Posted 25 November 2008 - 12:11 AM
Hey all, I have an HP Pavilion ze2000 laptop bought in 2005.
I had gotten the Windows Anti-virus virus before anyone knew what it was. The computer began behaving erratically and would only run on internet in Safe Mode. Then one day it happened. The thing crashed, I got blue screen of death on loop everytime I tried to start up (yes, even in Safe Mode). So I tossed it aside and bought a new laptop. Now months later (this happened in like August or so) I realize I have almost 30G of mp3s on there I'd like off of there. Well i tried to start her up, no blue screen of death now, but when it goes to the boot menu, anything I try to click on it just freezes, safe mode, last known good config, start windows normally, all of it. If I hit F8 and go to the boot menu at startup, it'll let me choose things, but then just sits on black screen and does zip.
My question is, what do I do need to do to get her to startup so I can get the music off of there? Is there some way to fix this without going to a computer repair place? If not, how much is it going to cost me to either repair the startup or get my hard drive contents put on a disk or something? Should I/is there a safe way to just remove the hard drive and transfer it to my new Acer laptop somehow? Would running Windows Repair from an XP disk help or would it erase the data?
I desperately need help. I'm at a loss. Thanks, guys.