12-29-2017 11:12 PM
I've had this laptop for a while and it was being quite problematic so I decided to purcahse new computer. I've recently decided to retrieve my old device to see if I could fix the problem. I was initally given a boot device not found error and I have three system recovery DVDs that I purchased from the last time that I had an issue. I tried to reboot and restore the device from the disk but nothing seemed to work. When I treid to do a power reset to see if using the disks after would work I was given a hard disk error and prompted to select F2 to open system diagnostics. For some strange reason my computer won't allow this. I know it is not the keyboard beacuse if I press the esc button before it boots and from there press F1 I am provided with the basics about my computer. How do I go about fixing this? (My warranty has expired)
12-29-2017 11:35 PM
> I was initially given a boot device not found error ...
The motherboard queried the disk-drive, but the disk-drive, being quite "dead", did not respond.
It's gone from being "problematic" to "totally unresponsive".
Since you have the System Recovery Set, on DVDs, if you remove that disk-drive, and insert & connect a new (or even a "previously-owned" bargain-priced) disk-drive, you can reinstall Windows onto your computer, to revive it.
To compare, an automobile with a flat tire does not require the replacement of the entire automobile -- replace the tire, and your vehicle is back to normal.