Windows not starting?
Posted 22 January 2006 - 02:21 PM
Posted 22 January 2006 - 03:31 PM
Posted 22 January 2006 - 04:52 PM
Is there any way I can back up my data without even being able to access anything besides the BIOS or the change the boot order (esc button)?
Posted 22 January 2006 - 05:09 PM
You can use these to repair XP
Possibly, you will need to boot the PC and keep tapping the delete key until the PC enters set up. Change the boot order to CD ROM Drive then hard drive, press F10 then press enter, type Y then press enter and as it reboots, look for press any key to load from CD, press enter
XP Repair Install
Or here if you are unable to run XP Repair Install
Alternative XP Repair Install Method
Use Windows Installation CD to repair the current installation, from the list, which uses a slightly different method
Windows XP repair feature won't delete your data, installed programs, personal information, or settings. It just repairs the operating system
After running XP Repair you will need to install all Windows Updates
Posted 22 January 2006 - 07:05 PM
You are getting this error because your hard drive is near death. Since it's a laptop, there really isn't anything you can do yourself. When you bring it into the shop (gah I hate telling someone they have to pay to fix their computer ) you can tell them to backup the data on your old hard drive before they put the new hard drive in and install Windows on it.
Hmmm when I press Esc, it gives me a Boot Menu and Hard Drive has a + next to it. When I select it, it says0_0 How can I back up my data?? *scared*
SMART Failure Predicted on Hard Disk 0: TOSHIBA MK6021GAS-(PM)
WARNING: Immediately back-up your data and replace your hard disk drive. A failure may be imminent.
Press F1 to continue.
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