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I can't boot up though and I'm kind of worried.
even if your pc won't boot
You reckon I can take it into uni?
i know my dad did it with his computer, he just told them the folders to copy, he did have to pay though
I lost over 8000 songs.
1) remove hard disc drive
2) insert hard disc drive into other computer
3) burn all poersonal information / music to DVD
5) put hard disc drive back into machine
5) use recovery disc to rebuild machine
6) copy contents of DVD to hard disc drive
Oh lol @ you and your less than 5 year old PC.
:( i just assumed most people had...
is all your music sync'd to your iPod?
I won't have a problem backing up, as long as I can access my files.
it's easy enough
then drag and drop
My PC seems to have 2 hard drives. That confuses me greatly :(. Photos may be in order.
partitioned into two
should be fine
i'm off to bed now though, gimme a shout if you're still stuck
You should wear this gem on a sandwich board
but I'm worried about doing it myself, and having someone do it for me will cost money :'(
now thats a good idea.
I'd *love* to have my entire music collection in CD form, but it's going to be a while before I can pay for 1 CD's worth of music, never mind 1000's.
its ever so expenisve
I feel for ya man
computers realy can suck
it is very unlikely that the drive itself is beyond salvaging. If your compy won't boot persuade your nearest and dearest geek to strip it out and stick it aboard their machine and copy your stuff. I doused a laptop in tea and still recovered my valuables from its innards.
Anyone want to nominate themselves?
I would have otherwise.
Can I just remove my hard drive and stick it in my sister's PC? Does it work like that? I don't really want to mess hers up as well...
you can't access programs or run them but you can essentially drag and drop everything over to her machine once it is connected internally. I don't think it sounds like any virus as they only bugger things up not prevent Anything from happening. Copy her important files first but!
I kind of know what the problem is and I kind of don't. I'm hoping it's just a problem with my graphics card, but would that cause boot issues?
Take it out and see. Should manage to boot without it.
to run an os fellow. It won't play bioshock perhaps but you can get the old girl up and running easily!
I still have a legacy port or two on this thing with the mobo.
I copy everything to cd every couple of months
for your own good
you could try running ubuntu from a cd, and see if it can access your harddrive.
Yesterday it kept freezing suddenly for no apparent reason. Then this morning it wouldn't boot at all and just came up with a message saying 'corrupt file...'blah blah.
This evening though I thought I'd try switching it on once more and it just booted up completely normally!
So my highly technical advice is to leave it for a day and then try again.
trying to find somewhere else to plug my monitor into. Apparently it doesn't work like that though. I wish I was joking :(
Seriously dude, why were your PCI cards loose? The screws are there to hold them in for a reason.
And when they do fall out you TURN IT OFF! Don't try to fix it while it's still on. :-/
it's a stupid Dell computer with a stupid design. There are no screws for the cards - there's a plastic clip which goes over the top of them which doesn't fit properly. I guess after running my PC open when the CPU fan failed, I must have thought I was God :(
i have nothing now! lol!