Short Lenovo laptop problem/fix

A programmer at work had a relatively new Lenovo laptop crash 2 days ago.  It would not boot.  He bought a usb external hard drive case with the idea of putting the hard drive in the case and using it as a external drive just to retrieve his data files.  Lenovo has special connectors that did not allow him to use it in the case so that didn’t work.

He hit http://www.bootdisk.com/popfiles.htm downloaded the package on another PC for $4.00; Burned an image to a CD.  He put that CD in the dead Lenovo which it booted from (DOS-type interface) then ran the last program in the posted list, (NTFS Read/Write Bootdisk And Bootable CDs).  He chose checkdisk /f.  After fixing a bunch of problems and following the prompts, he rebooted the Lenovo and everything came back up fine.  He is now doing regular backups.

Bob Marciniak

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