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My fan went out and laptop went down

I ran first recovery disc ok 2nd disc had error message image file is invalid or corrupted.
How do I proceed

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  • eddie elliot Nov 18, 2008

    Thanks a bunch. I had a fear that it was the motherboard as well as the fan. Don't know whether to spend the money on this one or buy a new laptop. I love this one.

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Check/clean the 2nd disc if any finger print on it. or clean the laser unit for CD drive if you can and have correct clean liquid in your hand.

Or do Low-Level format your HDD before doing recovery.

If you still can't keep doing recovery after you have done all three steps above, there are some thing else wrong with your motherboard.

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