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Windows 7: Recommended things to do after Windows 7 unexpected shutdown?


08 Aug 2012   #1

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 (SP1)
 
 
Recommended things to do after Windows 7 unexpected shutdown?

I've always wondered this question. I am not talking about a shut-down due to some error in Windows 7, but rather if say there is a power outage and your computer shuts-down unexpectedly mid session.

After you restore power and turn-on your computer again, are there any recommended repair utilities you should run in order to fix any potential errors/problems that might have been caused due to Windows 7 improperly shutting down?

What I usually do is run ScanDisk on all my hard drives, run a program called "CClean" to clean up any temporary files on C:, and run some registry error fixing utility that I use called "Auslogics SpeedBoost".

But are there any other steps I should do? Are there better recommended programs to run that fix things that might be broken after an improper shut-down?

Thanks!

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08 Aug 2012   #2

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In the situation that you describe hard drive problems are always a big possibility. To try and avoid this, try these steps
Wait at least 10 minutes and then:
First, try alt, cntrl, delete, which may end the procees
Then
Try to hold the power buttton for about 10 seconds, this may also be a normal shutdown.
Finally pull the plug (battery on lappy)
Dont run registry stuff, now or ever, except for ccleaner.
Run scan disc and chk for errors.
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08 Aug 2012   #3

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 (SP1)
 
 

Thanks for your reply, but I fear you have misunderstood my question!

I am talking about situations where the computer shuts-down unexpectedly due to *external* circumstances which have nothing to do with Windows, i.e. a power-outage!
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10 Aug 2012   #4

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You should run chkdsk to fix any file system errors. Step 8 of this tutorial.Disk Check and you should also run sfc /scannow in an elevated command prompt to correct any corrupted system files.SFC /SCANNOW Command - System File Checker
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20 Aug 2012   #5

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 (SP1)
 
 

Thanks kado897!
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