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Advent laptop crashed

My sons laptop has crashed and will not allow a reboot or restart of windows. only getting blue screen and dos. its no longer in warranty and it has a lot of his course work(law) and personal stuff on it which he cannot retrieve. help!!!!!

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  • paulo2 May 11, 2010

    What is written on the bloe sceen?
    Which OS is installed on the Laptop?



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Open it up then take out the hard drive put that hard drive in a nother pc

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