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#1 Ihjl97

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Posted 10 January 2016 - 09:50 PM

So I turned my computer on the other day and it started making a dull ticking sound but it wasn't coming from my speakers. It then pulled up a black screen that says operating system not found and allow me to go to any other screen at all. What do I do to fix this?

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Posted 10 January 2016 - 10:14 PM

Ticking sound?

sounds like a bad hard drive.

What is the make and model of your laptop?


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Posted 10 January 2016 - 10:18 PM

If I could load a video I would
It's a Sanyo vaio I really don't know much about computer models tho. I bout it two years ago brand new

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Posted 10 January 2016 - 10:22 PM

you mean sony vaio.

Can you turn your laptop over and see if you can jot down a model number?


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Posted 10 January 2016 - 10:24 PM

Yeah idk why I thought Sanyo lmao
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Posted 10 January 2016 - 10:36 PM

Okay so next question is what OS were you running on it?

I assume windows but what version?


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Posted 10 January 2016 - 10:37 PM

I think Windows 8

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Posted 10 January 2016 - 10:40 PM

Okie dokie, I will do some homework for you and see how easy or hard it would be getting a new hard drive installed onto your machine.

Reinstalling windows is the easy part, but do you have an external drive to back up data?


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Posted 10 January 2016 - 10:49 PM

Like a usb??

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Posted 10 January 2016 - 10:50 PM

Yeah a external hard drive, it would help you out tons.

Got a thumb drive too?


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Posted 10 January 2016 - 10:52 PM

I don't think so. I'm sure I can find something with enough memory

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Posted 10 January 2016 - 10:56 PM

Okay well if you dont have an external drive... well get one also get a thumb drive too.

Both are essential to keeping data around just in case this happens again, I mean you will still need to buy a regular laptop drive but if you have the means to back up your data then it becomes much easier.

This isnt me trying to get you into buying things you dont need mind you, this is just computing common sense.

If you know someone with a external drive the more the merrier, I just dont want you to loose your data.

Its possible to recover your data even without windows but you will need both a external drive and a thumb drive to do it.


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Posted 10 January 2016 - 11:06 PM

Ohh okay. So what do I need to buy?

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Posted 10 January 2016 - 11:10 PM

Okay the first thing I would buy is an external drive.

they can range depending on the space you need.

Next buy a USB thumb drive

Then if you really want to buy the latptop drive.

Now the thing is that you already would spend around $60 US for the external drive and the costs of repairing the laptop could be more then what you could afford and it might be a better idea to just get another laptop, its up to you to figure out how much you are willing to spend.

at the very least get the external drive and thumb drive as they will help you on file transfer onto your new machine if you went that route.

Laptop hard drives can be very hard to replace, I just had to replace my fathers laptops hard drive and not an easy task.

installing the OS and backing up data you can do on your own if I give you a tutorial but the laptop may be costly to fix.


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Posted 10 January 2016 - 11:39 PM

Oh okay thank you!




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