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Windows Computer Repair

SONY VAIO LAPTOP

I had to take a Sony Vaio laptop apart in order to try and change part of the hardware. I ended up almost pulling the thing to shreds, but I eventually made the change, and then put it all back together. It all seemed to go in the same place it came from, but now the laptop appears to have died. I cannot get it to power up, and I am not even getting the LED light when I press down on the power button. It just seems completely dead. I have a lot of data stored on the laptop, as I use it for work, and so the hard drive is really important. Can yourselves recover the data inside the drive?

SONY VAIO PCG616

I have a Sony Vaio PCG616 which has a strange problem. When I turn on the machine, the power light comes on, and I can see the LED light shining green, which means that there is no problem. However, the other LED lights would come on for a split second, and this makes the laptop turn off without warning. The CPU unit would get hot. The motherboard seems fine, and so I tried unplugging everything that wasn’t needed, apart from the power cable and the fan. There is tons of data on the drive that I really need, and that my wife needs access to for her business. I can’t afford to lose any of the data on the drive.

Windows Computer Repair

Although we are now moving towards an age of tablets, laptops and more portable computers the most popular computer still in the market place today – and indeed in the office place – is the Windows PC.

With Windows PCs still operating on systems right back as far as Windows 95 there are a whole host of problems that can arise when using them either for home or commercial use. Indeed many individuals still operate on older operating systems out of a sense of being able to understand their needs and without fancy bolt-ons and features they would have no requirement for.

Right back as far as Windows 95 – of which there are still many thousands of copies still in existence – the so called ‘Blue Screen of Death’ (BOD) is the one thing that symbolizes that problems can be occurring with your hard drive.

Indeed along the versions Windows has offered the opportunity to use defrag as a means of cleaning up a disk and rendering it fit for use when errors have been reported. And there are occasions when a simple defrag are sufficient but for the most part all the defrag feature allows you to do is move fragmented information and data from varying parts of the hard drive to one series of sectors in a uniform manner.

Windows also allows for the detection of bad sectors on a hard drive and their segregation. For many users this sounds like an idea option and the perfect way out of replacing a hard drive but in all actuality they are really just prolonging the problem. Rendering bad sectors unreadable and moving them from one place to another does not remove them, it simply tells the operating system to avoid using them upon saving information.

Many of the latter versions of Windows, including Windows 7 that is the most popular even though Windows 8 is not available, will simply report that there is a hard drive error without informing the user as to what it is. No error code is given and for many the only option here is to try and reinstall a new copy of the operating system over the old. This is fine if you have nothing of value on the drive but if you have a lot of information that is difficult to regenerate then a reinstall is something that you should steer clear off.

Don’t forget that if you keep a lot of your information on the desktop in a ‘My Documents’ folder then a reinstall will erase the desktop and delete this information off.