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Computer Crashed

Unread postby Bill the Butcher » Thu Oct 15, 2009 12:08 pm

...or so I think it did.

It just won't start up. It gives me options to start up in Safe Mode, in configurations that last worked, and normally... all just reboot, do the same thing, and bring me to the same "choose your option" screen.

I was planning on buying a laptop anyway, so I guess this works out.

My question is 'can I save my hard drive from my computer that crashed'?

I have a coworker who once told me that you can take it out, buy a case for it, and then you can connect it to another computer... like an external hard drive. True or false?
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Re: Computer Crashed

Unread postby Stu » Thu Oct 15, 2009 12:17 pm

true. but of course if this is caused by a virus you could be risking the spread of that virus to the new computer.
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Re: Computer Crashed

Unread postby Bill the Butcher » Thu Oct 15, 2009 12:23 pm

I figured that.

I may try to see if the geeks at Best Buy can see if it is infected with a virus.

Thanks stu.
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Re: Computer Crashed

Unread postby jfiling » Thu Oct 15, 2009 12:39 pm

Bill the Butcher wrote:I figured that.

I may try to see if the geeks at Best Buy can see if it is infected with a virus.

Thanks stu.

Just make sure you don't have anything on the hard drive you don't want other people to know about. Best Buy doesn't exactly respect customer privacy, from what I've heard.
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Re: Computer Crashed

Unread postby RattleHead » Thu Oct 15, 2009 1:18 pm

I have a coworker who once told me that you can take it out, buy a case for it, and then you can connect it to another computer... like an external hard drive. True or false?


http://www.thinkgeek.com/computing/thumb-drives-storage/a7ea/
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Re: Computer Crashed

Unread postby bks92II » Thu Oct 15, 2009 2:31 pm

If your computer don't work then how are you on here ;-) ;) :wink:
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Re: Computer Crashed

Unread postby Bill the Butcher » Thu Oct 15, 2009 2:47 pm

bks92II wrote:If your computer don't work then how are you on here ;-) ;) :wink:


The extraordinary phenomenon that is "more than one computer in existance".

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Re: Computer Crashed

Unread postby The Tribe Zone » Thu Oct 15, 2009 4:44 pm

Without seeing it, or hearing it for that matter, it sounds like the hard drive itself went to shit....

Did you buy the computer new and have the startup/restore disks?

If you do, A new drive might be worth a shot...
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Re: Computer Crashed

Unread postby Cerebral_DownTime » Thu Oct 15, 2009 7:59 pm

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