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Windows 7: Power Failure

29 Jul 2010   #1
Sem

Windows 7 x64
 
 
Power Failure

Yesterday there was a power failure in my house while my pc was running
my pc was idle at the desktop with only firefox open

now im kind of worried that the power loss might have corrupted something

ive done the usual like sfc /scannow and chkdsk and they didn't find any errors
and i haven't encounted any problems (yet) but i cant help thinking


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29 Jul 2010   #2
gladson1976

Windows 7 Ultimate x86 build 7600 (XP, 98SE, 95, 3.11, DOS 7.10 on VM) + Ubuntu 10.04 LTS Lucid Lynx
 
 

I think you are getting a bit over concerned with the power failure Just relax
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29 Jul 2010   #3
Petey7

Windows 7 Professional SP1 64-bit
 
 

It happens to people all the time with no issue. Relax. If there is a problem, you have all of us st seven forums to help you out.
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29 Jul 2010   #4
whs
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

I would not worry. I have a neighbor who used to shut-off the PC with the switch on the power strip. That appears to the PC like a power failure. She never had a problem after these daily "disasters".
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29 Jul 2010   #5
Phone Man

Windows 8.1 Pro w/Media Center 64bit, Windows 7 HP 64bit
 
 

Older versions of Windows did not like being shutdown like that but I think since XP the OS is OK with it. If you were writing to a disk when the power went off then you may corrupt a file or two. If windows didn't complain on boot up you are probably fine.

I use this UPS to protect my system.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16842101311

We get lots of quick power hits where the power goes off for a few seconds and then returns and the UPS keeps everything running. I have my PC, Monitor, Cable Modem, Router and Phone System on it. If power is off after 10min it will send a command to Windows to do a shutdown.

Jim
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29 Jul 2010   #6
MacGyvr

Windows 7 Ultimate RTM (Technet)
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Phone Man View Post
Older versions of Windows did not like being shutdown like that but I think since XP the OS is OK with it. If you were writing to a disk when the power went off then you may corrupt a file or two. If windows didn't complain on boot up you are probably fine.

I use this UPS to protect my system.

Newegg.com - APC BE750G 750 VA 450 Watts 10 Outlets Power Saving Back-UPS ES

We get lots of quick power hits where the power goes off for a few seconds and then returns and the UPS keeps everything running. I have my PC, Monitor, Cable Modem, Router and Phone System on it. If power is off after 10min it will send a command to Windows to do a shutdown.

Jim
You can get away with it sometimes, but it does cause the next startup to be significantly slower. AND, it can cause system file damage...on XP and right on up to 7.
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