HardDisk boot sector invalid or no active partition
Posted on 2006-06-16
My packard bell R9200 laptop has crushed and would not boot anymore.The laptop was on hirbenation mode and when I tried to restart it gives the following message:
CPU speed =1600 MHz
Intel Processor Update Rev 020h Complete
L2 Cache: 2MB installed
No Bootable CD in ATAPI CD-ROM
Hard Disk Boot Sector invalid or no active partition
Press 'H' to retry HardDisk,any other key for floppy
Well,my laptop doesnt have a floppy so I hit 'H' and I get the same message:
HardDisk boot sectot invalid or no active partition
I put the laptop off,removed the battery,put it back and tried to boot again.As expected,nothing has changed,still wouldnt boot.The other problem now is that I do not have a recovery cd,the manufacturer didnt provide one but instead instructed me to create one.I attemped only to find out the laptop's cd writer wasnt working.Bad timing I should say,I just finished my exams and didnt have the chance to have the cd writer fixed.
Your help will be appreaciated.Is there a way of atleast starting the laptop,logging in somehow and then saving my data to other computers on the home LAN?Better still,I d be happy if I could fix the problem.
Thanking you in advance.