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NoHoTiger
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When I'm working on my laptop, I keep getting a black screen with a message that reads something like "disc drive failed - fully recovered." Do I need to start shopping for a new laptop? Mine is about 4 or 5 years old. I just had the hard drive replaced about a year ago. TIA

Morning everyone


yellowfin
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porn virus


Schwartz
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Either bad drive or controller - probably the drive.

Either replace it with a SSD (laptop that old may not support it) or start shopping.


NoHoTiger
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porn virus

not a porn virus or any virus. I ran my anti-virus software. Thanks, though...Hey Fin


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zmoney2613
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Sounds like it's just a bad drive. Get a new HDD, or if you have the money, get the new laptop.


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Hat Tricks
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re: OT Computer gurus
If you have any important documents or files you might want to look into backing them up somewhere.


lsu480
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Get a Mac


NoHoTiger
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Either replace it with a SSD (laptop that old may not support it)

Just my luck.

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start shopping.


NoHoTiger
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important documents or files

Learned this the hard way. I don't keep anything on here. I keep all the important stuff on my flash drive.
Looks like I'll be taking my computer in this weekend to see if it's an easy/non-expensive fix or if I start looking for a new laptop
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Schwartz
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Whatever you end up getting, I'd highly suggest making sure that it comes with an SSD, or upgrading to one. They're so worth the $.


NoHoTiger
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Get a Mac

my sister's laptop and my work computer are all pc's. Easier to keep it a pc for now.


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NoHoTiger
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I'd highly suggest making sure that it comes with an SSD, or upgrading to one


Thanks, Schwartzie. I'm going to get dressed for work. Talk to y'all in a bit.

Thanks for all the help guys.


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Korkstand
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I keep all the important stuff on my flash drive.

AND somewhere else, too, right?


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foshizzle
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I keep all the important stuff on my flash drive.


You're still backing that up though, right?


NoHoTiger
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You're still backing that up though, right?

yes. I still back up. Plus I keep hard copies of some things. I'm starting to work with drop box so I can have web access to some of the things I'm working on. Thanks so much for the help guys.


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VetteGuy
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re: OT Computer gurus
Back up docs and pics to a thumb drive, asap.

Do not buy a new HD.
Do buy a new computer.
Restore docs and pics to new computer.


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