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User Info: keybladesrus

keybladesrus
3 years ago#1
As the title says, my laptop won't start up! I don't know the exact model, but it's a Compaq Presario something 62.

I put it in sleep mode for a short while, but when I went to use it again, it was off. I tried to turn it back on, but it won't go past the screen where it shows the Compaq logo and says "Press the ESC key for Startup Menu". I tried pressing esc, but it won't do anything. All I can do is turn it back off, but it has the same problem when I turn it back on.

Does anyone know what is going on and, most importantly, how to fix it?
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User Info: Slayn

Slayn
3 years ago#2
Time for a new laptop.
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User Info: keybladesrus

keybladesrus
3 years ago#3
Slayn posted...
Time for a new laptop.


ARE YOU SERIOUS?! I have too many imporant files on this one! Is there ANYTHING I can do?
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fallenswords
3 years ago#4
keybladesrus posted...
Slayn posted...
Time for a new laptop.


ARE YOU SERIOUS?! I have too many imporant files on this one! Is there ANYTHING I can do?


buy a new laptop and transfer the files.
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User Info: ThePCElitist

ThePCElitist
3 years ago#5
Worst case scenario use an Ubuntu boot drive from a USB thumb drive and boot into your PC and see if you can't access your HDD data to back it up.
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User Info: cuteboi100

cuteboi100
3 years ago#6
Sounds like the laptop ran out of power at a critical time when Windows was saving files and it is now corrupted. I believe you can still save the files if you connect the HDD to another laptop as a slave HDD.
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User Info: cuteboi100

cuteboi100
3 years ago#7
This is why it is important to have a backup copy of all of your files. Some even go as far as to have a backup for you backup. The safest place for your files is probably on a storage website where it is tended to by professionals 24/7. Files can be destroyed by spilling coffee if it is in the care of the common user.
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User Info: keybladesrus

keybladesrus
3 years ago#8
ThePCElitist posted...
Worst case scenario use an Ubuntu boot drive from a USB thumb drive and boot into your PC and see if you can't access your HDD data to back it up.


What is an Ubuntu boot drive, and where can I get one?
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User Info: cuteboi100

cuteboi100
3 years ago#9
keybladesrus posted...
ThePCElitist posted...
Worst case scenario use an Ubuntu boot drive from a USB thumb drive and boot into your PC and see if you can't access your HDD data to back it up.


What is an Ubuntu boot drive, and where can I get one?


Ubuntu is an free operating system and you can put it on a USB drive to run. That makes it so you can access your original HDD as a slave drive.
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User Info: keybladesrus

keybladesrus
3 years ago#10
cuteboi100 posted...
keybladesrus posted...
ThePCElitist posted...
Worst case scenario use an Ubuntu boot drive from a USB thumb drive and boot into your PC and see if you can't access your HDD data to back it up.


What is an Ubuntu boot drive, and where can I get one?


Ubuntu is an free operating system and you can put it on a USB drive to run. That makes it so you can access your original HDD as a slave drive.


So I can still salvage my files at least?
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