When i tried to bootup my laptop. a screen opened up and said that it was'nt shut down properly and the file was damaged. It said to click here to run system recovery and that my files and documents would still remain undesturbed but i might have to reinstall some programs that was installed lately so i clicked on the button and the computer went through thew whole process of recovering my system. However, after everything was done, it ask me to enter a new ID and a new password and then i had to go through the whole shig-a-maroo of filling in information.. After everything was done, and the computer rebooted, all my files are gone. Is it because I entered a new name, and password? Is all my information still on the hard drive? and can it be recovered? I had a few important correspondence in my document folder that i cannot redo. and cannot make contact again with out the info thats on there. O\r is it too late and all of my data have been destroyed?
I immediately stopped using thecomputer hoping that there is a program that can undo the format and retrieve my data. Also, I am running Windows Vista that came with the computer. THanx
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The bios cannot find any device it can boot from. This can occur because of hard disk failure, a loose connection or file corruption. There usually is a boot menu that you can get to from the bios by hitting some key specified by your bios manufacturer during the POST bootup process. Usually there is some message on screen like 'press esc for bootup options' or 'press f2 to enter bios setup' or something similar. As your machine starts up, try hitting ESC, F2, F5, F8 or F12 -one at a time-hitting each key several times during bootup (maybe your manual can give you a hint). If you get into the BIOS setup screen, look at the screen that tells you what the BIOS thinks you have attached for storage. If you don't see a hard disk there, you have a definite hardware problem. If you get into a boot option screen, try putting a Windows Installation CD, or a recovery CD from your laptop manufacturer, in the CD-ROM drive of your computer and enabling the machine to boot from the CD-ROM. If the PC boots from the CD-ROM, you may be able to use Windows Recovery mode or your manufacturer's recovery disk to get your hard drive working again. If you have any files you can't live without on your hard drive, look into getting your hard drive out of your laptop and into a USB drive enclosure that you can use another PC to try and read those files from the hard drive prior to attempting any recovery options, as some of them erase all files on your hard drive. Also check to see if your PC has manufacturer diagnostics that you can boot into to check your hardware with before attempting any other type of repairs.
Deleting or formatting won't make the data in computer hard drive erased permanently.
Those deleted data is still stored on the computer hard drive , it's just invisible or inaccessible. Only the FAT or NFTS table is erased (the information about where those data were saved), but the real data are still intact there in sectors of the hard drive.
So as long as those data are not overwritten by new data, it's highly possible to recover them. And the MOST Effective way is to rely on some format recovery programs.
Try asoftech data recovery program, which can recover data after deeply scanning your computer hard drive to look for lost data you accidentally deleted or formatted. download the software from link below Format Recovery Software
A Windows laptop/computer cannot see any files on an USB hard drive that has been formatted on a MAC. To exchange files between a PC and a MAC the USB hard drive needs to be formatted on a laptop/computer in FAT32. A MAC can read and write to a FAT32 formatted USB hard drive.
If you have a recovery partition, take a DVD disc make a copy of the operational system asp, so if your system crashes you can recover everything to factory setting. Run a full scan for virus's, go to www.download.com Type: ccleaner and run program to clean out junk files, next download smart defrag and run the program to organize hard drive files. Now if you are still having trouble run a full recovery of your operational system to factory setting.
Open the left panel of the computer case, try to unplug and clean the contacts of the wires connecting to the hard disk, both power and IDE. If this does'nt solve the problem, you must re install your operating system . Sorry but it always happen when you either accidentally turnoff your computer without doing the proper procedure, by means of shutting it down properly.. Have a nice day !!!
1. Hold down the power button for 10 seconds. This will shut down the PC. 2. If you disagree with this then you will have to contact Dell Tech support. 3. If you are able to go into safe mode and then close the file that are opened then shut down properly with the "shut down" button an the power up again. You should be able to restore the PC. 4. If you have any USB device connected disconnect them after shut down. In the power up sequence the ports and hard drive and the keyboard etc are checked to see if they are enabled or if something is connected this will sometime on the C620 cause it to go into a mode not wanted.
One thing you could check is what order your computer is booting from. CD drive hard drive then other. Should be hard drive first. Go into the bios to do that. If you hold the power button down for 5 to 10 seconds the machine should physically shut down rather than unplugg. The unplug thing sounds like its in the power settings. But I've never heard of power settings being connected to bootup except for a password. Anyway a wild guess is check the bios bootup order.
There is a very hig possibility that your Hard Drive developed somebad sectors. What I suggest is try to remove the hard drive and use it as an external drive using a 2nd PC and back up all your imporatnt files immediately. After making sure that all needed data has been extracted, try to reformat the Hard drive and if it is still functional, re-install your OS.
Most of this cases, I highly recommend that you replace your hard drive with a new one.