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Offline Morpheus

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Black Screen of Death!
« on: March 12, 2011, 09:14:08 AM »
So I finally got to experience the so called "Black Screen of Death".... lol! Well at least my wife did on her computer. She was sitting on Facebook when the computer locked up and would do nothing. And I mean nothing.... of course I did all the normal things like swap the hard drive on the laptop, change out all the memory, try booting in safe mode, tried formatting the drive, tried flashing the bios, tried letting Vista repair itself.... Long story short she got a new computer lol!! Come to find out it was the motherboard that went bad and the hard drive.... Now I am doing the fun park of trying to get our family pictures off a hard drive that make a high screeching sound keeps wanting to reformat the drive every time a picture doesn't transfer quickly. Oh happy day!!!!!   :banghead:

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Re: Black Screen of Death!
« Reply #1 on: March 12, 2011, 08:55:56 PM »
Damn what a nightmare!



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Re: Black Screen of Death!
« Reply #2 on: March 13, 2011, 08:09:23 PM »
I hate working on computers anymore.   So much trouble.    Hope you get through it and get the pics transfered.

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Re: Black Screen of Death!
« Reply #3 on: March 13, 2011, 08:41:39 PM »
I wish you tons of luck with that.
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Re: Black Screen of Death!
« Reply #4 on: March 14, 2011, 03:23:58 PM »
**** update****

For some reason not all the pictures are transferring over.. Go figure.... takes about 45 minutes just to access the folder and then another 10 minutes per picture to figure out if it will even load.... GGRRR!!!! :banghead:

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Re: Black Screen of Death!
« Reply #5 on: March 14, 2011, 03:38:02 PM »
Take the drive, seal it in a zip-lock bag and put it in the freezer for a while.  Once it's good and chilly, take it out and connect it again.  See if that buys you a small amount of time to access the data.


 

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Re: Black Screen of Death!
« Reply #6 on: March 14, 2011, 03:46:44 PM »
Good luck and hopefully a lesson learned to have a backup of a backup of a backup.

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Re: Black Screen of Death!
« Reply #7 on: March 15, 2011, 11:45:33 AM »
Good luck and hopefully a lesson learned to have a backup of a backup of a backup.

I will definitely have at least two back ups moving forward.....

 



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