Sorry, a power outage pretty much makes life miserable. While you seem to gotten things going, there can be continuing issses due to power outage to include the return power spike as well if any h/w got zappad. So, you have to look at everything that seems to become a probl;em, I can mention that the ida once you fix one item may stop there is mute. P)_ower problems tend to generate anything to pester you. Since, no mention of what is running, PC, s/w, OS, etc., take nothing for granted, back-up now once you got things up and running. Sorry, you mentioned clones, so I guess youi have other systems effected. take precautions now to include surge protectors and any other protection if this is a commkon problem. Also, if this was lightening related do whatever to fix the system and verify of you can better protected the electrical sude to include the Ac box only only the PC plugged-in for whole protection scheme.
After power outage the computer
has vertical dashed lines on the screens and the Windows startup screen
is blurred. It goes through a couple of wait lines then hangs, then
goes to a blank screen with the vertical dashed lines and then after a
minute or so the screen goes off. HD light does a periodic flash but
nothing happens. I'm running Windows XP Pro. Here's the really strange
part - For backup I alternate a couple of identical cloned disks in a tray. When I
boot from either one of the cloned disks (normal disk drive
disconnected) they both do exactly the same thing. I've done the fixmbr
to no avail. Finally did the Windows "R" and it installed Windows again.
This did allow for everything to start up, but the first startup
screen still has the lines in it. IF I continue with this route on my
original disk I'll have LOTS of work to get it all working properly
again - what with networking and everything else
.What could the Windows installation have done to make it boot up again?