When switching the machine, it takes long and
1. There is no electrical power to the disk-drive, i.e., a loose cable has become disconnected.
2. There is no data-cable to the disk-drive, i.e., loose cable.
3. The disk-drive's built-in electronics has failed.
4. The disk-drive's motor (that spins the hard-drive) has failed.
5. The read/write "heads" that move over the recording-surface of the disk-drive are "stuck" -- not moving when being commanded to.
6. Those "heads" have scratched a recording-surface, namely the part that contains the "boot" information part of MS Windows.
Those are the problems you could be encountering.
Now, the best "solution" is to take the computer to a qualified technician, for trouble-shooting, which may involve extracting the
disk-drive, and shipping it to a (expensive!) "Data Recovery Service",
who can repair your disk-drive just long enough to copy all your data-files to CD/DVD disks (or to a new disk-drive).
Jan 04, 2010 |
E-Machines eMachines M5305DP Notebook