04-18-2010 03:41 AM
I bought my N100 few years back (Running Vista home edition). Battery has been dead for a while. It has been working fine by directly using the power source.
Couple of weeks ago, it restarted itself. But, it never got beyond initial "Lenovo" blue screen. Hard Disk light comes on momentarily, then nothing.... I can not even go to "Lenovo care". Nothing happens when I press "Lenovo care" button. The only button it recognizes is on/off button.
The only think I did a few days before this issue was using compress option to gain some space on my hard disk. But, did not see any issues after compress was done.
At this point, I will be happy to be able to recover my files from my N100 (I did not foolishly backup my files).
Any help is greatly appreciated.
04-18-2010 04:52 AM - edited 04-18-2010 05:33 AM
Are you able to enter the bios on boot up? (press F1 key at Lenovo screen)
If not, you have a hardware problem, possibly hard drive.
Hard drive can be removed and put in a external enclosure
to recover files, though I have had no experience with recovering
from a compressed drive, so do not know if it works.
04-18-2010 01:59 PM
F1 key did not work. My laptop does not respond to anything at Lenovo screen (it has white back drop not blue as mentioned earlier).
However, when I removed Hard Drive, it proceeded beyond Lenovo screen and displayed a message that OS is not present (Which makes sense). Does anyone know how I can get a boot CD? This way, I may be able to attempt running recovery utility on my Hard Disk.
07-02-2010 09:26 PM
Hello any one
I did a same mistake like I ran the comress option.Blue screen with lenovo .........
Did you find any solution??????????????
Please help me------------------...............???????????
Any one from lenovo tech support can help us please..............
reply me as soon as possible........