Zahid Shahid


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2008
Mar 12

Windows Crashed, Backup Crashed, UPS Fused

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My UPS battery had already stopped wokring properly, On monday morning when I had electricity outage(quite common in Karachi) i hurried to shutdown my pc.. while it was shutting down windows, the battery gone dead! After 3 hours when i finally got the electricity back, turned on my PC and while windows was loading I saw some heavy spark in power extension and current supply stopped!

After replacing wires i finally managed to turn my PC on, but it didn’t let me load the windows, instead it started to reboot after showing windows XP logo. I tried everything, booted from XP CD, repaired it, but nothing worked! I then Bought External SATA-to-USB Kit and attached the hard Drive to my laptop and noticed that im no more able to access C: 🙂 Attached backup drive and it wasn’t working either, at first it showed up as empty but after trying several times i finally could access a month old backup!. Came back to my desktop, Booted with Acronis True Image Bootable CD and I was able to see all files in C: …. Took a deep breath and felt a bit relaxed! Then I created Acronis True Image Backup file from my old Backup HDD for all windows and system files in C:, transferred it to Flash Drive, Restored to my Desktop HDD, Rebooted, and it worked after running some strange scanning processes and fixing some Disk I/O errors for half an hour.

A Bad Day

After all this I at least slept well at around 2:00 AM, Next day early in the morning I got a new battery, attached it and UPS stopped working.. I just can’t explain how i felt! after contacting Systek they sent a repair guy today in the morning who repaired the UPS and its finally working perfectly!! Everything is UP now! 🙂

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3 Responses to “Windows Crashed, Backup Crashed, UPS Fused”

  1. Posted by another.man_88 on April 16, 2008 at 12:11 pm

    zahid, can you tell the specs of UPS and cost (without battery and battery box).
    thanks

  2. Posted by hazem on May 3, 2008 at 2:04 am

    alsalamo 3alaikom

    brother zahid i want to ask you about a web site http://www.blockstatus.com
    can you help me how can i get the msn checker web tool. to use it in my arabic web site .

    hazem
    hitman_control@hotmail.com

  3. Posted by Farhan on May 8, 2008 at 10:54 am

    Nice setup

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