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02-01-2009 04:00 PM
i'm running a dv1000 notebook on windows xp home edition. Two days ago, the machine stopped booton into xp. Whenever i press the power button, it will boot straight into quickplay, and there seems to be no way to exit quickplay to get back into windows (the 'media key' doesn't seem to do anything).
Upon inserting the xp home cd to access the recovery console, i get a message saying that the HDD cannot be detected.
Additionally, when I run the phoenixBIOS hard drive self test (that i access by pressing f10 during the first few moments of bootup), i get the test status"#1 - 07 Fail"
I'm hoping this doesn't indicate a dead hard drive.
Typical as it is, I haven't backed up the information on my hard drive. There is a folder of documents i need to recover (or at least try to!)
Do you have any advice on how i can do this? this machine's been good to me for so long, and suddenly it's riddled with problems.
02-03-2009 05:10 AM