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Interrupted during wake up, can't boot anymore

  1. #1


    Posts : 2
    Windows 8

    [FIXED] Interrupted during wake up, can't boot anymore


    Hey !

    I had a very very disturbing experience in which I was forced to shut down the computer, but failed and accidentally sent it to sleep.
    Unfortunately, it never managed to wake up. It stayed during half an hour blocked early in the restarting process... I took my chance with a hard-reset.

    And then it becomes insane. It gives me the cold shoulder, just hanging in a "Reverting changes" task. It's been a good while too.

    I stand in awe wondering how is it even possible to break my setup like this. Considering the damn thing came with no restoring CD of any kind, on a scale of it's all fine to you're screwed, how exactly would you rate me ?

    Thanks for helping !
    Last edited by michael64; 05 Oct 2013 at 12:58. Reason: Fixed itself up

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  2. #2


    Harrisonburg, Va.
    Posts : 10,488
    Windows 8.1.1 Pro with Media Center


    It might have a recovery partition where you could revert it to factory settings.

    If you can get into the bios enable the boot menu which should activate F-12 to show the boot menu on startup.
    If so choose 10 & get into recovery options.
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  3. #3


    Posts : 2
    Windows 8


    Sorry, it turns out it just started rebooting now.
    I'd like to shift the blame on the very un-explicit interfaces. I tend to panic quickly when I don't know what's happening.

    Took a bit more than an hour but it did fixed itself up.
    Thanks for answering. Sorry for taking space for nothing.
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  4. #4


    Harrisonburg, Va.
    Posts : 10,488
    Windows 8.1.1 Pro with Media Center


    I'm glad it got fixed.
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  5. #5


    Sloe Deth, Californicatia
    Posts : 3,908
    Windows 8 Pro with Media Center/Windows 7


    If this happens again, interrupted during Boot, remember to hold the power button down for over 5 seconds before you try to boot again. Sometimes the Motherboard will get stuck in fastboot, which it can't continue from an interrupted boot.

    What was it, Laptop, Dead Battery, got unplugged? Some batteries are cheap, less than 20 bucks at Newegg or Amazon.
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