operating system wont start up
Posted 31 May 2007 - 07:56 PM
Posted 31 May 2007 - 08:04 PM
and when i run chkdsk /r it tells me that i hve unrecoverable problems
indicator of a malfunctioning hard drive? a similar problem happened recently to
another harddrive i had, but that occurred when the partition tied to it was deleted
Posted 01 June 2007 - 10:46 AM
The volume Serial Number is 0000-0000
The volume appears to contain one or more unrecoverable problems.
10344 kilobytes total disk space.
3456 kilobytes are available.
4096 bytes in allocation unit.
2586 total allocation units on disk.
864 allocation uinits available on disk.
some one explain what this means please? thanks
Posted 01 June 2007 - 06:18 PM
if i were to plug a working hard drive with XP installed would i be able to access evrything and possibly figure out the problem from there? would the computer automatically boot from a different hard drive thats plugged in? it seems to me that one problem with my current one is that Windows XP is not installed, but it still should have my info on it right?
Posted 01 June 2007 - 09:18 PM
Posted 02 June 2007 - 10:05 AM
Posted 02 June 2007 - 10:24 AM
Edited by quin8484, 02 June 2007 - 10:25 AM.
Posted 02 June 2007 - 07:39 PM
tell me if im doing something wrong please :
on the desktop display i click the "drives" button, and it displays a msg saying Puppy Drive Mounter, click on the picture of my hard drive and it tells me that its mounted(icon is green), when i view the files it shows me SOMETHING but im not quite sure what, everything is listed in weird symbols and it only shows 2 folders and some of what i think are programs, some files have no icons at all and many just have "?" as a name or a box with 0002 or 0001 inside, it also tells me that only 67% of the 160 GB harddrive is used but 3.7 MB are free.....
signs of a bad hard drive or am i just doing something wrong? help appreciated
Posted 03 June 2007 - 08:40 PM
whenever i turn it on the computer shows me a blue screen telling me take out any new hard drives or devices
how can i recover info on a hard drive thats not working?
Posted 03 June 2007 - 09:04 PM
Have you got a working machine you can slave that drive on? GetDataBack might be able to recover the files. This is free to download and run and will show you any data it can recover. However, to actually recover the data, you'll have to purchase a license for about $80 US. It works surprisingly well, though. You'll want to download the version (NTFS or FAT32) for the file system on your machine and it has to be run on the bad drive configured as a slave on a working machine. It will recover by cluster so a bad file system will not stop it from recovering files...in most cases.
I'm surprised Puppy Linux couldn't do it. The file system must be really shredded.
Posted 03 June 2007 - 09:15 PM
this really hasnt been my week for computers
Posted 04 June 2007 - 07:03 AM
where exactly are we at with this...
those weird symbols are puppys files your looking at not yours...click on what looks like filing cabinet just to the left of the green icon on the hard drive...not the cd drive
on the desktop display i click the "drives" button, and it displays a msg saying Puppy Drive Mounter, click on the picture of my hard drive and it tells me that its mounted(icon is green), when i view the files it shows me SOMETHING but im not quite sure what, everything is listed in weird symbols
Edited by happyrck, 04 June 2007 - 07:05 AM.
Posted 04 June 2007 - 11:48 AM
also the ones thats not showing up wont go past the blue HP screen
the other machine that had the power problem still isnt working
ok from the machine thats not working, i took out the hard drive and loaded it with Puppy, it can read everything perfectly so theres something definatley wrong with the other hard drive that has weird file names
Edited by Frustrated05, 04 June 2007 - 12:01 PM.
Posted 05 June 2007 - 07:34 AM
you don't load puppy to it...and how can puppy read it if you took it out of the computer..???
from the machine thats not working, i took out the hard drive and loaded it with Puppy, it can read everything perfectly
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