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I have a Samsung NC10 which one morning stopped working. Can only get screen with option Safe mode etc. None of the function keys work and I can't do a thing. Please can somebody help.

Can't access recovery or setup. Won't load discs to start up. Gets as far as windows screen then says unbootable boot volume.

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I suggest you remove the Hard drive from you laptop (If you are not sure how to do this, get a computer technician). Get another computer, a laptop or a desktop and connect your hard drive as a slave. Then restart the other computer so that it can detect the newly connected Hard drive. Go to the Microsoft Website and download Emergency Rescue Disk (ERD) for your operating system. Write is on a disk using any burning software like Nero. Put the cd in the cd rom for the other computer and boot from it. When you are logged in into ERD, go to My computer and identify your hard drive. This is the point where you can save your data onto the computer from your hard drive, you can as well save the drivers. Then go the Administrative tools or tasks available to you from the start menu, then choose a command called the Disk Wipe. This will wipe away all the data from your hard drive. When you are done, take the hard drive to its computer and install a fresh operating system. If you do not need to save any data from your hard drive, then you do not need to use ERD, just boot the other computer with your hard drive connected Then go start and right-click on My Computer and go to Manage. Then go to Disk Management. In the Disk management, right-click on your hard drive and select format. Use the default settings and make sure that it is formatted with NTFS.

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