Computer questions for the tech types

Discussion in 'Reality Check' started by Palmer, Jan 25, 2009.

  1. Palmer

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    I have an HP laptop dv9000. Everything was just fine, I shut it down properly and left it. The next time i started it up, it hangs at a black screen with just a mouse curser. ctrl-alt-del does nothing. I've ran the start-up repair, and rebooted pressing F8 and tried the last known good configuration, safe mode, and all kinds of other configurations, but it still hangs at a black screen with a mouse curser. Normally I wouldn't hesitate to format and reinstall Vista, however, there are some newer files on there that I absolutely cannot lose, and are newer then my most recent backup.

    Also, I discovered my computer hasn't been making restore points.

    I've tried a couple of different live cd's, I was able to use the temp OS's, and see all my files, however, They wouldn't allow me to copy the files to my back-up drive.


    Is there anything I can do to fix this, or at least get my files?


    Thanks,
     
  2. Mitch

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    i got the same laptop and my hard drive failed, got a new one put it
     
  3. Palmer

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    I thought that was the problem at first, but It seems to be working when I use the live cd operating system. I think it's just the OS that won't let me copy files... i dunno.. its frustrating.
     
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    sounds like maybe your colour settings in your registry all got set to 0.0.0.0 (which is black)
     
  5. Jester

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    What are you running for a livecd OS?
     
  6. Palmer

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    A modified Bart PE, so it's windows XP based
     

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