Hardware Laptop has booting problems

Koetje

Active Member
OP
Newcomer
Joined
Sep 14, 2009
Messages
36
Trophies
0
XP
169
Country
Belgium
My Inspiron 6000 can't boot anymore.
I see the logo of Dell with the bar filling itself, but after that I see a flickering line (like this "_").
I've tried to reinstall XP but I always have trouble during the installation.
---> http://i51.tinypic.com/jt6w7a.jpg
I've also tried to use data recovery software (boot-cd), but the laptop doesn't give me the option to boot from cd (even if I selected it to be the 1st in the bios).

Does anybody of you got any suggestion?
I just need some data back, but if it is possible, It would be awesome if I could use it again
 

aiRWaLKRe

Well-Known Member
Member
Joined
Sep 12, 2009
Messages
260
Trophies
0
Age
43
Location
Orlando
Website
Visit site
XP
85
Country
United States
If you think the laptop wont ever boot right again and you don't want to risk reformatting the HD and losing the data. Take the HD out buy a usb enclosure to put the HD in, could cost $20 to $30. Hook up to a different computer to get the data off it.
 

Strider

Next to the mainstream
Member
Joined
Oct 29, 2002
Messages
901
Trophies
0
Website
Visit site
XP
308
Country
Your installation seems screwed up. To get it running again, I would suggest a complete format BUT since you need data you should hold back with that.

Booting from CD/DVD must work if the Bios shows the option. You can also press F12 right after the Bios message to get to a menu where you select from where to boot.

So, you have several options.

* take the hard drive out of your Notebook and connect it via USB adapter, if you're up to it. Copy data required.

* Download a Linux CD/DVD, like Knoppix or Ubuntu. Boot from the CD/DVD (or USB) and then copy all required data over the net to another pc or onto a USB drive.

Then reinstall the pc clean, formatting the partition, not trying to repair the installation.
 
General chit-chat
Help Users
  • Xzi @ Xzi:
    lol
    Gift
  • Xzi @ Xzi:
    PS5 games are actually considerably smaller than PS4 games
    +1
    Gift
  • Xzi @ Xzi:
    better compression/optimization i guess
    Gift
  • kenenthk @ kenenthk:
    But it only has like 4 games :tpi:
    Gift
  • Julie_Pilgrim @ Julie_Pilgrim:
    what is something you can say about console homebrew but also in the bedroom
    Gift
  • kenenthk @ kenenthk:
    Time to transfer files
    Gift
  • Julie_Pilgrim @ Julie_Pilgrim:
    "it was so hard the first time"
    +1
    Gift
  • Julie_Pilgrim @ Julie_Pilgrim:
    "Time to transfer files" bro having sex with robots
    +1
    Gift
  • Julie_Pilgrim @ Julie_Pilgrim:
    honestly knowing ken that isn't that unbelievable
    +1
    Gift
  • Xzi @ Xzi:
    arent many ps5 exclusives it's true, but there are a whole lot of ps4 games that got ps5 upgrades
    Gift
  • Xzi @ Xzi:
    and those have to be stored on one of the SSDs
    Gift
  • Xzi @ Xzi:
    "time to smash the stack"
    Gift
  • kenenthk @ kenenthk:
    Uremum does like to call me dadbot
    Gift
  • kenenthk @ kenenthk:
    Nothing beats a midnight shower
    Gift
  • AkiraKurusu @ AkiraKurusu:
    I'd say there would be more PS5 exclusives...if people could actually buy PS5s.
    Gift
  • Gift
  • AkiraKurusu @ AkiraKurusu:
    I mean, if no-one can buy a PS5, and thus is stuck with PS4 (Pros), then companies would still see some profit from developing PS4 games with PS5 upgrades; meanwhile, if they developed a PS5 game, then everyone who can't get that console won't buy that game, especially at launch.
    Gift
  • kenenthk @ kenenthk:
    Nah every console starts early with low libraries
    Gift
  • Xzi @ Xzi:
    well theyre churning them out as fast as they possibly can, not like Xbox or PC are faring much better with the chip shortages
    Gift
  • Xzi @ Xzi:
    and games still take 4-6 years to develop regardless, so its not like sony can conjure up new exclusives out of thin air
    Gift
  • kenenthk @ kenenthk:
    Makes me wonder what they have now and are actually hiding from the public
    Gift
  • kenenthk @ kenenthk:
    I hope in the next 5 years they can move on to even more realistic skin renders and not just make characters look like Shiney clay molds
    Gift
  • Gift
  • Veho @ Veho:
    I'm waiting for the ultimate DLC, "The Most Dangerous Game".
    Gift
  • Veho @ Veho:
    Let me hunt people or GTFO :angry:
    Gift
    Veho @ Veho: Let me hunt people or GTFO :angry: