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Computer failure - HP a1120n - Wont enter safe mode, wont restore

On start up screen, I try to enter safe mode, no luck, it just brings me to a screen that asks for boot media CD...which I don't have.

Try F10, for full system recovery. It enters the recovery screen ok, and seems to load/save particular data, but after <3 minutes, the computer restarts and once again brings me to the screen where it asks me to enter boot CD.

Try to start from last known good configuration...ha, no...READ ABOVE!

It seems that I have lost everything. All of my work that I have done through college, all of my drafting programs, Pro-E, Matlab, etc. All of my music, over 12 gigs of MP3's, awesome!

I just want this thing working again, so I can rebuild my life from, all over again.

What are my options besides throwing it out of my 3nd floor window?

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If you can from another computer download Ultimate boot cd or Hiren's boot cd.  There are tools on the cd that can help you recover data or diagnose any hard drive problems or system problems.

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Restart your computer repeatedly tapping the f8 key to enter safe mode while the screen is black once in safe mode where the only things working will be your keyboard and mouse allowing you to attempt to repair your computer
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Run a virus scan, assuming that you have an Antivirus program installed.
You can find a good free antivirus program here.
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Have you used the System Restore option?
Check out the following documents from Microsoft where you can find detailed information about your problem:

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