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I need a file off my laptop and I can;t get it to boot.

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  • inspector533 Jan 16, 2009

    Thanks, I tried that. I think it's the hard drive. I gotta get a file off, but I can't get the hard drive read by another computer. It knows it's there but it can't find any files.

  • inspector533 Jan 16, 2009

    I bought a device to allow me to hook my drive to another computer. I used My Computer and saw that the D: drive was showing up. I clicked on the D Drive icon and it came up with an error message saying that the D Drive didn't exist, The device I bought had a power light and looked like it was activating and trying to read the drive when I clicked on the the icon.

  • Nikola Malesevic
    Nikola Malesevic May 11, 2010

    Please describe why you cannot boot to your computer? Where does it halts? Do you get any error messages?

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Continuosly press f8 while in start up
may need to try a couple times
this will bring up options then go to safemode

Posted on Jan 16, 2009

  • DEKR
    DEKR Jan 16, 2009

    are the jumpers set correct for the other pc your trying to use

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