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Had a bad storm all day today, and the power went out. When it finally came back on I turned the computer back on, and it said some files were damaged etc. Told me to repair it, so I did and it really did not do anything it seemed. After an hour of trial and error was finally able to get into to Windows. Problem is that later on when I went to watch a video on media player classic, I got a pitch black screen followed by a blue screen that had some text but flashed by in an instant. Computer then restarted and I was back to square 1. Was able to get back into Windows though through trial and error. My question is, what would be causing this to occur and what I should do to fix it? My Windows Drive is an OCZ Vertex II 120GB.
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Put the windows disk back in and there should be an option to repair, some of the files for windows must have been corrupted.
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You are lucky. I've lost 2 computers to lightning strikes during storms (one was a direct hit on my apt building). Even through rather nice surge protectors... I now unplug everything during every storm.
    
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You are lucky. I've lost 2 computers to lightning strikes during storms (one was a direct hit on my apt building). Even through rather nice surge protectors... I now unplug everything during every storm.
Seems I might have to do that during the future I guess. Guess I'll try rearing it with the Windows disk and see if that fixes the issue.
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Some odd reason, I can only see 2/3 of my drives installed. The one I'm not seeing has nothing on it but still. Bit strange.
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post #6 of 17
The drive header may have been corrupted, try partition wizard to rebuild the drive, if it was empty then it should be easy.
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I tried to run windows repair with the disk it failed. So as a last resort I did a clean install on the drive. But when I restarted it to test and say how it boots up, I still got the same issue. Sometimes it says error, sometimes it skips that screen and tries to load windows but just sits still like its frozen. And other times, windows loads. So do you think this problem solely associated with my SSD then and I can rule out all other factors? The problem it said before was that Windows files were corrupted.
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post #8 of 17
As long as it's not to much of a pain your best bet is to format the drive clean and reinstall, it sounds like the drive but it could be any number of things. If you have any important files you can boot a linux distro off a flash drive and copy the files over.
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post #9 of 17
sounds like you fried your HDD's try using only one drive at a time, IE your SSD and dry-clean it.
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Whats the difference between dry-cleaning and simply reinstalling windows? I did a clean install so I got no left over files at all on that drive.
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