My cousin has a computer power question.

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  1. cheater87

    cheater87 Registered Member

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    Her mom bumped into the wall where the power cord for the PC was plugged in. My cousin's monitor went off for a few seconds and the tower's power button was blinking. The screen then came back on in a few seconds. This won't affect anything right? Including windows updates, avast update? My cousin is worried.
     
  2. Brian K

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    Come on cheater87, give it a rest!
     
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    LMAO, this cant be serious
     
  4. Sherlock_Holmes

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    something like this happens every month ?!
     
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    So it's your "cousin" this time, eh?

    In all seriousness, it should not effect anything including windows updates or avast updates. I've accidently hit the power button on my surge protector when I was stupidly dusting down there when the computer was on and this turned my computer off. When you put it back on, you may get a warning saying your computer was shut down unexpectedly and it may prompt you to start your computer in safe mode. This isn't necessary, just boot back into windows and everything should be fine. The only negative effect is that any files you had open that were not saved would probably be lost.

    Regards,

    Mark
     
  6. cgeek

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    Again! :D
     
  7. Carver

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    If your worried you can run do a AV scan in safe mode; a sfc/scannow; a check disk. Oh, while you are at it you can check your Network connection.
     
  8. ABee

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    Step One: Power down the computer normally, then unplug it from the wall.

    Step Two: Pad the entire wall with at least 3/4-inch thick heavy-duty foam sheeting. (Though two-inch foam is better.)
    Make sure to cut out around the wall socket.
    (You can hire a home-improvement building specialist to do this step for you if you're not comfortable doing it yourself.)

    Step Three: Turn off the circuit-breaker for that room, fill the wall socket holes with super glue, then plug the computer back in.

    Step Four: Wait at least two hours (though four is better), then turn the circuit-breaker back on and power up the computer.

    Step Five: Open up your aunt's liquor cabinet and replace half the contents of each bottle with water. (This is best and most easily done when she's not at home.)

    Step Six: Sell the chinchilla, and do not replace it with any other pet.

    Step Seven: Get a life.

    HTH.
     
  9. Hugger

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    As far as anything being affected, I think it's too late.
    Damage has obviously been done.
     
  10. Basic

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    I honestly don't think it should affect the normal operation of the PC other than opened files not being saved. Sounds like a power bump.
     
  11. vasa1

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    I think the poster has a (put qualifying adjective here or wait for Daveski) sense of humor and likes to get a rise out of forum members.
     
  12. Noob

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    Nothing will happen. It's all fine and your PC will be running forever. (Seriously)

    Just make sure it's plugged in and that's all :D
     
  13. Sherlock_Holmes

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    LOL :D
     
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    :D :D :D
     
  15. jasonbourne

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    I think there will be no adverse affect there. Was just a bump. I something related to the blinking/powering-off in an old pc before but there was a pop-up telling me that my driver for the video card has stopped working and has recovered. That was in Windows 7 x32. I do not remember any pop-ups like that before when it was on XP SP3. All in all as the guys here have shared it's all fine....it recovered! relax:)
     
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    Yes, sure it might have grave consequences. Such type of sudden power mishaps can lead to de novo creation of a special class of `malware in computers running Windows OS that can never be removed from the PC even if you format it dozens of time.

    Try to scan you PC with virus total and tel us your results pls. Best of luck.
     
  17. ABee

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    Except he needs to work on some new material.

    This same joke isn't packing the house anymore.
     
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    If symptoms persists, insult your doctor. :D
     
  19. SweX

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    Mr Einstein!

    Are you only playing with us (wich I hope),
    or do you have a serious drug problem wich is starting to affect your brain functionality?o_O

    Next time you creat a thread I hope you will have a more serious problem that we actually can help you with.:cautious:
     
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