Recue disk on MP3 player

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This Curious Person - Feb 10, 2016 at 01:58 AM
Ambucias Posts 47356 Registration date Monday February 1, 2010 Status Moderator Last seen February 15, 2023 - Feb 10, 2016 at 05:50 PM
Hello,

Can a rescue disk be put on a hard drive like an external MP3 player in order to save the PC if all else fails?


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Ambucias Posts 47356 Registration date Monday February 1, 2010 Status Moderator Last seen February 15, 2023 11,173
Feb 10, 2016 at 04:55 AM
Certainly not, especially an MP3 player.
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This Curious Person
Feb 10, 2016 at 11:46 AM
My PC won't boot up, and it's not a power problem. Everything I've been told to try (hold down power button for 30-60 seconds then plug power back in and boot) isn't working, so I thought a rescue disk might at least get the screen to turn on and boot it to safe mode. I have a Windows 7 Precario Compaq CQ57, and I've exhausted all options.
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Ambucias Posts 47356 Registration date Monday February 1, 2010 Status Moderator Last seen February 15, 2023 11,173
Feb 10, 2016 at 04:49 PM
You got the procedure wrong:

1. Remove the battery and cable.

2. Press and hold the power button for 58 seconds.

3. Replug and start.

Good luck
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This Curious Person
Feb 10, 2016 at 05:47 PM
I did all that, in so many different ways, and nothing happens.m All I get is the power button flashing ever few seconds (about 5 or 6 seconds) and every time I press the button, nothing happens. Something will however happen if I hold down the F5 key. By doing so, the DVD tray makes its little techno gear sound, and the fan blows, and the power light stays on, but not only does the screen not turn on, but if I let go of the F5 key, or press any other button, everything shuts down.

The last time I had this problem, the screen just wouldn't turn on, and one time it randomly decided to open up the BIOS recovery menu. I can't even get there because if I hold down F5 and press F1 or F8, it all shuts down.
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Ambucias Posts 47356 Registration date Monday February 1, 2010 Status Moderator Last seen February 15, 2023 11,173
Feb 10, 2016 at 05:50 PM
Well you can always try to reset to factory settings, if that fails I would conclude that your motherboard has given up on life.
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