My laptop just broke itself (posted from PS3)

DELETED_117713

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It refuses to open any programs. Can't find or open files.

Next time im not buying a Crappy Laptop from Dell.

Im now going to smash it, i wasted all my money on a POS.

Photon

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Don't you think it would be more advantageous to have someone look at it first before you release the mighty gavel of judgment?
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DELETED_117713

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Don't you think it would be more advantageous to have someone look at it first before you release the mighty gavel of judgment?
Why? Im going to save up money for a higher quality laptop.

SWATLLAMA

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Back up all your data and reinstall your operating system. If you're on Windows, install a copy of Linux, then install Windows again. That makes sure all your old system files are gone. Or you might like Linux and stick with it.
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Ryusui

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Before you do anything stupid with your computer (and breaking a computer when you might be able to salvage it is STUPID!), let's see if we can't figure out what the hell's wrong.

What operating system are you running? I'm assuming you're running a Windows machine. Does Windows boot at all? You say it won't "open programs" or "find or open files"; what exactly is going on? Can you get to your desktop? Are you getting error messages? If so, what do the error messages say?
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SWATLLAMA

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Try booting into safe mode to see if it can access programs and files. If it can, try and use a system restore.
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Ryusui

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To be clear: you boot into Safe Mode by pressing F8 before the "Loading Windows" screen appears and selecting it from the menu.

BTW, do you run any kind of antivirus or antimalware on your computer? Because if Windows is booting but it's not working right, then you might have gotten hit with something annoying.
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Vectrex71

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Buy a MacBook Pro Retina ! And you will be happy :-) "I'm happy with it" :-) with MacOSX you never have troubles it just works and your work is save with the automatic backup utillitie (TimeMachine). But if you prefer windows, you can install Windows on it. so you have no problems with hardware, but windows is windows and keep windows, also on a Mac :-/

DELETED_117713

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Windows can boot up.

I can't go to my computer folder.

Intense lag when I click the start bar.

Programs work, but web browsers don't.

No BSOD's.

Can't turn off.

No error messages.

Im trying system restore right now.

« Last Edit: March 24, 2013, 06:40:38 am by fillergames »

DELETED_117713

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Restored it. Nothing happened. It's still the same. Look's like im doomed.

Crossland88

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The hard drive is probably done. It's quite common in laptops for the HDD to fail from being knocked around alot. Goes to show why you should always make backups. I have my dropbox account sync with my game workspace folder so it backups everything automatically.
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DELETED_117713

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The hard drive is probably done. It's quite common in laptops for the HDD to fail from being knocked around alot. Goes to show why you should always make backups. I have my dropbox account sync with my game workspace folder so it backups everything automatically.

So is it repiarable? Im not good with laptops.

Ryusui

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It can be repaired, yes. You can replace the hard drive. Though ideally you'll want to figure out some way of scanning the one you have for errors and then cloning it to the new drive, so you'll keep all your data and won't have to reinstall Windows.
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DELETED_117713

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Well I know a store that has laptops of a good price. It's much better then mine. I have the two choices.

1. Repair my broken laptop.

Or

2. Buy a higher quality laptop.

SWATLLAMA

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Can you open up chkdsk or diskdefragmenter? To do this, go to the startmenu -> run -> chkdisk. To get to disk defrag, go to the start menu -> In the search bar, type disk defrag, and click Disk Defragmenter when it shows up in the list of possible programs for which you are searching.

Or, boot into safe-mode if that doesn't work, and back up all your data. If the hard drive does show up to have a lot of errors, you can easily replace it by going to Best Buy or Microcenter and buying a new hard drive. You could also have the people there replace it, but that will cost a lot of money.

If the hard drive is not the issue, you should probably take it to professionals. They'll be able to run more diagnostics and do a better job than you can probably do in your home.
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