About a week ago I went to turn off my computer and it acted like it was restarting. So I watched it... it got to the boot screen, then blue-screened and went to a disk-check. The disk-check fails at around 15% every time, and the process starts over.
Trying to load in safe mode freezes the computer and I must force the computer off.
It has a screen where it tells me the drive is functioning (or working, not sure) but bad.
Can I get to my files without spending a lot of money I don't have, or am I screwed on retrieving my files?
Also, can I repair the drive myself, or should I just replace it?
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Hi, You may use Sysinfotools windows data recovery tool to restore your damaged, corrupt, inaccessible data of any file format from any internal or external hard drive. You should try the free version before opting any utility to recover your damaged file.
This is due to some virus attack. Did you try any data recovery software till now? If not then go online there are so many good free data recovery software that can make your inaccessible pdf file accessible.
H there this mean a file is corrupt and you need to repair the damage file,you can do this by using a recovery disk for the computer if you have one.If you don't do not have a recovery disk for the computer you can use the operating system disk to repair it,please follow these steps:insert the operating system disk into the drive,restart the computer, press F12 and choose boot from CD save and exit.As the computer loading it will ask you to press any key to boot from CD, press any key, a blue screen will appear while its loading, when it get to the first set of options you will press enter to continue. when it get to the second set of options it will ask you to install the operating system or repair it, choose repair and follow the steps from there, this should solve the problem. But should backup your files before doing this even though no file will be lost but its better to backup just in case something goes wrong.
NTLDR is short for NT loader – a program loaded from
the hard drive boot sector that displays the Microsoft Windows NT
startup menu and helps Microsoft Windows NT load. So when it goes
missing for some reason, your windows cannot load. Cause:
1. Computer is booting from a non-bootable source.
2. Computer hard disk drive is not properly setup in BIOS.
3. Corrupt NTLDR and/or NTDETECT.COM file.
4. Misconfiguration with the boot.ini file.
5. Attempting to upgrade from a Windows 95, 98, or ME computer that is using FAT32.
6. New hard disk drive being added.
7. Corrupt boot sector / master boot record.
8. Seriously corrupted version of Windows 2000 or Windows XP.
9. Loose or Faulty IDE/EIDE hard disk drive cable. if there is attached drive ,remove the drive first before restarting the system if not then if you had access to another computer, copy the NTLDR and
NTDETECT.COM which is available from the recovery CD which comes with
computer. If you do not have the recovery CD, its available on microsoft site or is available from another computer using
the same Operating System (Windows XP ). The location may be
use a bootable disc to restart the computer
(the Win XP bootable CD or Win 98 bootable CD worked).
After entering MS DOS mode, copy these 2 files to the C drive in
the proper location. After restart, then pressing F10 on start up (used
for system recovery ), then start the repair of Windows via system recovery This will reinstalled all Windows drivers
and system files, while preserving all data on your computer.
try pressing f8 when you load vista and then select start normally if that doest not work and gives you the same error then restart and press F12 as soon as you see the dell logo, put in the vista installation disk that you got with the laptop and select boot with disk option.
try and repair or the recovery option .
NOTE : IT IS RECOMMENDED TO TAKE BACK UP OF YOUR FILES BEFORE USING THE RECOVERY OPTION .
Are you talking about two problems on one computer? If so, the first problem doesn't matter until the second one is fixed. If you are talking about two different computers, then the problems can be each addressed.
For the hard drive that is not recognized, where did it come from? If you purchased it used, you may be out of luck. It sounds like you have a pretty good idea how computers work, and it also sounds like this hard drive does not work at all.
If these are both the same computer, then replacing the hard drive with a known working hard drive will most likely provide you with a solution.
Sounds like a failing hard drive or corrupt file system.
Or possibly you have a non bootable disk in the floppy drive, assuming it has one as most laptops dont.
Is this Windows XP? If so, try booting from the XP cd. At the menu, choose R for recovery console.
In the recovery console, type in CHKDSK /R and let it run, it may take well over and hour to run, if it runs at all. If the recovery console is unable to load, or chkdsk wont run, you may have a failing hard drive.