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Acer Aspire 5740G


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#1 peterrow

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Posted 03 December 2013 - 01:33 AM

Hi, I have an Acer Aspire 5740G. It has crashed and I cant get it to start, reboot or open. It is my fault as it did warm me for some time there could be a problem and I should do a full back up but I did not. All that happens now when I switch on is a blank screen with the old dos writing on it.

Smart failure predicted on hard disc 0.WDC WD6400BEVT-22AORTO-(S1)

Warning, back up hard drive. =press F1.

 

I press F1 and nothing happens. Is there a fix or is this hard drive and its contents doomed.

 

Thanks in advance for any help.



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Posted 03 December 2013 - 07:41 AM

the hard drive is dead and needs to be replaced. You can try to slave it to another system - it may or may not work. In the future you need to implement a regular backup plan.



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Posted 03 December 2013 - 01:38 PM

Take out your HD and backup on some other computer.

 

Try to reset BIOS to it's default settings (if you can get into BIOS).



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Posted 04 December 2013 - 04:01 AM

the hard drive is dead and needs to be replaced. You can try to slave it to another system - it may or may not work. In the future you need to implement a regular backup plan.

Thanks, not what I wanted to hear. How do I slave it to another computer?



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Posted 04 December 2013 - 04:02 AM

Take out your HD and backup on some other computer.

 

Try to reset BIOS to it's default settings (if you can get into BIOS).

Thanks for that but how do you do that.



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Posted 04 December 2013 - 07:31 AM

Don't worry about the bios.

 

 

How to slave a laptop drive: http://www.ehow.com/how_7279958_slave-laptop-hard-drive.html

 

 

and a visual here:


Edited by Allan, 04 December 2013 - 07:31 AM.





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