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Computer crashed When I turn on my computer (laptop, compaq presario) it says it needs to be rebooted. But when I put the disc in, it says I'll lose all my data. Is there any way to save the data?

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  • Laura222 Apr 18, 2008

    Compaq presario 3500, Windows XP and the disc if the start-up disc. I doing this from memory since I'm in the library doing this.

  • Laura222 Apr 18, 2008

    Thank you, silveradoman. I will try this.

  • Anonymous Feb 27, 2009

    hej what program can I use to reformat my crashed acer 3100? I have Vista. its totally dead and doesnt try to start up when I turn it on, but the light indicator shows that theres no probs with da adaptor, black screen it only shows.I know that I need to delete it unfortunatly and install a new OS, but what and where can I get or download the program to do so?
    I know that I will lose everything I have inside my laptop, but I dont see other way to make it work again.

    pls help
    jingdior


  • Prem Chugani May 11, 2010

    Need to know what model of laptop, OS presently used and what Disc are you referring to.

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Have you tried using "LAST KNOWN GOOD CONFIGURATION"?When you first turn it on keep hitting "F8",use the arrow keys to go to last known good configuration then click enter.If it does do the same thing you can reload OS without losing all data,dont partition or format just reload OS but some third party programs wont work because files are loaded into the windows folder.You would have to reload third party programs.

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