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Rescue The Data From Your Dell PC

DELL PRECISION 670:

I purchased a Dell Precision 670 some time ago, and recently it has started to have problems with the BIOS system. At the startup screen, it sends me a message saying that I have installed BIOS successfully, and then wants to search for hard drives (or autodetect them). Next, it will require me to press F1 to continue. Pressing F2 takes me to setup. I cannot get directly into Windows though either of those options. Instead, I have to go into the BIOS screen, and shut down RAID, then save it and boot it up again. The only slight problem with this is that the clock settings tend to fall off. However, if I shut down the computer at any point, the system will start up with the autodetect thing again. I thought that perhaps it might be a CMOS problem, so replaced the battery. This did not solve the problem, so I tried to change the surge detector. The problems remain.

DELL INSPIRON 530:

I am using a Dell Inspiron 530 which has a Linux and Ubuntu Operating System on it. Now the computer will not boot up. It was only on shutting down the computer for that weekend that things went wrong. There has been no alteration of the checks in the instructions, and no changes on the system. The only difference I notice is that it is now asking for a SUDO password, which was not created.