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Discussion in 'Windows XP' started by secuono, Feb 19, 2013.

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  1. secuono

    secuono Thread Starter

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    Here's the video link to what I woke up to this morning.
    I used to be able to log on to the guest account after the start, underscore blinked and then I could select which to use. I forget the options, but if you didn't select within 5 seconds, it would go back to the black screen with the blinking underscore, never changing. Now it does change and the video is all it shows anymore.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2Lk-O1h-Sp8
     
  2. baseballfool22

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    just reinstall windows...
     
  3. secuono

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    Just remembered I've used the cd before to reinstall windows. Some things still didn't work on the laptop.
    I thought the cd was a one time trick pony type thing and I wont be able to use it again for anything...
     
  4. secuono

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    A friend thinks Win deleted itself or the HD failed.
    Anyone else with ideas?
    Can I use a bootable CD and pull the files I need from the HD??
     
  5. Wepynx

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    Try to reinmstall Windows as suggested, if it's your legal CD it will work again, mine has 3 times.
     
  6. secuono

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    Tried to boot Ubuntu and it didn't work, this is what it showed me.
    I'm going to try a case, like the Moving Star OTB, but for this HD and just pull files if I can.
    If linux won't install, I don't see Win doing the same.


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  7. secuono

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    I can't find the CD still. Will look for it, but in the mean time, the case thingi will come in Friday and I'll try that, too.
     
  8. secuono

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    Nope, the HD failed. You guys were wrong. =(
    Can't reinstall anything if the HD is dead...
     
  9. drmacpccom

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    To be sure the drive is dead, you can try to set the HDD as a slave in another computer and see if you can find the hdd. Sometimes you will be able to access it once more via another computer setup as I have explained. If this does not work, then you lost all data and need to start over.
     
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