CD/DVD drive not recognized and hard drive test result show "Repla
Posted 22 July 2012 - 12:13 PM
Posted 22 July 2012 - 01:18 PM
If none of the fn keys work then I'm think it is either a bad connection or bad touchpad.
Posted 23 July 2012 - 08:04 PM
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Posted 24 July 2012 - 01:24 PM
While I was using laptop all of a sudden, it just shout down. I tried to restart about ten times. sometime the fan spins and LED light came up then off. I was able to login for a couple times and also shut off after i type in the password. Most of the time the light just came up for a few seconds (the fan and the hard drive do not spin) and then shut off.
What could be the issue?
Posted 24 July 2012 - 01:25 PM
It sounds like the laptop is trying to finally die.
Posted 24 July 2012 - 01:45 PM
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Posted 24 July 2012 - 05:35 PM
Before MB crashed, I just had the laptop cleaned (from spyware & malware) with the help from geekstogo.
also reset to factory setting twice. Below is the note from seller"
"We advise strongly doing a clean Windows installation, preferably one not using the
recovery discs or partition from the manufacturer but rather generic discs, and we will
include a heatsink this time. We often find there is considerable heat-producing stress
from overtaxed CPUs/GPU on systems with heavily 'clogged' Windows installations that have
been running and accumulating spyware, tray background applications, etc."
Posted 24 July 2012 - 05:40 PM
If it comes to that you would need to find a OS disk the same that is installed to do a clean install with no problems.
Posted 24 July 2012 - 05:54 PM
Will install the MB as soon as a replacement is received. Since possible bad parts are already replaced, hopefully it will work our fine this time.
Posted 24 July 2012 - 06:03 PM
Posted 28 October 2012 - 06:01 PM
I have to restart looking for another MB and found one on ebay. Now my laptop is working fine now.
With last experience that MB died a few days after replacement, I just want to create a back up for my HD in case this one fails again. I recall on page one of this thread, there is an instruction to use Puppy Linux to do so. Just wanted to make sure if this Puppy version is still the same one I should use.
Thank you so much for being so patient with this issue and also apologize this takes me so long.
Posted 28 October 2012 - 11:24 PM
CD Burner (CDRW) Drive,
Extra Storage Device (USB Flash Drive, External Hard Drive)
1. Save these files to your Desktop/Burn Your Live CD:
- Download Latest Puppy Linux ISO (i.e.: lupu-528.iso)
Download BurnCDCC ISO Burning Software
There are instructions on how to boot from flash drive with puppy here; http://www.pendrivel...e-from-windows/
- Open BurnCDCC with Windows Explorer
- Extract All files to a location you can remember
- Double Click BurnCDCC
- Click Browse and navigate to the Puppy Linux ISO file you just downloaded
- Open/Double Click that file
IMPORTANT: Adjust the speed bar to CD: 4x DVD: 1x
- Click Start
- Your CD Burner Tray will open automatically
- Insert a blank CD and close the tray
- Click OK
2. Set your boot priority in the BIOS to CD-ROM first, Hard Drive Second
- Start the computer/press the power button
- Immediately start tapping the appropriate key to enter the BIOS, aka "Setup"
(Usually shown during the "Dell" screen, or "Gateway" Screen)
- Once in the BIOS, under Advanced BIOS Options change boot priority to:
CD-ROM 1st, Hard Drive 2nd
- Open your ROM drive and insert the disk
- Press F10 to save and exit
- Agree with "Y" to continue
- Your computer will restart and boot from the Puppy Linux Live CD
3. Recover Your Data
- Once Puppy Linux has loaded, it is actually running in your computer's Memory (RAM). You will see a fully functioning Graphical User Interface similar to what you normally call "your computer". Internet access may or may not be available depending on your machine, so it is recommended you print these instructions before beginning. Also, double clicking is not needed in Puppy. To expand, or open folders/icons, just click once. Puppy is very light on resources, so you will quickly notice it is much speedier than you are used to. This is normal. Ready? Let's get started.
3a. Mount Drives
- Click the Mount Icon located at the top left of your desktop.
- A Window will open. By default, the "drive" tab will be forward/highlighted. Click on Mount for your hard drive.
- Assuming you only have one hard drive and/or partition, there may be only one selection to mount.
- USB Flash Drives usually automatically mount upon boot, but click the "usbdrv" tab and make sure it is mounted.
- If using an external hard drive for the data recovery, do this under the "drive" tab. Mount it now.
- At the bottom left of your desktop a list of all hard drives/partitions, USB Drives, and Optical Drives are listed with a familiar looking hard drive icon.
- Open your old hard drive i.e. sda1
- Next, open your USB Flash Drive or External Drive. i.e. sdc or sdb1
- If you open the wrong drive, simply X out at the top right corner of the window that opens. (Just like in Windows)
- From your old hard drive, drag and drop whatever files/folders you wish to transfer to your USB Drive's Window.
Remember to only click once! No double clicking! Once you drag and drop your first folder, you will notice a small menu will appear giving you the option to move or copy. Choose COPY each time you drag and drop.
YOU ARE DONE!!! Simply click Menu >> Mouse Over Shutdown >> Reboot/Turn Off Computer. Be sure to plug your USB Drive into another working windows machine to verify all data is there and transferred without corruption. Congratulations!
If you're doing this to recover from a virus or malware infection, (or even if you're not), DO NOT copy executable files (.exe, .scr. etc...) if any of these files are infected you could be copying the corruption over to any new device/computer. just copy documents, pictures, music, or videos.
Posted 06 November 2012 - 06:41 PM
Been testing the laptop and so far very smooth and no problem at all. Hope this one last longer.
Thank again for all your help.
You guys are the best.
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