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Windows 7: Blackout

20 Jan 2014   #1
Computer0304

Windows 7 Professional 32-bit/Windows 8 64-bit/Win7 Pro64-bit
 
 
Blackout

Will my computer automatically restart after power comes back after a blackout? If so, should I plug it out?
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20 Jan 2014   #2
Computer0304

Windows 7 Professional 32-bit/Windows 8 64-bit/Win7 Pro64-bit
 
 

Someone in my neighborhood just blew a transformer..
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20 Jan 2014   #3
whs
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

No, it will shut off and you have to restart it. You probably get a black screen with options. Use "Start normally". You may have lost your automatic log-ins.
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20 Jan 2014   #4
Computer0304

Windows 7 Professional 32-bit/Windows 8 64-bit/Win7 Pro64-bit
 
 

I turned off my surge protector anyway. But what do you mean by automatic log in?
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20 Jan 2014   #5
Computer0304

Windows 7 Professional 32-bit/Windows 8 64-bit/Win7 Pro64-bit
 
 

Good thing I wasnt working on anything important. I was just watching videos on the internet.
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20 Jan 2014   #6
UsernameIssues

W7 Pro SP1 64bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Computer0304 View Post
Will my computer automatically restart after power comes back after a blackout? If so, should I plug it out?
If you are talking about your DELL - then the answer is maybe.

It depends on how BIOS is set. From what I've seen, if BIOS offers to power up the computer once power is restored, that option is typically not turned on by default.

Dell desktops typically have BIOS settings that allow you to have the computer automatically come on when power is restored and they can also be set to turn the computer on at a certain time of the day.
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20 Jan 2014   #7
Solarstarshines

Windows 10 Home Premium 64bit sp1
 
 

Most of the time if you have a Quality protector it will shut off before anything else itself

there are some rated for the price range of protection 25,000-50,000 75,000-120,000 etc

If it fails they have to replace everything that was damaged
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20 Jan 2014   #8
Computer0304

Windows 7 Professional 32-bit/Windows 8 64-bit/Win7 Pro64-bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Solarstarshines View Post
Most of the time if you have a Quality protector it will shut off before anything else itself

there are some rated for the price range of protection 25,000-50,000 75,000-120,000 etc

If it fails they have to replace everything that was damaged
It was not a surge. The power just went out.
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20 Jan 2014   #9
whs
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Computer0304 View Post
I turned off my surge protector anyway. But what do you mean by automatic log in?
Automatic log-ins like e.g. to this forum. You may have to redo username and passwords.
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20 Jan 2014   #10
Stephanie

Win 7 Pro x64, Win 10 Pro x64, Linux Light x86
 
 

Hi Computer0304

When you have power back start your Computer and you may see a screen (as in screen shot) move (using up/down keys) the highlight to Start Windows Normally then press Enter on your keyboard


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