Featured Article

Recover The Data From Your HP Desktop PC

HP PAVILION SLIMLINE 3100:

I have an HP Pavilion Slimline 3100 which is causing me some problems. I am effectively shut out of my own desktop and cannot access my precious data. I can get into the desktop landing screen, with the icons and the start button, but I can’t get any further into the files or folders in the directory. If I try to click on one of the icons, or I try to open the start button, I am told that the computer ‘cannot find the requested location’, and I am stuck on the desktop again. It doesn’t matter how many times I click the programs, or even if I go into properties and try to view the software folders from there, the computer will still say the same thing. I assume that the hard drive is working, otherwise it would not be able to load the hard drive screen in the first place, but I can see that there is clearly some kind of problem with the machine.

HP SLIMLINE 3100:

I have an HP Slimline 3100, I think in the Pavilion range. It was working well until yesterday, when it suddenly froze on me, and then crashed. It kept freezing on me when I rebooted, so I turned it off and started a system recovery. That was not successful, since the recovery program reported no problems, but when I started the system up for the third time, I got a blue power light, and then nothing. The hard drive does not come on, and I can’t hear it, or the fans, spinning around. In fact, there is a complete dead silence form the tower when the power button is pressed. The monitor reports No Signal, which suggests that there is nothing coming from the computer. This is not good news for me, as I use the computer for work. I have a large stockpile of data on the computer which should have been sent to my office computer this morning, but clearly I was not able to do this. I am doing a lot of large-scale work, and I really need the information on that hard drive.