? Could NTFS handle this kind of situation?
 
Thanks before and forgive my English if there are some mistakes....

A:Power outage during Windows Shutdown

Does the system boot into Windows correctly?
 
If so...then run the chkdsk /r command.  Running the chkdsk /r command after any unexpected shutdown helps to overcome any potential problems which may relate to the improper shutdown.
 
Chkdsk From Command Prompt, Win 7 - http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/t/496613/contextmenu-is-causing-explorerexe-to-crash/?p=3067880 .  There is no need to put the C: in that command, when run, the chkdsk /r runs on the Windows partition by default.
 
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A:Windows won't boot after power outage

In addition to this.. I tried to format and now it won't even let me do that. I get an error stating "Windows could not update the computer's boot configuration, installation cannot proceed"

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A:Windows 7 upgrade missing after power outage

Most probably you did not removed the OEM version in the computer.
So it was re-install to OEM version.

Just use the original Windows 7 to re-install.

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A:Windows consistently freezing after power outage

Hi do you have a install or recovery disc to attempt a repair ? do you have a recovery partition ? what is the make and model of the computer

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Hey all

Today I experienced a power outage while windows was installing an update.
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System restore cannot find my C:/ partition with my operating system, what seems quite weird since I first tried with the system restore on my hdd before using the one on the Windows disk. I tried a startup repair, but without any success. The logs show it performed a chkdsk so that will not work either.

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A:Windows will not start after power outage during update

Try Option 2 in this tutorial. System Restore

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A:Cannot boot up Windows Vista after power outage - HELP!

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A:[SOLVED] Windows 7 won't start after power outage

Hi, in safe mode select "last known good", let us know how you get on.

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A:Certain Windows 7 applications slow after power outage

re run the chkdsk command with a /R to attempt to scan for bad sectors, if you have bad sectors i suggest you change your harddisk.

Regards.

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System manufacturer and model, please?

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Do you have a MS XP install CD?

Louis

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A:Printer won't power on after power outage

No surge protection? Power outages from storms can cause no damage or high damage to electrical/electronic circuits. There may be a blown fuse inside, but it sounds like it is time to buy a new printer
 

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A:K7 motherboard will not power up after power outage

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Any help would be appreciated.

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Hi I have a PC that does the same thing, I think its the PSU, if I remove the mains cable for about 2 minutes, then replace it, the thing powers on OK, I really must get round to sorting it out soon...
 

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A:Power outage

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A:XP will not boot after power outage

OPP'S I posted this same problem on 11/11/11 and could not find it. Well, I did not realize I posted it in the hard drive forum. I intended to post in this forum.
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I've tried everything




You didn't give us a lot of information, so we can only give you a limited answer. The power outage might have taken out your computer. What did you try?
Is the computer a laptop or desktop? Does the computer turn on? As in do the lights and fans come on? Do you get anything on the screen? Do you get the computer logo on the screen or is it black. If you get the logo, does it start to boot Windows? How far does it get.

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A:Power outage - XP won't boot now

Unit Twentyfive hello and welcome to TSF. See if this will help http://www.techsupportforum.com/f10/...rt-223275.html.

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A:power outage mistake

Hi GreatNate,

Sure it could. I would recommend downloading and running TuneUp Utilities 2009 to find any errors in the registry and critical files... and the HDD too.

http://www.vistax64.com/general-discussion/236887-power-outage-mistake.html
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On a UPS...
tried
netsh winsock reset
netsh int ip reset
Reset switch and modem
Direct connect to modem
Still Nothing

A:no ip conectivity after power outage

hi there are a few routes here you may not have tried yet http://answers.yahoo.com/question/in...1092240AAMXVeL

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A:BSOD following power outage

Welcome aboard.

The zip you updated contains Dumps ages old, and from those no meaningful inferences can be drawn.
Attachment 241757

Anyway, I may suggest you one thing.

