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    Ion
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    AHHHH! My computer!

    Help!My computer crashed, and I'm on my laptop. For some reason I try to start it and it goes to this thing that says:"Start in: Safe mode, Normal, ect" Everything I try wont work, and I really need that computer because it has a project on it that I need! Please help, I'll think of something good to give you, I just need help!

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    Re: AHHHH! My computer!

    What happens when you try to restart it on whatever mode?
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    Re: AHHHH! My computer!

    tbh sounds like a boot sector virus. I really don't know how to get rid of one.

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    Re: AHHHH! My computer!

    Quote Originally Posted by Swagg
    What happens when you try to restart it on whatever mode?
    It will start to go and then go back to all the options.

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    Re: AHHHH! My computer!

    Given that this wasn't answered, in case it's still not fixed by now:
    Seems like you might have to format the drive and start fresh. Though I wouldn't start with it.

    There's two ways to get your project even if you have to wipe the computer:
    You can format it entirely and then use a data recovery program to try and recover the lost data (e.g. your project) afterwards.

    I'd advise against this and instead recommend the following:
    Use your laptop to burn the following disc: Ubuntu
    Then pop that into the offending computer and boot from it. Select "Try Ubuntu without any changes to my computer".
    Now you should be in Ubuntu. Go to places/computer and select the drive with the files you want. Copy them to a flashdrive or external HDD. If your HDD shut down cleanly this shouldn't be a problem. There's a way to force Ubuntu to open HDD's that haven't been shut off properly, but unless I have to I won't go through the trouble of posting it.

    You can then format your HDD and reinstall windows without losing your files (since they're on the flashdrive/external HDD). It'll be a nuisence to have to reinstall everything in the beginning, but in the end it's good to start completely fresh every once in a while, get rid of all the junk in the registry and whatnot. You'll usually notice a bump up in it's speed, which is nice.

    To do this, just use the Windows install CD to completely format the drive and reinstall Windows.

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    Re: AHHHH! My computer!

    Thanks, you can lock this now.


 

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