I am thinking this is bad. This is lose-sleep-over-it-kind-of bad. (At least in my world)
I have a Compaq Armada e500 laptop running Windows XP.
This morning, I shut it down as normal and packed up for work.
I get to work and it won't boot. Here is what basically happens.
It stays on the Compaq splash screen for a *long time" then sometimes it:
1.) Beeps three times very loudly and displays the following error:
"FIXED DISK PARAMETER TABLE OR BIOS ERROR"
2.) it acts like it is about to boot up and then I get the "Non System Disk or Disk Error" message (like when you leave a floppy in the drive- except I don't have a floppy in the drive.
While I was at work I was poking around on the internet and followed the instructions to create an MSDos startup disk. I put it in and booted up and received the A:\ prompt. When I enter cd c:\ I get "INVALID DRIVE SPECIFICATIO" as if my HD is totally gone.
This is a major major crisis for me. Can anyone suggest anything to get me out of this?
There is still a good chance you can get your data back.
Get an external usb 2.5" disk exclosure.
Install your laptop hard drive in it.
Plug the usb into your home computer or another desktop of laptop.
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