My asus mini laptop ( notebook ) gets stuck at a black screen with a flashing line blinking at the top left corner of my screen and it wont move from that position...i lost my cd that came with the...
Hi. The problem you described is caused by a failing hard drive. Do not
turn the computer back on or you may risk data loss. You may still be
able to recover your data if you do not use the drive until you try and
copy off your files. First you will need a new hard drive. Then, you
will need a program that will clone a hard drive for you such as Acronis
or Norton Ghost... Then you will put the new hard drive in your laptop
and put that back to normal. You will need to get a copy of either of
those programs that is bootable from a USB drive, or find an external
CDROM Drive to boot to the program. Then you will need a IDE & Sata
to USB adapter. They are not expensive, you can get them online, or at
Frys Electronics, Micro Center, or other electronics stores like those.
Then plug the old hard drive in to the adapter and by usb into your
netbook. Then turn it on and boot to the program. Tell it to clone the
hard drive. Make sure you choose your old hard drive as the source hard
drive and the new one as the destination so you do not accidentally wipe
your data. If the clone works, you will be back up and running when it
finishes. If not, you will need to get a repair disk and repair it.
Normally, those computers come built with a recovery partition, press F9
when booting to get to it. But you will only be able to wipe your hard
drive or do a system restore. Since your hard drive is failing, you need
to copy the data to a new one. Just running a system recovery will not
fix the problem because the hard drive is failing. Let me know if you
need any more help. Thanks for using Fixya!
Jun 18, 2011 |
ASUS Eee PC 900 Notebook