Hello, I own a HP Pavillion m9000z desktop that is less than a year old. The other day the computer began beeping on startup and I never even get past the BIOS boot, black screen etc. It is a series of 2 beeps, one short one long that continues indefinitely. I have alreayd checked the HP site and this beep series is not listed. Anyway, I swapped out the 4 RAM cards to check if it was a memory problem etc, nothing worked, the PC is under warranty so it probably need to go back to HP.
My question is really this: Can I retieve the contents of my harddrive (personal folders) even if the computer isn't starting up? If so what equipment do I need? Cables, zip drive etc. I am fairly computer literate as I am an application programmer but I am not so great with hardware so be gentle. If the answer is no then I am screwed cause I do not have backups.