Anyone any insight or similar issues.
Left for meeting last friday laptop fully working. Last thing I did on laptop before leaving was install new software for my new Livescribe Pulse Pen I bought. Installed okay, played wih pen for 10 mins then shut down andpacked everything up. Now my laptop is worth 1000's purely on spec and its contents so I look after it as if it was my 6 month old son.
Now come monday had to fly to Dublin, as laptop was in main bag it went with scummy baggage handlers and not on board. Went to open on tuesday and no luck.
Wouldnt boot just kept looping round and round boot up screen. This laptop was dual booted, Win 7 Ultimate and Windows Server 2008 R2 .
No luck booting into either. Tried to use startup repair just kept going straight back onto boot options screen. Tried using DVD and couldnt find any OS so couldnt repair. Took a look at MBR and fixed that, default boot Win 2008. Still no luck. Tried safe mode, but could get past classpnp.sys.
Secondly fixed partitions if needed it, 1st Win 7 then Win 2008. Managed to then get these to show up in My Computer in XP when using USB Sata connection. Can view files in both partitions, doesnt look like an issue. Tried booting up again, still nothing, brief blue screen but not enough time to view error code.
Ran full repair scan using MS software on another machine, took 4 days to complete. But guess what nothing.
MBR fixed, partition okay, file allocation tables perfect.
Only thing can think of is what I did last and that was install livescribe software but that was only on Win 7 and not Windows 2008 which doesnt work either.
This laptop has projects on it worth considerable money and software that takes a long time to setup.
My question as not hardware orientated as much as should be. If I run a ghost image app on this drive to my new TB drive will the problem be mirrored.
And if so any ideas how to locate the problem. I have another drive in it at the moment with Win 7 installed and no issues so laptop is A OK.
I can view all files if I connect old HDD to this machine via USB so file retrieval is fine but the preconfigured software, settings, networking, security on there plus databases and reporting is quite a time consuming process not to mention I dont have some of the server details to hand to reform the connecitons I need. And there is an in progress Sharepoint Web App and Site on there which is not backed up and cant retrieve this data manually, I need to be able to log in.
Anyone any ideas.
Been quoted £179 for a GUARANTEED hard drive repair but no chance of that especially at a price like that.