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Computer won't start

Actually it does, then goes no further. My daughter was playing on the computer last night. We had a storm, and she didn't get off of the computer before the power went out. The computer started this morning, but goes to the "safe mode or start windows normally" options. The safe mode loads to the same point every time and stops. The windows mode starts with the logo on the screen, but just keeps acting like it's loading with the moving light at the bottom. Loading the last known good start doesn't work either. Is that motherboard or hard-drive or something else? Thinking that it was a HD issue, went to the recovery disk I received, and it stops at the point of looking at the HD. It does see the size of the drive, but goes no further. Motherboard lights are on, .....
computer: asus P5N-E sli mobo, e6750 cpu, 320 HD, 500 watt psu,

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  • Ntropy99 Apr 27, 2008

    The computer is/was running XP. If I understand the reply, you are saying that the HD may be damaged due to trying to access the information on it during the power outage, is that correct? I tried using the recovery disk that I received from the computer company. It loads windows, the drivers, and stops when it starts examining the HD. How long should that take?

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This is a complicated fix to diagnose over emails but first, the hd had been hit the power outage while accessing the hd can damage it. so I recommend reloading windows fresh if it cannot then you may have damaged the cd rom /dvd drive.
what version of windows are you running?

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