the same pc was able to download and create ISO disc of seagate tools last night;
seagate only recognized the internal hdd, not the eGo external hdd.
ran the long version test; 3 hrs later it reports the internal hdd "passed".
can't locate log files.
rebooting after the testing; fails.
now all i get is a light black screen of death and clicking noise.
tried to use recovery disc; repair fn;
it reported successful repair of the "Partition Table is corrupt on internal hdd".
tried that twice.
still won't boot up.
tried to load drivers
but don't know which to load.
acer erecovery mgmt disc fails to return OS to factory defaults.
i have recovery discs i made months ago;'
i have a system image from december.
but i don't want to lose all my data.
if i use system image restore, will i lose data?
this is a refurb from cheetah/amazon july 2011.
this is the third pc they've given me; first two had problems immediately.
i'd like to get a replacement or money back but outside of the 90 day warranty.
i'm still going to try.
never had such problem before.
if i reload the OS, i could run into same problem again, correct?
i've been using antivirus , firewall, don't surf nasty sites...no high risk use of this pc.