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Downloaded too much... now won't boot.

Discussion in 'Hardware' started by Reeb, Dec 6, 2010.

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  1. Reeb

    Reeb Thread Starter

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    Okay, I did a dumb thing. I actually wanted to transfer my Carbonite account to a new computer. It is a laptop with a 40 Gig of HD. I realized (perhaps too late) that I selected "Reinstall" instead of Transfer My Account" and that my Carbonite files were larger than the laptop could handle. Well I stopped the downloading of files when the computer said that it had no more room. Later the computer screen went black (actually light gray) and the lights were lit up showing that it was reading or trying to read the files it had. It never completed it's boot up.

    I tried to go in and reboot it into a Safe mode, but it won't let me. Says it can't go into the Safe Mode.

    So, is there ANY way to save my hide and get this back?
     
  2. valis

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    I don't have an answer for you (yet) but I did go ahead and mark it unsolved for you. :)
     
  3. Reeb

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    Thanks. Wouldn't you know it, it is my wife's computer too. YIKES... that doghouse looks like my home for a while.
     
  4. Hughv

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    Since you can't boot, your options are limited.
    Boot to another OS like Ubuntu and delete some files.
    Remove the drive and attach it to another machine and delete some files.
     
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