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My IBM Thinkpad with windows xp when turned on has many colors streaming on the screen. It will not load and what worries me is losing music, video & picture files. What can be done to retrieve the data? I have a new computer but cannot access the files on the thinkpad.

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Might be video card problem or something that is connected with your video is getting fault, dirty or loose contact is a big candidate. If you can test it using external monitor if it have external monitor port try that first. If external monitor works then back up your files immediately using external media. CD, dvd, flash drive or in another external hard drive.

Second option is to take out the hard drive and hook it into a USB hard drive adapter or a USB enclosure. And retrieve your files if you want on another working computer.

Then the laptop should go to a repair. If you are not so sure of doing this, have your friends that have knowledge on this assist you or bring it to a reputable shop.

Just for an input.

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