Post power surge problems

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Subject: Post power surge problems
Posted by:  J B (nomdeplume820…@googlemail.com)
Date: Mon, 18 Jun 2012

Hello all,

As some of you may know there was a lightning storm in England
recently. The power went out for a second and my PC which was
connected to a Cyberpower BR-650E surge protector and UPS lost power.
Somehow the surge protector and UPS was not able to protect the PC.

I rebooted and the BIOS said the motherboard detected a power surge.
On entering Windows everything seemed to be fine so I went to bed.

The following morning I could not enter Windows 7 (blue screen) or
SuSE Linux 11.3 (something about a recursive error). When I tried
using a Windows 7 installation DVD, it blue screens on "Loading
Windows".

Clearly some hardware has been damaged by the power surge. Should I
buy a replacement PSU, motherboard, CPU, graphics card or RAM?

I use the computer as my main PC in a SOHO and really need it up and
running ASAP.

Thanks.

JB

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