As per Carrona.org, STOP 0x0000000A: IRQL_NOT_LESS_OR_EQUAL
Usual causes: Kernel mode driver, System Service, BIOS, Windows, Virus scanner, Backup tool, compatibility

McAfee is the most widely known cause of Stop 0xA, IRQL_NOT_LESS_OR_EQUAL.
Uninstall McAfee Using McAfee Removal Tool.
Use Microsoft Security Essentials as your antivirus with windows inbuilt firewall, and free MBAM as the on demand scanner.

Download and install those, and then run full system scans with both of them, one by one.

Update these drivers:
DW1525 (802.11n) WLAN PCIe Card: From http://www.atheros.cz/
Broadcom NetLink (TM) Gigabit Ethernet: From http://www.broadcom.com/support/ethe...oaddrivers.php
NVIDIA GeForce 310: From http://www.nvidia.in/Download/index.aspx?lang=en-in
Let us know the results.

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Can read BIOS, changed boot sequence to boot from CD

CD player works, and when XP INSTALL disc runs, I get "WINDOWS SETUP", and at the bottom of the bluescreen, I see dozens of WINDOWS files loading, but this too locks up and nothing happens.

Stumbled upon a DELL diagnostic option and ran all the tests( took about an hour) and I got one error message:

Error Code 3B00:0788
Bootstrap checksum: expected 009Fh
returned 001Ah

Since I have no idea what that means, I am hoping someone here does.

Thanks

George

A:XP will not load after power outage

Hi .

In my limited experience...checksum errors are generated only when my CMOS battery is running down and needs to be replaced. But generally they indicate a problem in the BIOS, IMO. But that's on PCs, not servers.

The Dell Poweredge 2550 is a server, which (IMO) makes it unlike a PC.

I would not necessarily assume a CMOS battery is bad, I would suspect the BIOS itself may be adversely impacted by the power outage.

Have you tried resetting default settings? Are the CMOS settings accurate in the BIOS?

Louis

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A:Usb keyboard power outage

try the keyboard on a computer that didnt get struck like a laptop. if it still doesnt work I would just replace it. you can get a nice Logitech keyboard from Walmart for around 12 bucks.
 

https://forums.techguy.org/threads/usb-keyboard-power-outage.1103024/
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A:Power Outage... can't boot

See: http://www.michaelstevenstech.com/XPrepairinstall.htm

This article has helped many persons.
 

https://forums.techguy.org/threads/power-outage-cant-boot.431578/
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Is the mobo trashed??
 

A:Not rebooting after power outage

Hey,

There's two things that could of happened here, the first one could be an issue with your motherboard (probably not repairable either) or you may have an issue with the power supply itself and this is probably the more likely scenario.

If you have another PSU to try then please do - post back any findings.

Nick.
 

https://forums.techguy.org/threads/not-rebooting-after-power-outage.618621/
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A:Power outage during defragging

D I S A S T E R !!!

A laptop will survive due to the battery (assuming you can run with it - - sometimes it's dead and SOL),
but a desktop will likely get corrupted.

I you live where there are frequent brown-outs (aka power outages), by all means get a UPS.

a) always run CHKDSK C: /F /R first
b) never run defrag and then go shopping (ie leave it unattended)
 

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A:power outage = not genuine

Please follow this tutorial and post an MGADiag report - then we can see what the problem is.

http://www.sevenforums.com/windows-updates-activation/234159-windows-genuine-activation-issue-posting-instructions.html


Please also state the Version and Edition of Windows quoted on your COA sticker (if you have one) on the case of your machine (or inside the battery compartment), but do NOT quote the Key on the sticker!
http://www.microsoft.com/en-us/howtotell/Hardware.aspx

(since you're using MSDN keys, you can ignore the last <g>)

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A:Power Outage and XP won't restart

Try to clear the CMOS by either removing the battery or the jumper method for about ten or fifteen minutes. See if that helps. Some times with a power outage, it corrupts the bios setting because it did not have a chance to save before it was shut down by the loss of power.

