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  2. Try this data recovery service. I had a problem like yours and this help me.
  3. My hard drive failed. Physical damage. So I got a new one. I have an hp pc. I put in hard drive and I had windows 7 pre installed so I have no boot CD. My problem is I have an old MacBook to use to make boot CD or USB flash. But I cannot get my USB to be recognized to boot. I don't know how to format USB right or somethings wrong with the rest of my pc? I do not know what to do. Is it possible to make readable USB to boot windows 10 on a Mac. My MacBook also doesn't want to burn a DVD either. Any help would be great. Thanks
  4. My hard drive failed. Physical damage. So I got a new one. I have an hp pc. I put in hard drive and I had windows 7 pre installed so I have no boot CD. My problem is I have an old MacBook to use to make boot CD or USB flash. But I cannot get my USB to be recognized to boot. I don't know how to format USB right or somethings wrong with the rest of my pc? I do not know what to do. Is it possible to make readable USB to boot windows 10 on a Mac. My MacBook also doesn't want to burn a DVD either. Any help would be great. Thanks
  5. Yesterday
  6. What does this error message mean?

    It appears that an old antivirus program, which I overlooked before, is running on startup. The program tells me it has a corrupt file which is no surprise, as it has been on my computer for many years and has not been updated. As for step-by-step confirmation I tinkered around with it and used it to turn off the antivirus software but other than the program I really don’t know which to say “Y” to and “N” to. After fooling around with it a few times I managed to get my desktop picture to load in full color but the start menu and desktop icons never appeared and the error message was still present. I am afraid that in addition to the antivirus software something else is preventing Windows from properly booting up. How could I possibly pinpoint what else is going wrong? I do plan to do a fresh install of Windows but would rather not jump there yet as I want into the computer to recover my files and data beforehand. Could a recovery disk be of any help?
  7. I'm helping out a friend. I was a computer repair tech for 11 years. His laptop is an HP Pavilion G6-1B60US. After randomly flickering for a while the display died. External video is fine. I have replaced the LCD and display cable (items bought on eBay, but were new), with no joy. Now I have replaced the motherboard (bought on eBay, used item), still no joy. I'm out of ideas.
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  9. Laptop screen assembly

    Are you just replacing the screen? If so, you may not have to disconnect anything from the computer part of the laptop. Most screens can be replaced by removing the bezel and unscrewing four screws on the screen and then by disconnecting the ribbon cable to the LCD panel. I will have to look up this particular model to see if it is similar. I also did a quick search and found a few YouTube videos showing disassembly of this model: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tc2WunwY7Ek
  10. What does this error message mean?

    Ugh . . . maybe try a step by step confirmation boot up. Did you see that in the boot options after hitting F8? You can choose to allow or deny something from loading. Might take a while, but give that a try. Also, if you're trying to play a specific game, maybe there is another way to do it? Compatibility Mode, for example.
  11. What does this error message mean?

    Update: I have used F8 and from the boot screen I was able to access Safe Mode With Networking but I get the same screen as the screenshot included in my first post - my desktop picture with no start menu or desktop icons. How can I get into misconfig without a start menu?
  12. Laptop screen assembly

    Asus x83v. Looking for a guide. I've done random electronic repairs but am not too knowledgeable. Do you get to the long track pad wires from the keyboard side or by taking out the internals. Also how does the metal hinge that actually connects the base to the screen work?
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  14. You should have no problems connecting the second hard drive. Have you tested the main drive to make sure there isn't a problem with it? Are these spinning drives? Have you considered a solid state hard drive?
  15. Recently I installed the software battery mon on my laptop. Then I figured it out that the battery charges at about 650000mW, so according to my knowledge on units that means 650W right?? I mean even if it was 65W I think it is too much. Look at the photo. I had my laptop's charging I replaced about a year ago. The link to photo. https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B_H2iDToMajJajJYemUtTXR6eG8/view?usp=drivesdk
  16. Hello everyone, I just purchsed a Lenovo ThinkServer TS200V (I know its a very old model, I just need it for browsing and entertainment). This system only has room for 1 HDD and I have two HDD's, so I connected the other HDD in place of DVD RW, so technically I plugged the data cable from Sata 3 or 4 to this 2nd HDD. My question is will the controller be able to handle this HDD's data transfer or will it slow down. Coz, right now the main HDD connected an SATA 1 is running slow like hell. Is there a way I can use both without compromising the transfer rate. Thank you.
  17. Yes, please keep us posted. This is an interesting problem, for sure.
  18. Boot-Looping Laptop

    Ok thanks for the advice!
  19. Boot-Looping Laptop

    The good news is it was water. Take the back off, remove the battery and let it sit a bit longer.
  20. Boot-Looping Laptop

    Unfortunately I did not have the right screwdriver to remove the battery right away, I ended up buying it and taking out the battery, but not till a day or two after
  21. Tried that already, no love. Even unplugged the CMOS battery just in case. Same thing happens. However, I've been playing around with it some more and noticed something interesting, which changes the previously described scenario a bit, but the problem still exists. So, after the memory module is plugged into the motherboard, I turn the computer on, it works. Okay, so now I turn it off. I try to turn it on again, the power LED lights up for half a second, then goes off. After 10-15 seconds, it seems that the computer attempts to turn on by itself, and it (sort of) succeeds - it goes directly to network boot mode. If I turn it off now, it will not boot again, the power led will turn on for half a second every 15 seconds or so, and it will be stuck in this loop forever (approximately, I only let it sit like that for 2 minutes or so :D ) Somehow, I like this BIOS bug idea even more. I'll need to research how to force firmware reflash. Maybe I could just desolder the EEPROM and reprogram it externally? I did stuff like that before, but with old BIOS firmwares, I'm not sure if EFI layout will give me trouble. I'll try it out and post results. Any other ideas are still welcome. :)
  22. Boot-Looping Laptop

    Have you removed the battery after the incident? Make sure that everything is dry, this is your only chance. The water that is left behind is the one that is the most dangerous.
  23. Extended Monitors

    Thanks Bob, will try when I have time. Been busy as a one armed well digger. Had a total hip replacement in November of 16, the darn thing went South and now I have doctor's appointment galore with them trying to find out why and, to this point, no one knows.
  24. Video card

    Thanks.
  25. W98 SE in VB

    Sorry, guys, forgot about this thread I started. Gave up. Couldn't get the thing to work. Sure wanted to see the old girl again as that was my favorite Windows OS. But, I could not get W98 to work in a VB. Thanks.
  26. Hey, A couple days ago I accidently spilled about a cupful of water onto my Dell Inspiron 15 7000 series laptop. I dried it off as best I could and put it in rice for 2 days. Now, when I open it, it boots up for a few seconds displaying the Dell logo, but then shuts off and restarts over and over again. If I hit a key while it starts to boot up, it's says 'F2 Setup' and 'F12 Boot Options' but will restart before anything happens. Is my laptop salvageable? Thanks in advance for any help!
  27. help for repair

    Hi. Not really sure. Is it powering up, just not seeing anything on the screen? Can you try and external monitor to confirm the screen is the issue?
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