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Just had our power go off and then on really quickly which shut down my rig. I restarted it and it brought me to BIOS then I booted. Should I be worried? What should I do if this happens again.
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post #2 of 5
If your computer is functioning normally then I would not be worried.

Always make sure to have your valuable electronics plugged into a reputable branded surge protector to prevent surge damage. Your surge protector also must be plugged into a grounded outlet. Good ones will have an indicator light to let you know if your outlet is properly grounded or not.

For the best protection, get yourself a battery back up system along with your surge protector to prevent possible damage from brown-outs as well, as surge protectors do not prevent this type of damage,
Edited by bob808 - 7/18/11 at 3:09pm
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post #3 of 5
Or just a surge protector in general.
post #4 of 5
If its a close thunderstorm the best way to protect your electronics is to be off the power grid
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What did the bios say, was it just a normal bios setup screen or a message?

Try unplugging your pc when its on, then see if it does it.

Also does your bios battery still hold its charge? In other words, if you unplug your pc, when you plug it back in does it still keep the time?

If the answer is no, then this is probably why the bios came up. They are pretty easy to replace.
     
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