But what model? There are a series of dv_____ models that do have this failure and HP is fixing them. Be sure to call it in.
Ok. I turned off my HP Laptop by using the Power Button (hard reset) and first it booted into Vista's recovery mode. It said there was a hard disk error and it said it fixed it. I restarted and it said "Hard disk error, Press Ctl+Alt+delete to restart. Nothing has changed in the hardware since it was working. I booted up a Xubuntu Live CD and the partion manager still could read that the hardrive was NFTS but didn't allow file access. Is there any way i could use a Live CD (BartPE, Linux, etc) to save some files on my laptop.