Recover windows from Force Shutdown


  1. Posts : 73
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    Recover windows from Force Shutdown


    What effect does forcing a windows shut down have? Second time in 3 days a force shut down has put my system in jeopardy and it refuses to boot.

    My laptop. Was trying to load some dlls and it went fine, but suddenly my system wasn't restarting, or even shut down. I couldn't get into the alt+ctrl+del menu either, so I forced it shut down and bang. Gone. I was never able to recover it. I couldn't even reset it up.

    I transfer all the data I was working on to my desktop. I worked all night (did nothing to my main windows.) Shut it down, slept, woke up in the morning to see that the red light near the power button was on for some reason. I press the enter button or power button to see whether it is still on or nothing, nada. There's supposed to be a white light from my mobo to be lit which it wasn't, so I was sure that my system isn't up fully. I force it shut down by the power button (which I have done so on many occassions in similar situations, sometimes my system would do scary garbage, like turning itself on from hibernation on its own. I still have no idea why or what was causing it)

    Anyways, force shut down. Turned it on. And lo my windows doesn't start and shows the symptoms of my laptop.... There shouldn't have been any virus either. Ofc my AV was off since I was working with win10xpe and some other tools. But seriously, the heck is wrong with windows and force shut down...

    EDIT: Windows 1909 x64 18363.592 on desktop and 18363.1110 on my laptop... Heck am I supposed to do. I got no restore points or recent image. I do have an old image probably. From my laptop issue I know that my bootloader is probably messed up since I had to fix that first (although then the windows wouldn't boot, since some files had gotten corrupted).
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    @Raex-D

    Lots of times a forced shutdown will glitch the BIOS.
    I would probably reset the BIOS to defaults on the desktop, and see if that will allow you to boot the computer.
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    Ghot said:
    @Raex-D

    Lots of times a forced shutdown will glitch the BIOS.
    I would probably reset the BIOS to defaults on the desktop, and see if that will allow you to boot the computer.
    Nada. Same thing. Black screen. I'm afraid a clean install is the only option I have at this time. I'll keep a backup. The black screen comes up at the point where it should show me the options for which OS to boot (I had a winpe in other drive and I could choose between the two)

    I figured it was an issue with the boot partition but alas, even if I had fixed that it showed me nothing. Why I also thought the boot partition was messed up, was due to bootrec /scanos finding no os at all.
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