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Windows 7: Abrupt shutdown (power cable pulled by mistake)

05 Jan 2011   #1
SlackerITGuy

Windows 8.1 Pro
 
 
Abrupt shutdown (power cable pulled by mistake)

So I was playing playing a little BFBC2 earlier tonight, when by mistake, I disconnected the power cord from my UPS with my foot, resulting in the computer shutting down abruptly.

My question is, what are the consequences of this kind of hard shutdown? should I be concerned with damages done to my system/hardware? (BFBC2 is a pretty demanding game, so my CPU and GPU were @ full load).

Thanks in advanced.


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05 Jan 2011   #2
zigzag3143

Win 8 Release candidate 8400
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by SlackerITGuy View Post
So I was playing playing a little BFBC2 earlier tonight, when by mistake, I disconnected the power cord from my UPS with my foot, resulting in the computer shutting down abruptly.

My question is, what are the consequences of this kind of hard shutdown? should I be concerned with damages done to my system/hardware? (BFBC2 is a pretty demanding game, so my CPU and GPU were @ full load).

Thanks in advanced.

The possibilities range from no damage to complete HD fail. Chances are really high that there was no damage at all and if you have a back up (you do have a backup right?) no possibility of data loss


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Ken J
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05 Jan 2011   #3
SlackerITGuy

Windows 8.1 Pro
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by zigzag3143 View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by SlackerITGuy View Post
So I was playing playing a little BFBC2 earlier tonight, when by mistake, I disconnected the power cord from my UPS with my foot, resulting in the computer shutting down abruptly.

My question is, what are the consequences of this kind of hard shutdown? should I be concerned with damages done to my system/hardware? (BFBC2 is a pretty demanding game, so my CPU and GPU were @ full load).

Thanks in advanced.

The possibilities range from no damage to complete HD fail. Chances are really high that there was no damage at all and if you have a back up (you do have a backup right?) no possibility of data loss


Turn it on and find out



Ken J
Thanks for the insanely quick reply mate.

To be honest, I'm actually more concerned about potential damage done to my PSU, CPU and GPU, HDD/data loss is the least of my concerns right now.

My rig turned on just fine btw.
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05 Jan 2011   #4
thefabe

Windows 7 ultimate 64 bit / XP Home sp3
 
 

This has also happened several time to me with no problems , the only variable difference is I don't have a UPS. So the only thing left to do is start her up and see.
Fabe
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05 Jan 2011   #5
profdlp

Main - Windows 7 Pro SP1 64-Bit; 2nd - Windows Server 2008 R2
 
 

If everyone who ever had a power loss suffered damage to their computer there would be a lot of sad people in the world. Don't sweat it.
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05 Jan 2011   #6
SlackerITGuy

Windows 8.1 Pro
 
 

Hahaha nice one profdlp.

+rep(s) going out immediately.

Thanks again fellas!.
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05 Jan 2011   #7
rap33042

Windows 7 Home Premium x64
 
 

When this happens to me I don't really worry about hardware damage so much as a garbled hard drive.

I run chkdsk on all the drives just to be sure about the data.
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05 Jan 2011   #8
profdlp

Main - Windows 7 Pro SP1 64-Bit; 2nd - Windows Server 2008 R2
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by rap33042 View Post
When this happens to me I don't really worry about hardware damage so much as a garbled hard drive.

I run chkdsk on all the drives just to be sure about the data.
That is excellent advice.
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