Eee PC 1001PX - boot up problems

Posted on 2011-10-19
Last Modified: 2013-11-17
Hello Experts
I have bought this notebook recently from Amazon, it was working OK until last week.
Its taking ages to load WIN7 - after taking almost 10-15 mins its asking for the windows login password and again taking long time to show the desktop screen. Its giving "Recycle bin" corrupted error as well.

I may restore it to factory settings after taking some data backup.

Please can someone advise how can I get the data from this? I have tried all possible Safe mode connections

Question by:daira
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    Accepted Solution

    You can try booting it up using PartedMagic LiveCD (you can create a USB stick from it using Unetbootin, so you don't need a CD Drive):

    Once you are in the Desktop of that tool you can save your data to a USB drive or connect to the LAN and save it there somewhere.

    After that I would first run the HD manufacturer's diagnostic utility, as it looks like failing drive to me. You'll find those tools on the UBCD. There should be a tool available on that site that allows you to make a USB stick for the UBCD too, but it may be easier to remove the HD from the PC and connect it as a 2nd disk to a Desktop PC and test it there:

    Depending on what that diagnostic tells you a disk replacement may be called for.

    What may also help is to do a chkdsk /x on all the drive-letters.
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    to get the data : once it has booted, connect an external disk (usb) then copy your data
    i just happened to reinstall one...
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    Another option would be to buy a laptop hard drive converter that would allow you to take the drive out of the laptop and plug it into another computer via USB. These are fantastic little devices and work wonders for non booting laptops. Something like this -

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    It's not necessary to buy anything like that, as it should be a standard SATA disk which you can just plugin directly to a SATA port on your PC. USB converters only add extra points of failure and shouldn't be used if not absolutely necessary.
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    There are ways to do it without that but a converter would save a lot of messing about and would make the job much easier for him. But like you said if it is SATA then it would be very easy to just turn your machine off connect the laptop hard drive as a secondary device and boot the computer into windows where you can copy anything from the laptops hard drive. However if it is an older laptop IDE drive then a converter is the only way to co-reside the disk in another machine.

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