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"reboot and select proper boot device",,

by mko / November 12, 2013 2:50 AM PST

,,,or insert boot media in sSony corporation"

is what i woke up to when i turned on my computer. i get a frozen vaio splash screen. nothing is loading

widows xp


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Windows is unable to access your hard drive.
by wpgwpg / November 12, 2013 3:17 AM PST

This may mean that your hard drive has failed. I can't be more specific because you didn't say whether this is a laptop or desktop.

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it's a desktop
by mko / November 12, 2013 3:27 AM PST



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you are right
by mko / November 12, 2013 3:33 AM PST
In reply to: it's a desktop

the disk is not spinning.
can i still retrieve data, or is it DONE done

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Remove the cover and replug the cables
by wpgwpg / November 12, 2013 3:46 AM PST
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Repeated powering off and on, as we all do, causes temperatures to go up and down. Over time that can sometimes cause a connection to fail, so it's worth trying to unplug and replug the cables. Also get rid of all the dust that builds up inside the machine, being careful not to touch the electronic components. Since you get the VAIO logo displayed, your power supply is apparently working. If all else fails, you can remove the hard drive, put in a $30 enclosure and plug it into the USB port on a working PC. Of course, it the drive itself has bitten the bullet, that won't help either. I hope you've backed up any data you didn't want to lose!
Good luck.

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data is backed
by mko / November 12, 2013 3:54 AM PST

will only lose a few weeks of nondescript txt fiiles. i got a friend who own an enclosure...thx

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it works now thx
by mko / November 12, 2013 4:30 AM PST

it's dumb. reconnected the power and data cables, blew on 'em. now it works. i will not question the fickleness of a computer Happy

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(NT) Smart move!
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / November 12, 2013 4:31 AM PST
In reply to: it works now thx
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Good news - thanks for the feedback
by wpgwpg / November 12, 2013 4:50 AM PST
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Personally I think computers are female, but it's a funny thing. I can't find any woman to agree with me. Laugh

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