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Windows NT boot after power outage

By rapell ·
I have a backup DC that has failed to reboot since there was a power outage, the generator failed to startup in time and the UPSs failed to handle the load. Now when I try to boot it, it doesn't even show the BIOS version, but a cursor appears and it stays that way-hanging. No beeps form the system. I wanted to reinstall but it wont do anything, whether I try to boot from a diskette it does the same thing. Please gimme some T/S steps I can try. Thanks

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by willcomp In reply to Windows NT boot after p ...

Basic troubleshooting be it a server or desktop.

1. Reduce to fewest components required to boot. Mobo, CPU, RAM, video adapter, and power supply. Remove all other cards. Disconnect power and signal cables from all drives.

2. Try to boot with minimal configuration. If successful, sequence other components back until problem is located.

3. If minimal boot is not successful, remove and reseat memory and video adapter. Also check CPU. Replace components (RAM, video, CPU, power supply) one at a time.

Goal is to narrow down possibilities and then reinstall components or troubleshoot with fewest possible causes.


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by rapell In reply to Windows NT boot after p ...

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by rapell In reply to Windows NT boot after p ...

Problem was actually the power to the HDD.
Thanks for the contribution.

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