If you guys have windows XP which is obvious that you do, you would reconize that screen that gives you the option to press f8(or f12..I don't remember) to go to the option screen or f10 to go to system recovery.. right after you turn on the computer and then would, or in my case, should, blink for a second to a screen that says "Windows XP" with a loading bar below it?
Yeah well my doesn't do that like it's suppose to.
After it blinks from the two button option screen, I get the following long message which I don't really get nor do I know how to back up my data.. anyways here's the message that I keep getting.
Phoenix- Award BIOS v6.00PG, an energy Star Ally Copyright(k)
1984-2004, Phoenix Technologies, LTD
Copyright 2004by Hewlett-Packard Company
Main processor: AMD ATHON XP 2000+
Memory Test: 458752K OK +64m Shared memory
L2 Cache Size: 512 KB
System BIOS Shadow Status: Shadowed
System VIDEO BIOS shadow status: Shadowed
UMB upper limit segment address: F000H
PS/2 Mouse initialization Status: Plugged
IDE Channel 0 Master: WDC WDE00BB-22FJA1-1403G14
IDE Channel 0 Slave: None
IDE Channel 1 Master: SAMSUNG DVD-Rom Sd-616E FS03
IDE Channel 1 Slave: Asus crw-4832as 0.67
IDE Channel 2 Master: None
Primary master hard disk S.M.A.R.T status bad
Warning: Immediate back-up your data and replace your hard disk drive. A failure may be imminent.
And I already tried do System Recovery.. The advance one and the, well, normal one.. and like I said, I have no idea what this really means and I don't know how to back up data and replace my hard disk drive.. so can someone put this in better terms and help me out please?
Needless to say, this started to happen since I downloaded a game which was called Dodge something.. it tons of free games and trials..anyways yeah, please help.
Also, I do think the warrent is up however I am not sure.. and i don't know where the papers are at.
Edited by MarcosL, 31 August 2008 - 07:49 AM.