Don't forget to unplug the computer and ground yourself before working in that case.

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A:Power outage problem

If you don't have your pc connected to the mains via a surge protector that may be the case, but don't quote me on that. You can check by installing the Hard Drive in another computer possibly.

http://www.techsupportforum.com/forums/f10/power-outage-problem-292791.html
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A:Power Outage/Speakers Out

It would be my guess a driver problem, which was corrected by System Restore. I can tell you this, System Restore only helps with software problems; the problem was not with the speaker.
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To check to see if other problems happened in the OS, read this tutorial
System Files - SFC Command

We had power out, too, in CT., from the Storm. New storm due about 9/11

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I am trying to solve a problem for someone who has given me the following description of the situation:

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A:Power Outage or Spyware

Quote:




This translates to me that they don't have a working broadband connection. Any help on troubleshooting this matter?




Not necessarily; they could have gotten a dialer- a program that racks up telephone bills to the profit of the creator and the telco, usually one overseas.

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thanks

A:Computer after power outage

Chances are part of your OS is corrupted (chkdsk does not look at that), since a full format has fixed the issue in the past, I would suggest a repair installation of XP should do the trick, I might also suggest you look into a UPS (uninterruptible power supply) to prevent this from happening again.

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A:Power Outage During Win 7 Upgrade

try running D:setup with DVD in drive (replace D: with your DVD drive)

If this won't complete, try running

DISKPART
LIST DISK
DETAIL VOLUME

Post back what it reports

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A:Problem After Power Outage!

If you have a power strip check the breaker button to see if it has been tripped.

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A:IP Address 0.0.0.0 after power outage

It could be the modem went out when the power came back on. Have you called your ISP?

http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/t/230938/ip-address-0000-after-power-outage/
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A:No LAN Connection after power outage

Hello,

Can you do an ipconfig and show the results please.

Have you tried assigning a static IP address?
Dave

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A:Norton 360 off after power outage

Try re-installing it.
 

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A:Power outage shut down PC

Shutting down your PC at the end of the day is a very safe thing to do.This way when power outage do happen. You do not have the computer shutting down the wrong way. I for one never leave mine on all night. I shut it down at the end of the day. As for damage from the last two nights when the power shut off . I doubt you have any if the computer is booting up and running fine.
 

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A:problems after power outage

did u have an antivirus check? recover console with xp cd?

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A:Slow PC after power outage

I'd start by resetting the BIOS to factory defaults, it sounds like something is scrambled there.
 

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A:Monitor & power outage

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A:Lost My Document, Pictures, WINDOWS CMD after verizon install

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A:My internet will not work after a power outage

Hello mumbles1014,

here are some steps


start
then select ( run
then type in ( cmd
press enter
then type in ( ipconfig /flushdns ( notice the space between ipconfig & /
press enter
then type in ( ipconfig /release ( ^^ ^^^^^ ^^^^^ ^^
press enter
then type in ( ipconfig /renew ( ^^ ^^^^^ ^^^^^ ^^
press enter


then reboot

start
then select (run
then type in (netsh winsock reset
press enter
now reboot your system

providing that the (os) is installed on the c drive /you drive letter may be differnt

then reboot

check your connection

let me know how it works

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A:Cannot boot from HDDs after Power Outage

  
Quote: Originally Posted by Sirus804


Two days ago I was very pleased with this forum in helping me resolve a BSOD issue. Unfortunately, that night there was a power outage. I've never had issues with power outages until now. My computer is plugged into a surge protector. I can't boot from either of my HDDs. I go into BIOS and check the boot order, nothing is wrong. When F12ing to choose what to boot, I choose Hard disk and it recognizes both my Seagate and Western Digital Hard drives. So, I'm not sure it's a hardware issue.

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Is there anyway to check if the data is corrupted? Like if it not gone. If I were to just get another HD or SSD and install windows on it, could I still use my 640 gb for storage?


