The other day, took the laptop to a meeting (no internet access), it worked fine. When it was time to leave the machine was shut down. It would not turn off so it was shut off using the power button. Now when you turn it on, it goes to a black screen with a blinking cursor.
One time it allowed me into the HP windows recovery.
I want to at the very least recover the data, and optimally restore the laptop's function.
Can you help?