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Dell inspiron 1300 wont boot


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newfiecatgirl

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I have a dell inspiron 1300 that wont boot up, the cd drive wont work for me to use the operating disk. It goes immediatly to a blue screen with a problem has been detected and windows has been shut down to prevent damage to you computer

unmountable_boot_volume

Please help, I have alot of important files on this laptop that I really need

Thanks
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happyrock

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Hi newfiecatgirl ...welcome to Geeks To Go... :)
you can remove the drive and slave it to a working system to get your data...

or you can try puppy linux...
get puppy linux...Get puppy-2.16-seamonkey-
fulldrivers.iso download it and burn it to cd
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if you don't have a burning program that will burn .ISO files go here and get burncdcc ..a small FAST no frills iso burning program...

NOTE...do not put a blank cd in until burncdcc opens the tray for you
1. Start BurnCDCC
2. Browse to the ISO file you want to burn on cd/dvd ....in this case its memtest86.iso
3. Select the ISO file
4. click on Start

make sure in the bios the cd drive is the first boot device....

put the cd in the cd drive..boot your computer....puppy will boot and run totally in ram...if your hardware is is good working order you will know...
after you get it running and your at the desktop...you take the puppy linux cd out and then you can use the burner to copy all yor data to cd/dvds
you can also use it to backup your data to a external usb harddrive..just have it hooked to the computer when you boot up with puppy...
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quick guide for saving data...music..files on a system that will not boot using puppy Linux..


after you get to puppy desktop..
click on the drives icon...looks like a flash drive...top row..it will list all the drives connected to

your computer...

click on the red icon for the drive you want to mount...in this case its a flash drive ...puppy will

mount the drive..the drive icon turns green when its mounted...
minimize the drives mounter window..you will need it again in a few minutes..
drag the right edge of it sideways to shrink it to its narrowest size...about half the width of the screen...then drag the window to the right edge of the screen...

now click on the icon that looks like a filing cabinet (kind of yellow) on the main drive...it should
already be green..
you will see a list of all the folders on the main drive Usually your C: drive..shrink that window to
the narrowest you can..about half the width of the screen...drag that window to the left side of the screen...
at this point you should have 2 windows open on your desktop..the flash drive on the right side..
go back to the folders on the C: drive...click on the documents and settings folder...then your user
name or all users..find the folders that has your data..
drag and drop the folder with the data you want to make copies of to the flash drive window...

your options are to move ..copy ect...JUST COPY..if its to big you will have to open the folder and
drag and drop individual files until the flash drive is full...(I have a 120 GB external USB drive for
big data recovery jobs and a 4 GB flash drive for the smaller jobs)..after you get the files copied to
the flash drive...
Click on the drives mounter you minimized earlier
UNMOUNT THE FLASH DRIVE by clicking on the green icon..you will once in awhile get error messages when
unmouting the drive..ignore them..when the flash drive icon turns red again its safe to remove the
flash drive..trot on over (stroll if you want to look cool) to another computer and plug in the flash

drive and copy all the data files ( I drag and drop) to the other computer..
make sure the other computer can read them...

now delete the data on the flash drive...take it back to the misbehaving computer and plug it in

again..click on the drives icon again and repeat until you have all your data transferred to the working
system..

Edited by happyrock, 11 November 2008 - 12:00 PM.

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gorilla7875

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hello. i have this same issue and i have done what you said above. i am at the screen and i can see my files. i'm extrenely excited right now just cuz i can see them. i tried to drag and drop the files i need copied to the flash drive but when i do it tells me there was 1 error and i have to press cancel. i cant get any of them to copy. what should i do now? i'm a writer and in college. ALL my books and coillege files are on this computer and i dont have a back up for them. please tell me what to do since it wont let me copy the files. ...please....thanks
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Ms.Mia

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I have a DELL INSPIRON 1300 and it won't boot.
It goes to a blue screen and says there is an ERROR.

I don't have the DISK that came with the laptop and can't reboot it.

Does anybody know how to do it without getting the disk?

Or even where i can get a replacement disk?

Edited by Ms.Mia, 25 January 2009 - 01:59 PM.

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You can call dell and order a cd

In order to get files u need a dos based recovery software. Make sure u have a external drive to backup files to. If u have a desktop u can order a converter to plug into desktop and use getdataback to get ur files.
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Ms.Mia

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Thanks, I'll try that first chance i get. :)



You can call dell and order a cd

In order to get files u need a dos based recovery software. Make sure u have a external drive to backup files to. If u have a desktop u can order a converter to plug into desktop and use getdataback to get ur files.


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