Ok here's the deal.
My parents have a Samsung NC10 with Windows XP (Home I think) and from what I could understand they were looking at some photos with the laptop connected to a monitor (for the first time I think, working normally), while downloading the latest itunes and with an ipod connected. Suddenly the laptop runs out of battery, they connected the charger, turn it on and the computer gets into the following blue screen loop.http://img411.imageshack.us/img411/751/74428450.jpg
None of the options work (safe mode, last good configuration, start normally, etc). They all go back to the blue screen.
I looked around and found some pages regarding that.0x000000ED: UNMOUNTABLE_BOOT_VOLUME
(Click to consult the online Win XP Resource Kit article.)
The kernel mode I/O subsystem attempted to mount the boot volume and it failed. This error also might occur during an upgrade to Win XP on systems that use higher throughput ATA disks or controllers with incorrect cabling. In some cases, your system might appear to work normally after you restart.http://support.microsoft.com/kb/297185http://support.microsoft.com/kb/315403http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-gb/library/ms797142.aspx
From what I could understand doing a checkdisk should fix it but I dont know if it can damage the data.The most important thing here is the data.
The laptop is worthless and they can just buy another one (thats what they told me).
Continuing, its a netbook so no optical drive. They never connected an external optical drive on in too.
Also, they told me after that, while charging, the charger was getting very very hot, way hotter than normal (dont know if thats relevant here). It still works though (computer boots with no battery, connected to the charger).
Now some questions.
Any way to boot an XP with recovery console using USB (I dont know if that netbook supports USB booting, how can I check that out?)
If an external DVD drive is connected (for the first time ever), will the bios recognize it and would I be able to boot a Windows CD from that?
Will a checkdisk damage the data?
Can I remove the HD, connect to some other computer and copy the files?Any way at all to get all the data back?
Any help is appreciated!THANKS