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HELP! My notebook WILL NOT start up!


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I was trying to install a router and connect my notebook, desktop to it, so I could use both computers on the internet at once...

I restarted my notebook using the power button. Because I uninstalled a couple things in add/remove programs.

I forgot to take out the CD for the router installation.

So I took it out the last minute, and pushed the drive back into the notebook.

Then the computer shut off.

I turned it back on and now it is asking me Last Known Good config, Windows Normally, etc...

I have tried both options but everytime it brings up a blue screen.

So I went into the BIOS and turned off the option for restart on errors...

I got to read what the blue screen said, and it said that something is NOT connected, and it's looking for it or something.

So I have tried connecting it like it was and stuff but I am constantly getting this error everytime it gets past the loading screen.

PLEASE HELP! It is a 2600 dollar notebook! v.v
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Whatever nevermind. I was able to get past the blue screen error by making the CD run first, and isabling the hard-drive. Let's see if I can repair it...

Ok I go to repair it like it says on http://www.geekstogo...ws-XP-t138.html

But it says there are no drives. I am using a Windows XP disk that I got with my Desktop.

Would it work on a new version? I think my notebook has a newer version of windows... My noteook did not come with an install CD ...

Edited by FireDivine, 06 February 2006 - 04:34 PM.

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yes, any xp cd should be able to see and reformat any drives/partitions on any computer. its not because of a different cd. i cant think what is causing it though. are you still under warranty? try contacting your manufacturer.

Edited by Thebinaryman, 06 February 2006 - 08:02 PM.

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Well. I used the CD and when it got to the options of installing a new, fixing with R or cancelling...

All the sections said Unknown

Except for one that said nothing

and there was nothing there for me to fix!
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I tried to create a new thingy by installing windows XP.

I got to the which partition menu...

There was nothing there but unknowns and nothing.

Then it automatically brought up a new error...

Make sure I have enough disk space, or change video adapters...

or disable chahing or shadowing.

urgh I hate this.
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I HATE my notebook now.

I have tried EVERYTHING.

I always get errors on EVERYTHING.

GOD I guess I will have to just send it back to alienware.

[bleep]ing [bleep]. All I wanted to do was install a router now I can't even use my notebook. God [bleep] it!
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you might wanna try this. go to your desktop, and download DSL OS "D*mn Small Linux". it is a live cd that you can boot with. and the download is only 50mb. burn that iso to a cd-r. and boot it up in your laptop. on the menu to the right when the desktop loads. there should be some thing that lists your drives. scroll through the list and see if "hda1" is listed there. this is to check if it can recognise your hard drive. i am suspecting a bad hard disk somehow. or bad connection to system board.
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But I do not have Linux. I have windows.
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it does not matter your operating system. you boot your computer with this cd, and it will start up with linux. then you can see if it recognises your hard drive to see if it is working.
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On the create partition screen it is like this:

Unknown Disk

There is no disk
Unknown Disk

There is no disk.
Unknown Disk

There is no disk.
Unknown Disk

There is no disk.

What the...?
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