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    After a power outage Ubuntu fails to boot. How can I resolve this ? Is there a safe mode method to resolve the booting problem?

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    Quote Originally Posted by zoltar View Post
    After a power outage Ubuntu fails to boot. How can I resolve this ? Is there a safe mode method to resolve the booting problem?
    Hi zoltar,

    Welcome to the forums!

    May I please know if this is a fresh install or have you been using it for quite a time?

    In my little experience with ubuntu and linux distros in general, sudden power outages or accidental unpluging of wires doesn't affect my OS performance.

    It does sometimes result in loss of unsaved data which I was working on when it happened.

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    Hello and Welcome!

    Are you getting any activity at all when powering on?
    Error message on screen? Does it pass POST? I assume you're using an internal HDD, as opposed to an external?
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    are you getting the grub menu? there is a recovery mode in grub you could try.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jayd512 View Post
    Hello and Welcome!

    Are you getting any activity at all when powering on?
    Error message on screen? Does it pass POST? I assume you're using an internal HDD, as opposed to an external?
    I am using an internal hdd to boot ................ today I discovered that the hdd is corrupted

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    Quote Originally Posted by hatebreed View Post
    are you getting the grub menu? there is a recovery mode in grub you could try.
    yes I am getting a grub message .............. it says stage 1.5 the it gives me error 18 or 25 or 16 !!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    How do I do a recovery of the disk/boot?

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    Quote Originally Posted by nujinini View Post
    Hi zoltar,

    Welcome to the forums!

    May I please know if this is a fresh install or have you been using it for quite a time?

    In my little experience with ubuntu and linux distros in general, sudden power outages or accidental unpluging of wires doesn't affect my OS performance.

    It does sometimes result in loss of unsaved data which I was working on when it happened.



    Been using the pc for a while ..............

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    it may be easier just to reinstall ubuntu unless you have a bunch of data you want to save but then all you should have to do is boot up the live cd and save your data that way.

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    I am using an internal hdd to boot ................ today I discovered that the hdd is corrupted
    I would suggest you to use tools provided by your Hard disk manufacturer to fix Hard disk problem before trying anything else.
    Make sure to backup data using LiveCD first.
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