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User Info: LaMichael_James

LaMichael_James
3 years ago#21
if your hd is dying, put it in the freezer, get a sata usb adapter, and recover the files
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User Info: kirbyfan64sos

kirbyfan64sos
3 years ago#22
Don't try a fancy boot disk. Anything should work: Ubuntu, as said before is a good option.

Your best bet however, may be this:

1.Pop out your hard drive. Google it.
2.Buy a SATA to USB adapter.
3.Plug your HDD into one end of the adapter, and plug the other end into a working computer.

Your HDD will appear like a USB flash drive. If the computer is past recovery, that rarely ever fails.
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User Info: keybladesrus

keybladesrus
3 years ago#23
Thanks, everyone. I guess if I can at least salvage all of my files, it's not a total loss. Getting a new pc will be difficult, but oh well...
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User Info: kirbyfan64sos

kirbyfan64sos
3 years ago#24
keybladesrus posted...
Thanks, everyone. I guess if I can at least salvage all of my files, it's not a total loss. Getting a new pc will be difficult, but oh well...


Dell Outlet Center has used PCs for cheaper price. Google it(again!).

You could always check out netbooks, but their performance can be crappy at times...

And, there are also Microsoft's Surface tablets. Grabbing it with one of those keyboard/cases(the name of which I forgot) might work, provided you don't hate Windows 8 to a ridiculous extent.
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User Info: TimePharaoh

TimePharaoh
3 years ago#25
kirbyfan64sos posted...


And, there are also Microsoft's Surface tablets. Grabbing it with one of those keyboard/cases(the name of which I forgot) might work, provided you don't hate Windows 8 to a ridiculous extent.


And why exactly would he do this when he could get a more powerful and useful laptop for cheaper? Or even just a better tablet, cheaper? What a horrifically bad suggestion.
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User Info: EStar999

EStar999
3 years ago#26
Does your laptop still have the recovery partition?

User Info: keybladesrus

keybladesrus
3 years ago#27
EStar999 posted...
Does your laptop still have the recovery partition?


If you're talking about what I think you're talking about, then yes. But I can't access it as I can't get past the Compaq logo.
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User Info: EStar999

EStar999
3 years ago#28
What is the model number of your laptop?

User Info: kirbyfan64sos

kirbyfan64sos
3 years ago#29
TimePharaoh posted...
kirbyfan64sos posted...


And, there are also Microsoft's Surface tablets. Grabbing it with one of those keyboard/cases(the name of which I forgot) might work, provided you don't hate Windows 8 to a ridiculous extent.


And why exactly would he do this when he could get a more powerful and useful laptop for cheaper? Or even just a better tablet, cheaper? What a horrifically bad suggestion.


Surface tablet's aren't that bad for simple things. Pretty fast, too.

I'm assuming you don't like Windows 8.

There are also Chromebooks, but they're kind of crippled. Easy, but crippled, like iPhones and iPads. Unless you're comfortable using a terminal(I'm assuming you aren't).
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