dropped laptop?? help

  Raquelmanny 22:56 19 Nov 2003

I have a FIC a 440 laptop which I recently dropped. It now will not load windows. I have been able to scan the computer for errors and they are as follows-
1.says a logical assertion has failed
2.it says at least one area of drive c has sustained physical damage
3.although such damage might be caused by an isolated incident such as a power failure, it is often a sign of impending hardware failure
Any suggestions anyone?
Can i just replace the drive?
Please HELP

  Giggle n' Bits 23:01 19 Nov 2003

repiar engineer. You could find after replacing the HDD more damage to be evident. It could be most likly are W/o.

  Raquelmanny 23:03 19 Nov 2003

Sorry to sound like an idiot but what is W/o.

  Raquelmanny 23:08 19 Nov 2003

Waveman. Did it mean windows OS?
I have a desktop so is there anyway to recover my data from the laptop when it is not working properly?

  sicknote 23:19 19 Nov 2003

Is your laptop insured under you house insurance for accidental damage,If so they will have a repair company they can send it to.

Best of luck

  Raquelmanny 23:24 19 Nov 2003

Wish I was Sicknote but I'm in spain so not covered.

  Salinger 23:34 19 Nov 2003

I would guess that W/o is Write off.

  Giggle n' Bits 23:41 19 Nov 2003

Sorry Raquel !

W/o I mean Written off I am afraid, I just didn't want to say it out aloud. Laptops are so Fragile and I would get it looked at by a Lappy specialist.

Lucky in in Spain. My part of UK is Yukky Drizzle and damp.

Enjoy the Sangra or what ever it is you have over there.

  Raquelmanny 23:44 19 Nov 2003

lol! It's actually San miguel. And if it's a write off then glad I have a desk top. Is there anyway to recover the data though or is that a write off too?

  Giggle n' Bits 23:51 19 Nov 2003

get the Laptop to someone who can fix them as other equipment is needed.

As we say here in the PCA Advisor Forum; Back-up your Data ! as these things can happen even on Desktops with HDD failures.

Sorry being a long day and spelling bad.

  wee eddie 23:52 19 Nov 2003

I'm just giving this a bump and if there is no adequate response as it is late i will do so again tomorrow.

1. Don't turn it on again - yet!

2. Find the manufacture's local agent.

3. Explain exactly what has happened before it is turned on (Maybe remove the battery to avoid temptation) again.

I know not what this bit means (1.says a logical assertion has failed), so it's probably the critical bit.

It may be possible to recover the files by slaving the HDD to a PC. Otherwise Files from the from the damaged HDD may be recoverable by a Specialist firm, but it will almost certainly cost you

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