The first thing I would do is run Checkdisk. How to use CHKDSK (Check Disk) - Windows 7 Let us know how that comes out.

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I have done a clean reinstall of the full retail version of windows 7 x64 professional.
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A:BSOD Crashes after power outage

  
Quote: Originally Posted by dgrec3


About a month ago, the power went out in the neighborhood. When the power came back on, my computer was really messed up; freezes, blue screens, etc. After an hour or two, I found that one of my memory sticks was damaged. I was finally able to boot into windows and work for a little while. Problem is I still get the blue screens randomly and much too frequently (essentially each session I use the computer, I get at least 1 BSOD). I had windows 7 installed for a full year with virtually no problems on this system.

I have done a clean reinstall of the full retail version of windows 7 x64 professional.
Abit kn9s motherboard
Athlon 64 x2 4200

Thank you in advance for all your help!


Your causes are all over the map so like you I suspect hardware. I do notice that many of them refer to video driver/card/power.

I would run memtest, sfc /scannow, and replace your video driver as described below

Download a copy of Memtest86 and burn the ISO to a CD using Iso Recorder or another ISO burning program. Boot from the CD, and leave it running for at least 5 or 6 passes.
Just remember, any time Memtest reports errors, it can be either bad RAM or a bad motherboard slot. Test the sticks individually, and if you find a good one, test it in all slots.

SFC /SCANNOW Command - System File Checker

When upgrading your graphic driver you MUST remove all traces of the current driver. In order to do that we recommend using Guru3D - Driver Sweeper

When it is removed then download and install the fresh copy.

Let us know if you need help
ken J

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A:Power Outage now error messages

First and easiest thing would be to run a secure file check to ensure the windows core files are okay.

SFC /SCANNOW Command - System File Checker

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A:Computer can not turn on after power outage, causes?

light86 said:


Hi there, I just got this problem 4 days ago.
While I was working the elecricity went down in my neighborhood. At that time my computer was on (downloading movies). When I get back I waited a bit until the electricity's back, then when its back I tried to turn on my computer, but it did not work.
I checked the power cable if it loose, or checking the power bar if its malfunctioning, bit everything was fine. Since other electronics that's connected with my power bar worked properly except my computer.

So I open my computer and looked inside. I did not smell any burn which I'm afraid. Reattaching cable, try to turned it on again, not working. Then i see there's a switch
at the back of my computer, and I tried to pressed it and I noticed a small lights near the motherboard turned green. Then I turn on my computer again, still no power. Then I pressed the switch again at the back and the lights went off.

After thinking a while I concluded that it is the power supply problem. So since i have a warantee from X company I just brought it to their store and see what they could do.

3 days later I'm kinda pissed off because they did not call me since I'm thinking it's just a matter of replacing power supply. If i Have one or it's free I wouldnt have brought my computer there since I could just replace it by myself. So I came back to the store asking about my computer's status.

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I'm afraid that I got scammed because the price of hard drive is higher than power supply and they probably want me to pay for hard drive and new OS since everything will got wiped out according to the techie guy.

Thanks, waiting for reply and sorry for the wall of text Click to expand...

Sounds like there was quite a bit of 'talking', which is fine, but I like to see stuff. Tell them to SHOW you. Words can pass the fertilizer test, but SHOW ME cuts through a lot of BS...
 

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A:Computer locking up after power outage

what are you running
video card
cpu
m/board
ram
power supply
brand
model
wattage

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A:computer shutting down after power outage

Is it restarting or shutting down?

Did you clean the heatsinks/fans and possible dust inside the case?
Get HWInfo or similar software to keep track of temps.

Restarting issue can be the GPU. Is it possible to test in Safe Mode, and then Safe Mode with Networking?

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A:PC won't boot without BSOD after power outage.

We see nothing but problems with RAID here since Win7 release, then with UEFI it complicates it even more.

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