laptop problem hard drive i think

  dazzling (work) 11:10 26 Mar 06

trying to sort a problem with friends starts to boot into windows xp home splash screen then for a split second a blue screen of death and then reboots.cant boot to safe mode does the same.recovery console cant run chkdsk says cant find exe.max blast produces a fatal error partition magic reports critical error the hard drive on way out? if so need to recover work thats not backed up (i know) from it anyone know how i can do this.thanks darren

  Fruit Bat /\0/\ 15:09 26 Mar 06

Get a laptop drive adaptor cable like click here

and couple it as slave to a desktop machine to see if you can read the drive.

  woodchip 15:28 26 Mar 06

max blast is the clue, the Maxtore Drive as been setup with "max blast" overlay Software. I sounds like the Partition Info is corrupt you may be able to correct this by downloading the program click here

I have not used it. As I do not like Disc Overlay software, only if there is no alterative to running a bigger disc

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