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    Quote Originally Posted by Sudo15 View Post
    How do you intend to extract the info from the HDD and is it a new HDD or new computer you are referring to when you say you'll be looking for a new one ?

    As I said earlier, warranties don't normally cover software and I wouldn't have thought the HDD would have failed just after about a year - but the shop where you bought it if local would be the best place to take it back to if you want to get back in with everything intact - you would probably also get an explanation as to why it crashed in the first place as it may not have been because of software, as it's not unknown for motherboards to fail in reasonably new laptops.
    We didn't buy it from a shop, it was Target. So ẃe can't take it back there. Motherboards can just fail? Didn't know that.
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    I think HP went through a phase with those and even ASUS which are normally reputed to have the best motherboards - at least for desktops, but with laptops you get what you pay for and they tend to build them with max profit in mind.

    I still think that you need to find out why it crashed and if it is software related - a rescue disk should sort that and save you the cost of a new HDD, but if you went ahead and managed to do what you want to do with the HDD and found it to be a motherboard problem - a new laptop is usually more viable than what is involved with replacing that.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sudo15 View Post
    I think HP went through a phase with those and even ASUS which are normally reputed to have the best motherboards - at least for desktops, but with laptops you get what you pay for and they tend to build them with max profit in mind.

    I still think that you need to find out why it crashed and if it is software related - a rescue disk should sort that and save you the cost of a new HDD, but if you went ahead and managed to do what you want to do with the HDD and found it to be a motherboard problem - a new laptop is usually more viable than what is involved with replacing that.
    Well, we pulled the HDD and it said 'no bootable device' we put the HDD back in, same thing. It acts like the HDD crashed...not sure if I mentioned that this was an Gateway or Acer...

    Rather than keep trying we found and ordered a Lenovo Thinkpad L412 with Windows 7 Pro 64 bit, Core I5, 4GB of RAM 160GB HDD.

    http://www.tigerdirect.com/applicati...385&CatId=4939
    Last edited by Kala; 2014-08-31 at 07:21. Reason: Added info
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    I still suggest going with a Linux Live CD like Knoppix.
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    Quote Originally Posted by KritzX View Post
    I still suggest going with a Linux Live CD like Knoppix.
    We tried that, but it didn't read it. So, I'm now looking for a SATA to USB adapter.
    The Doctor: [In 1207 AD, answering the Tardis phone] Hello?
    Clara: [In 2013 AD, on her telephone] Ah, hello! I can’t find the internet.
    The Doctor: I'm sorry?
    Clara: It's gone, the internet. Can't find it anywhere. Where is it?
    The Doctor: The internet?
    Clara: Yes, the internet. Why don't I have the internet?
    The Doctor: It's 1207.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Sudo15 View Post
    Yes. Thanks. Wish I didn't have to downgrade, but this can't happen again. Read somewhere that Windows 8 is known for this...
    The Doctor: [In 1207 AD, answering the Tardis phone] Hello?
    Clara: [In 2013 AD, on her telephone] Ah, hello! I can’t find the internet.
    The Doctor: I'm sorry?
    Clara: It's gone, the internet. Can't find it anywhere. Where is it?
    The Doctor: The internet?
    Clara: Yes, the internet. Why don't I have the internet?
    The Doctor: It's 1207.


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