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File CI.d11 missing

My 4 year old set a refrigerator mag. on my laptop now it will not boot . Error message is file ci.d11 missing or corrupt. What can I do?

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  • daveohr May 11, 2010

    Go into the BIOS and there should be an option to test the hard drive. Try that first and post with results.

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I would recommend popping in your Vista CD, and running a windows repair option. if you're getting a blue screen on boot, it's probably the core integretiy module that's been messed with.First make sure you can boot off of the DVD

If it's not booting beyond the BIOS (a bunch of black screens typically with white text), I might recommend getting a copy of your BIOS software and reflash it. You'd need to find out what BIOS you have first and if it's a prebuilt, you should probbably check the manufacturers website and try and find out.

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