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Reset PC now turned off back on the pc keep asking for Windows

By shennae h
Sep 6, 2019
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  1. I reset the pc and the power went out because of glint when I turned it on my pc asked me to install windows when I press ok it just goes to the same thing it just asked me to do. How do I fix this problem
     
  2. learninmypc

    learninmypc TS Evangelist Posts: 8,920   +630

    3. Create a subject line that summarizes your problem.
    It's poor form to create a thread with “Help!” or any variation of in the title, even worse when that is the entire title. Those threads are less likely to be read because we can’t waste our time clicking and reading something that we may not be able to help. If there is a specific title then we know whether or not we have a shot at answering it and can focus/manage our time in those threads. This also forces you to think a bit harder about your problem; perhaps it will give you another idea on it before posting. As an added bonus this makes the search function more efficient. More here https://www.techspot.com/community/topics/guide-to-making-a-good-post-thread.33297/
     
  3. neeyik

    neeyik TS Guru Posts: 286   +246

    It sounds like the Windows installation has become corrupt, due to the restart not completely correctly (it was probably in the middle of updating some files on the hard drive when the power went off).

    However, it's worth checking that the hard drive itself didn't die when the power went out. Switch on the PC, quickly press the F2 or Del key to go into the BIOS. Without knowing more about the PC itself, it's impossible to tell you were exactly this information will be, but somewhere in the BIOS will tell what hard drives are connected to the PC. If the drive is fried, it won't show up at all. If it is there, then it's a case of either reinstalling Windows from scratch or repairing it.

    If you have the original Windows installation disk or USB drive, you can put that into the PC, go into the BIOS and tell it to boot from the disk/USB drive. From there you have the option to either repair the Windows installation or use the system restore to go back to an earlier setup that worked (but this assumes you were using that particular service).

    If that doesn't work, then the only option is to reinstall Windows.
     
  4. learninmypc

    learninmypc TS Evangelist Posts: 8,920   +630

    As I mentioned in post #2, we NEED more info. What Operating System & more :)
     

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