What was your brother doing at the time?Vegas_Asian said:I'm freaking out! After my laptop updated itself...it went to restart, but it failed to start up!! Any suggestions its a HP dv6000. Its stores ALL my school notes, which I never got to backing up.
Thanks for reminding me. Searching for the number now!Ann Von Hagel said:Does the school have a tech department. . .when my son was in college there was a place they could go or call to get computer tech support.
Is it plugged in. . . battery could be low. . . .plug it in for an hour or so and then try to start it up. . .
Wish I could suggest more. . . .good luck. . .
If you're having HD errors, then try getting Spinright if you have access to a working compter: http://www.grc.com/sr/spinrite.htmVegas_Asian said:goes from loading page to startup repair. Startup repair fails. goes to recovery options. don't have backup disc or recovery points
Yep. I read the articles yesterday and was shocked. It explained my sometimes issues with my wireless. I may send my laptop soo since the extended warranty ends in three weeks.thejackylking said:Here is your first problem.
Thanks tried it, but no go.Betsy the Quilter said:VA--
did you try a safe restart? You said you were using Vista?
* Turn the computer on or Restart the computer
* Start tapping the F8 key. The Windows Advanced Boot Options Menu appears. If you begin tapping the F8 key too soon, some computers display a "keyboard error" message. To resolve this, restart the computer and try again.
* Ensure that the Safe mode option is selected (the top option)
* Press Enter. The computer then begins to start in Safe mode.
* When you are finished with troubleshooting, close all programs and restart the computer as you normally would.
This bypasses a lot of the drivers; there may be a conflict. You can see if it works. If it does, you should be able to get to the stuff on the hard drive.
Good idea! Been itching to get:Ann Von Hagel said:I always feel that the best way to prevent catastrophic failure of a computing device, is to religiously perform regular backups. The week you forget, it dies. . . . . .
Glad you were able to get your files back. . . .sounds like you should give that laptop to your brother and
conask your parents to assist in the purchase of a new one.