Posted 28 December 2012 - 10:38 AM
I have a 4y old Sony VAIO (VGN-NS11J) that stopped working today morning after making a whirring noise
Repeated attempts to restart failed and after many attempts, I managed to get to the Startup Repair mode - after a long time, startup repair says it failed to automatically repair the problem
I managed to run system restore but after a while I got the following message: "System restore failed due to an unspecified error. The disk strucgture is corrupted and unreadable (0X80070571)
My laptop did not come with a Windows Vista CD/Recovery disk
My first priority is to recover a few files in the laptop - if I am able to do this, then I dont mind junking the laptop
Since this is an old laptop, I would prefer not to use an expensive professional to recover the data
Any help/suggestions would be much appreciated!