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Power Failure - Windows Update Crash


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Windows Xp was updating itself when the power was suddenly lost. Now the system has totally stopped. All I get is the flashing cursor when it boots up

 

What could I do to get things sorted?

 

Thanks in advance

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Windows Xp was updating itself when the power was suddenly lost. Now the system has totally stopped. All I get is the flashing cursor when it boots up

 

What could I do to get things sorted?

 

Thanks in advance

 

You could boot from your Windows XP disk and try a repair but with this happening during an update it could be wipe and start again I'm afraid.

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Guest KrankyOldLady

or try to start in save mode uninstall the updates and update again, maby go for the system restore function

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1) Remove the hardisk, pop it in your friends or different system, check for bad sectors, then fix it back , pop in xp-disk, try repairing it with the option given..

 

2) try using Winternals, erd commander to get back to your last restore point ( this is the best option )

 

3) Safe mode if you can get in it.

 

4) format it :) :) ( kidding)

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