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Aussie Willy
12-26-2012, 07:25 AM
It is not starting up properly. I can do it in safe mode by pushing the F8 button the moment I start up, but it really is having major problems. It was okay when I started it early this morning and then when I started it up about 6 hours later is started being naughty.

I have tried to do the System Restore, the Repair, check memory, etc but it really isn't working very well. And the safe mode at the moment is very slow.

I have my very slow desktop that I can use but it is not the best option.

misskarne
12-26-2012, 10:47 AM
Got your data backed up? All your programs able to be reinstalled?

A total format and re-install might be needed. Or it might be doing what mine did; it fritzed the hard drive, which had to be replaced.

aliceanne
12-26-2012, 02:13 PM
Yeah. I had to have my hard drive replaced too. It cost $134 US parts and labor. It was a high end laptop so it was worth it. I would try to reinstall your program(s) first, if that doesn't work try reinstalling the operating system. If that doesn't work, you can decide if it is with repairing.

I think mine got overheated.

Aussie Willy
12-26-2012, 09:52 PM
Oh dear that all sounds really depressing. I have contacted some computer repair numbers from Google (currently on the old slow desktop) so hopefully someone will get back to me. Bit worried about that because it is the holiday break and you just don't know who is working at the moment. I suppose I at least have something I can use, as frustrating as it is.

misskarne
12-27-2012, 01:03 AM
Oh dear that all sounds really depressing. I have contacted some computer repair numbers from Google (currently on the old slow desktop) so hopefully someone will get back to me. Bit worried about that because it is the holiday break and you just don't know who is working at the moment. I suppose I at least have something I can use, as frustrating as it is.

If your data is backed up, you can attempt a format and reinstall by yourself.

professordeb
12-27-2012, 01:14 AM
Wish I were there in person AW cause I'd be delighted to help you out. It sounds like your drive is about to die so at the very least I would get all your data backed up somewhere. Couple ways you could go for backing up
1) back up the data & user settings to CD/DVD/USB memory stick (got a great buy on 16GB sticks, just $8 CAN)
2) copy data and user settings to a second hard disk -- external or internal
3) copy everything from one hard disk to another using an imaging program -- I use Ghost
I wish you luck!

AxelAnnie
12-27-2012, 02:26 AM
Yuk! Hate that stuff. One of my desktops died............just up and died. Tacos as we say. Hope you can get yours going....or at least your data saved. There should be some fabulous deals this week on laptops though.:swoon:

Aussie Willy
12-27-2012, 06:50 AM
Thanks everyone for the advice (and good luck wishes). I have found a guy who can come and pick it up tomorrow and will have a look at it. He said it sounds like an operating system and software problem so hopefully it can be fixed up. I do save most of my documents, photos, skating admin stuff on an external hard drive already because of something like this. My main concern is probably iTunes (just the songs I have downloaded which most are on my mp3 player) and my Outlook (for my email addresses and also the emails). The rest I am not too concerned about because you can always replace them.

On the other hand the sales are on at the moment so if I did have to replace it it won't be so bad :)

Professordeb - I will have a look at those options too.

ChelleC
12-27-2012, 11:56 AM
My main concern is probably iTunes (just the songs I have downloaded which most are on my mp3 player)


Glad you have someone coming to look at it. When I had to reset mine to factory settings last year, I was able to redownload everything I had from iTunes, when you sign in to iTunes look for the link that says purchased, and it should let you redownload, if you need to.

Aussie Willy
12-31-2012, 10:06 AM
Oh well what a pity. My laptop couldn't be saved and will need a full reboot which would have cost a bit. New laptop now purchased :). Do I seem sad?

The Accordion
01-01-2013, 04:26 AM
Congratulations on the addition to your family! Old Laptop RIP!

ChelleC
01-01-2013, 04:28 AM
Congrats on the new laptop!

AxelAnnie
01-01-2013, 04:31 AM
Oh that is such sad news. What did you get?:cool:

Aussie Willy
01-01-2013, 12:45 PM
I got a HP with 4gb and I5 intel core. It is shiny and red with a very nice keyboard and much thinner and lighter than the old one. Actually spent a bit of money on it because I will get value for money out of it.

smileyskate
01-01-2013, 06:32 PM
Glad you were able to get a new laptop that you liked. How old was the one that died?I may need one myself soon. Is it me or are these computers just not lasting like they used to?