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Windows 7: I can recover all Windows sessions after a suddenly power shutdown?

02 Oct 2015   #1
Hadramawt

Windows 7 Home Premium 64Bit
 
 
I can recover all Windows sessions after a suddenly power shutdown?

Hi everyone!
Since my laptop have a corrupted main battery inserted, and the electricity is always suddenly cut off , all my work get lost once the electricity is cut off. As a result, I have been thinking of a way avoiding losing the Windows data and sessions done before and not saved.

When the electricity is cut off, then all my work in Windows OS get lost. However, I come to see some applications like LibreOffice 3.6 immediately saves the document open before cutting the electricity by locking it, and then suggested for me an option of recovering the document edited and not saved yet before cutting the power supply once I opened that document again. So, I get to what I was doing before cutting the electricity (My data was not lost on that document)

Also, browsers can suggest that I can recovery my pages opened before disconnecting the power supply.
Restore pages?
Chrome didn't shut down correctly?

However, do you think that there are some settings can be setup recover the same thing with Windows so to recover all what I was doing before cutting the power supply? IF NOT, DO YOU HAVE ANY ALTERNATIVE SOLUTION, ESPECIALLY IF A NOTEBOOK HAS NO BATTERY INSERTED?


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02 Oct 2015   #2
Alejandro85

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

When the power supply goes off (no matter if it's a normal electrical outlet, battery or whatever) the computer goes off immediately, with no chance of doing anything at all. Every running program and the whole OS in fact is abruptly stopped. This is an entirely unexpected situation, but there is nothing the software can do to prevent it.

What those "some applications" actually do is to save their state frequently to a temporary location with a background processing, entirely transparent. In the event of an abrupt shutdown, when restarted, they go to that backup and offer it to you. So if they autosave every 10 minutes, you only lose at most 10 minutes of work. That behavior is done completely by each program on its own, not something the OS offers.

If you have electrical problems the best prevention is get used to save everything very frequently, to minimize data loss. Some automatic backup of important files can also help. You could also consider getting an UPS if the problem persist, so it serves as a backup battery. If the power goes off, it gives you enough energy to save everything and shutdown gracefully.
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02 Oct 2015   #3
Hadramawt

Windows 7 Home Premium 64Bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Alejandro85 View Post
When the power supply goes off (no matter if it's a normal electrical outlet, battery or whatever) the computer goes off immediately, with no chance of doing anything at all. Every running program and the whole OS in fact is abruptly stopped. This is an entirely unexpected situation, but there is nothing the software can do to prevent it.

What those "some applications" actually do is to save their state frequently to a temporary location with a background processing, entirely transparent. In the event of an abrupt shutdown, when restarted, they go to that backup and offer it to you. So if they autosave every 10 minutes, you only lose at most 10 minutes of work. That behavior is done completely by each program on its own, not something the OS offers.

If you have electrical problems the best prevention is get used to save everything very frequently, to minimize data loss. Some automatic backup of important files can also help. You could also consider getting an UPS if the problem persist, so it serves as a backup battery. If the power goes off, it gives you enough energy to save everything and shutdown gracefully.

Thank you so much indeed for both of your quick reply and understanding me well.

However, I really don't know what is UPS? Is it like a main battery or does it even work like it? Really, the electricity is always cut off in my country, and since my main battery is corrupted, and I don't use it, I always work on my notebook while is plugged into a main power supply. So, my system pretty much always shuts off in an entirely unexpected situation. However, I don't know how that UPS can really help me prevent shutting down my notebook due to a suddenly electrical outlet?
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02 Oct 2015   #4
Layback Bear

Windows 7 Pro. 64/SP-1
 
 

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02 Oct 2015   #5
Alejandro85

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Hadramawt View Post
However, I really don't know what is UPS? Is it like a main battery or does it even work like it? Really, the electricity is always cut off in my country, and since my main battery is corrupted, and I don't use it, I always work on my notebook while is plugged into a main power supply. So, my system pretty much always shuts off in an entirely unexpected situation. However, I don't know how that UPS can really help me prevent shutting down my notebook due to a suddenly electrical outlet?
You can read about UPSs in Wikipedia

But in short, an UPS is essentially a battery .
An external battery that you plug into the outlet, then plug the computer to it. When there is electrical supply it charges its internal batteries and while also powering the computer. When power goes out, it uses the battery to continue providing power the computer for a few minutes. While this energy is not enough for continuing normal work, it's sufficient to let you save whatever you're doing and properly shut the system down. The computer continues receiving power even after the blackout.

Basically, the whole city goes dark but your computer will live for 10/15 minutes more, and in that time you can shut down everything as it should instead of being abruptly powered off.

Or, giving that it's a notebook, have you considered getting a new battery for it?
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02 Oct 2015   #6
Hadramawt

Windows 7 Home Premium 64Bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Layback Bear View Post

Thanks a lot both of you.
I fairly think this is a stupid question, but I want to ask it?
I see in that link that the largest UPS is 865 Watts /1500 VA.
How long can a larger UPS be lasting until it drains its power when it is disconnected from the main power, and when one or more devices drain the power of that UPS?

A car battery in combination with a small inverter would also do the trick?

This could be fantastic, but what I really have been looking for is I need some action functioning like hibernation. However, I need this hibernation to be an automatic-action-continuing hibernation, lets me work on my notebook until my notebook shuts off in an entirely unexpected situation when an unexpected electricity outlet happens. So, I can then resume my Windows.
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03 Oct 2015   #7
Hadramawt

Windows 7 Home Premium 64Bit
 
 

Could anyone please reply to my last question?
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