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Recover Data From Compaq Desktop PCs


I have an old Compaq Presario which has been killing off my hard drives at a rate of knots. The first hard drive failed while I was using the computer, just expired and I could not even recover the data after plugging it into a new system.


I have a Compaq Presario CQ5110 which is causing me some problems. I have only had it for about a month, during which I spent my spare time transferring files out of another computer, installing new software, and generally creating a great new computer for me to work with. However, not long afterwards, but without any recent installations, the machine started throwing up the Blue Screen of Death, and giving me an error number which suggested that the memory was broken. The code was BIOME-1, and I understand that there have been others who have suffered the same problem. I spoke to the vendor, who suggested that it might have been a power surge. I said that I had surge protectors on all of my devices. Compaq, by the way, are not really responding to my calls.