Would like to be able to see if my PC is really worth the time and effort to fix it up or try and find another. Have worked on PC before and therefore if I could look at a service or repair manual I would know to proceed any further. Since I am on disability I need to watch my pennies. Any suggestions would the greatly appreciated.
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press f8 when you start your computer and choose to boot into safe mode with gui. If this boot is successful, then the issue is a software issue (OS corrupted) and you can either try a windows repair using your CD, or try a fresh installation. If the issue persists, then you have a hardware issue. If you are getting this error before anything shows up (e.g. press fxx (some function key) for boot menu and/or press fxx to enter bios or some message regarding boot loader), it could be a motherboard issue. If it happens after these messages, this is most probably a hard drive issue. In case of a hardware issue, visit your nearest computer repair shop and the guy should be able to fix it for you.
In case it turns out to be a software issue, you can save your data by booting using a linux live usb (you can easily find out about this by searching a bit over the internet).
In case, this is a motherboard issue, you can save your data by attaching your hard disk to another computer as an external drive (the repair shop guy will know hot to do this).
In case, this is a hard drive issue, it is not possible to save your data any more using the conventional techniques and unless the data is really really really important (national security important) the effort it takes is not worth it.
This is a common problem on MACs it is a hardware problem and unless it is bad it isn't worth the effort of trying to fix it. Especially if you have one of the new ones which even Apple can't repair as the whole thing is glued together.
This indicates the hard drive has errors or bad sectors, you can go into my computer, right click on C Drive, select properties, select tools, click check now, a small pop window will appear, check off both boxes on left, when computer restarts again it will test and repair files and attempt to fix bad sectors, this test will take some time, but worth the effort
I am glad that you want to learn how to repair a laptop. Learning on how to repair a laptop needs time and effort. Computer world is really a big wide world and there are a lot of things that you need to work on before you can repair any problem. I can help you learn on how to repair a problem in your laptop but I need to know first what's the problem enable for me to provide you with the steps on how to do the troubleshooting.
If you want to learn everything about fixing a computer, you need to understand the parts and all about computers. Going to a computer school is really advisable.
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Its not really worth the effort, laptops are soooooooo different to base units, i doubt you could buy a replacement, unless someone is selling a spare/repair.
Your laptop seems to be worth about £200 secondhand, so if you can get 1 at a good price and can fit it yourself
Hi I suggest you go to the HP site at the link below and select your particular version and then seek out the manual for it. But system boards are very expensive and tricky to replace. if you are not experienced in laptop repairs then forget it. It's really not worth the effort of replacing the system board unless you can get a good used one. Just buy another laptop and get your data transferred. Go for a used Dell D610. Excellent machines, about 4 years old now but I sell loads and NEVER had a problem. Good build quality, unlike most of todays laptops
Hey, naah-naah! In order to do the needed repair, you'll need to remove the motherboard. Feel up to that? It's really not that bad of a job if you can invest a couple hours of time, you're good at keeping track of screws and handy with a soldering iron. If you want to give it a try, let me know what model you're working on and I can point you to a repair manual. As to the question of whether it's worth it, or not. I guess that you are the one to answer that. ;o)
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