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PC wouldn't start after power cut

This morning our area had a power cut for about 45 minutes.

At the time my PC was on.

When the power was restored, my computer would not start beyond the INTEL sign.

I rang Medion and was asked if I had demagnetised it. I hadn't and didn't know how.

Under his instructions, I unplugged the power from the wall socket and then held down the start button on my computer for 30 seconds. After which, I had to plug in the power and restart the computer as normal and ... ... it worked!

He said that as it was not closed down properly there was still static electricity in the system and therefore, it was unable to operate properly.

Anyway I just thought I would tell you - it's easy when you know how.
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Re: PC wouldn't start after power cut

Thanks for that Audrey, I wouldn't have known to do that. However I do have a continuous power supply for instances such as this where a battery backup kicks in on a power cut
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You're ok then Stephen aren't you?
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Re: PC wouldn't start after power cut

Thanks for that information. Nice little tip to remember.
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Re: PC wouldn't start after power cut

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You're ok then Stephen aren't you?
I would encourage every one to have a continuous power supply there are some very inexpensive ones about these days.
Mine is a Delkin I think I paid 25 for it.

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Re: PC wouldn't start after power cut

Hi Audrey. What I would also do is check your hard drive. You can run a scan, I think it is called Checkdisc or something like that.

If your PC was running when the power went off then it could have damaged the hard drive.
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