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    Trying to boot up win 7 after power outage.... need advice;

    My desktop was running this AM when the electric went out for 20 seconds, now it seem that everything is up and running but I have nothing but blank screen.

    Need advice, what to do now/first to get back up and running.

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    Do HDD spin up?
    Power supply fans spin ?
    Do you hear any beeps during post (the part before windows starts up)?

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    HD is spinning, fans running, all seem fine, no beeps.

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    Jag,

    First step - shut down computer normally (if possible) - can try control-alt-delete- then UNPLUG computer for ~30 sec, replug & restart; may have to use F8 to "boot to last known good installation."

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    Do you usually have a beep at boot?
    In my experience one beep means all is well.
    In conjunction with the power outage is does seem likely a surge did some damage. But could be just a coincidence Re-seating video card and connectors is a start. Likely it is going to be Swaptonics time. Try monitor on another computer, try another monitor on ailing computer....

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    While some machines will emit a single beep to denote all is well, a machine can emit a pre-set sequence of beeps or flashing lights when all is not well and depending upon what that sequence is - that can tell you what is wrong.

    I must admit that it doesn't sound good if it can't be booted up into the advanced boot options, but we'll have to wait and see if that is possible.

    To check if it's the RAM, remove the modules and reboot and you should get memory error beeps or flashes - if you don't then it's likely the motherboard is shot.
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    Thx Zig, it's up and running right now.

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    What did ya do ??

    If you don't have a recent backup, now would be the time!

    David

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