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Installation disk to repair but black screen with arrow comes up after it starts up

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  • jesus16 Jul 23, 2008

    yes i can

  • jesus16 Jul 23, 2008

    well it got to the blue screen where the little box which tells you to repair would come up but the box has not appeared

  • jesus16 Jul 23, 2008

    ok now its working just very slowly will i still have to replace thehd?



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Is the arrow the curser and can you move it with the touch pad?

Posted on Jul 23, 2008

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    Ryan Rogers Jul 23, 2008

    O.k. This is going to be a failed hard drive. What's happening is that one or more of the many sectors in the hard drive, that the operating system is written to, is corrupt or unreadable, so, the system reads to that point and past that point but can't put the two together, therefore it won't boot or run properly. It's kind of like reading a three hundred page book that has hundred or so pages ripped out of the middle, you need all of them to put the story together. Unfortunately, you will have to replace the hard drive.

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    Ryan Rogers Jul 23, 2008

    Possibly, if it's working but running very slowly, it could still be a bad sector that it's having a hard time reading through, or it could also be a bad memory chip. Try removing the memory and starting with one chip in, then change them. If you see an improvement in the start up or it gets worse, then one of the chips has failed or is failing and will need replaced. If you find a failed chip, don't put it back n the machine. If the memory checks good, then it's still in the hard drive. It may run for a while, but eventually it will go out completely. I suggest backing up any data to disc that you want to save while it's up and running.



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