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Do I need to reboot system?

by Kvakaca / October 12, 2015 2:57 PM PDT


I changed power supply on some older computer and now it gets to "Failed to reboot..." message. So my questions are:
1. Do I have to reboot system?
2. Will it delete data from HD?


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(NT) no for both
by renegade600 / October 12, 2015 3:03 PM PDT
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(NT) Thanks
by Kvakaca / October 12, 2015 3:05 PM PDT
In reply to: no for both
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Re: reboot
by Kees_B Forum moderator / October 12, 2015 3:11 PM PDT

If it fails to reboot after you turned it off to change the PSU it's still not booted, so I would say you have to boot again (that's reboot) to get it running. But maybe you mean something else?


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by Kvakaca / October 14, 2015 6:14 AM PDT
In reply to: Re: reboot

My bad, I didn't explained as I should have.

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That is one strange message.
by Oldartq / October 12, 2015 3:31 PM PDT

All the years that I have deal with computers I don't recall ever seeing that. I sit here thinking...under what situation would that pops up, weird. But since it wants to reboot but can't. I probably help it along by "rebooting". Otherwise you be sitting waiting and waiting and waiting and.....

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Sory, my mistake
by Kvakaca / October 14, 2015 6:13 AM PDT

English isn't my first language plus I was very tired so I didn't explain correctly. It's that message:

Disk boot failure - Insert system disk and press Enter

Full explanation as to what brought to this is that power source suddenly stopped working (might be some power surge, not my computer so not sure), so when I put new power source it got to Disk boot failure. I just wanted to see if that is common, because I changed few power source on my computers and never saw it before. Now it goes to service, because it's way over my head.

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Re: disk boot failure
by Kees_B Forum moderator / October 14, 2015 6:46 AM PDT
In reply to: Sory, my mistake

Most likely either your hard disk or your motherboard is damaged.

If you're very lucky, it's just a loose cable. If you're normally lucky, reinstalling Windows will fix it. If you're having less luck, you might need a new hard disk or a new motherboard.


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by Kvakaca / October 14, 2015 2:41 PM PDT
In reply to: Re: disk boot failure

Yeah, I thought something like this might be an issue so I told the owner (my sister) to send it to service and to pray. I'm no good when it comes to serious breakdowns...

Anyway, thank you a lot and hope you have a great day!


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