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Discussion in 'Windows XP' started by britgeneral, Jul 5, 2007.

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  1. britgeneral

    britgeneral Thread Starter

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    hi there im having major prolems with my pc, i had my phone plugged in and hibernated my computer then unplugged my phone not realising it would cause this problem, but now i can't boot up as a message appear just after the post menu saying that the computer failed to start on the last attempt from its previous location, it gives two option of which i can select none as my keyboard wont move. these options are delete restoration data and proceed to system boot menu and also continue with system restart. the only way i could get around this last time was to disconnect my harddrive and begin the windows setup procedure then plug back in when installation begins but i lost everything and i do not wish to do this again, so if any one has any answers to this problem i would much appreciate it thanks(y)
     
  2. tecknomage

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    Learn from your experience.

    NEVER, NEVER plug or unplug electronic devices with power on!

    This is a general electronics rule-of-thumb. Phone lines are electronic devices. You should power-down your PC, and to be extra sure, unplug the power cable from the power supply.

    The exceptions are devices like USB Flash Drives which are designed to be plugged-in with PC powered up. But note, to unplug this device, you Windows provides a Safe-to-Remove icon/dialog.
     
  3. britgeneral

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    well really it was my mobile phone which i was transferring files and i removed it when it was in hibernation mode. and i think its tried to restore from the previous point but wont becasue its missing the mobile phone and for some reason i cant select an option i think thats the problem my keyboard works in the post menu which is weird i cant understnad why its not working in this problem.
     
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