Earlier today someone in my house reset the power by flipping the power switches for the entire house on and off really fast. This resulted in my computer forcibly being shutdown. Since then I have restarted/rebooted my computer and everything seems to be just fine. I ran the
sfc /verifyonly commands on my windows machine after restarting it and both commands indicated that there was nothing wrong with the filesystem, etc...
My computer uses a HDD (not SSD), my worry is that when the power forcibly got cut off some of my data could have been corrupted. Is it possibly that this could have caused some of my files to have been corrupted even if the files weren't opened/being edited at the time of the forcible shut down?
At the time of the shut down I only had Google Chrome open and a few Projects were open in Visual Studios, all projects in Visual Studio were saved before the shut down occurred so I'm hoping no data corruption/data loss occurred there.
Just browsing around my computer I can't seem to notice any missing files/corrupted files, so does that mean it's safe for me to assume that nothing bad happening and/or none of my files were effected by the shut down?
If I look in Event Viewer I can notice an event logged when the shut down occurred:
Event 41, Kernel-Power The system has rebooted without cleanly shutting down first. This error could be caused if the system stopped responding, crashed, or lost power unexpectedly.
With the following event data
BugcheckCode 0 BugcheckParameter1 0x0 BugcheckParameter2 0x0 BugcheckParameter3 0x0 BugcheckParameter4 0x0 SleepInProgress 0 PowerButtonTimestamp 0 BootAppStatus 0 Checkpoint 0 ConnectedStandbyInProgress false SystemSleepTransitionsToOn 0 CsEntryScenarioInstanceId 0 BugcheckInfoFromEFI false CheckpointStatus 0