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Power outage during windows 7 update

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January 16, 2014 11:09:14 PM

During a Windows 7 pro update we experienced a power outage. The computer seemed to boot up fine but then had issue, couldn't read usb, nothing major, but after reboot, wouldn't start? system comes up bios loads, hp slash screen, but then dyes, don't get to scrolling window that show devices etc, just black screen with blinking cursor in upper left. Before I launchinto this thought I would post, knowing how helpful this site had been in the past. Thanks. Simple Hp Pravillion box store computer, nothing extra or special.

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January 16, 2014 11:30:00 PM

I would first use "Safe Mode" ( Press F8 during boot to see advanced options ). Choose Safe Mode and hopefully you have system restore working. IF you do, simply go back a couple weeks and things should go back to normal. If you don't have system restore ON, then try going to Windows Update. From there you can choose to uninstall all of the updates recently done and then do a restart. You should be good from there. Then from W7 Normal mode, go into Windows Update again and manually re-install all the newest updates!
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January 16, 2014 11:37:40 PM

If you have a W7 OS disk (or a HP recovery DVD), you can use the Repair option instead of Re-installing the OS. Some branded computers have special hidden restore partitions on the HD, but you frequently have to be in Windows to use them (or sometimes if you have a HP Recovery DVD it will access the partition for you). Nevertheless, your manual should be able to instruct you as to their specific method, if there is one.
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January 16, 2014 11:56:12 PM

avjguy I've never been very successful with that hp hidden directory. I have two hp's and it never worked. Just recovered the box store pravillion by using the windows 7 pro cd and used fix my computer, shazam, thank the computer gods for small favors. however, i'm looking at the updates and I don't see any sinple way to select the latest to uninstall, any thoughts?
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January 17, 2014 12:31:01 AM

Control Panel>Windows Update>View Update History >> At the top right below "Review your update history" It says " To remove an update. see >Installed Updates<(bold). Click on that and it brings you to the "Uninstall an update" page!
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January 17, 2014 7:41:18 AM

Thanks avjuy2362, I found that however it only permits one at a time and there were several, but will go through them one at a time. thankyou for the advice, I wouldn't have thought of that and I expect that this is the reason it ran for a while then started being qwerky..
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January 17, 2014 7:43:48 AM

for others that are reading this, I chose the solution which was correct, but don't forget to uninstall the interrupted updates, then redo....without power failures!
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