I'd be grateful if anyone could help. I have a 3yr old dell inspiron 8000.
Couple of days ago, internet explorer froze, so switch laptop off by pressing power off button, This usually works, but this time scan diskdidn't work. Ran Dell diagnostics which reported a few ?disk areas were ?corrupt
Now ever time i try to start via harddrive, message appears that "operating system can't load" on a black screen, and nothing happens after that, so have to shut off computer.
Problems is i want to save data from the hard drive ( photos of my baby etc(wife is mad as hell with me), few letters and Excel sheet).
Tried to put hard drive as a slave drive into a desktop, won't recognise it.
Question is is there anyway i can get the hard drive to load even once so i can retrieve the data. Any ideas of eg software, MSDOS commands etc.
Any help appreciated since it will save my marriage!!! :cry: