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I dropped my lap top

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December 22, 2011 2:33:50 PM

Hello, last night my lap top dropped on the ground and when I turned on it shows a mssg stating to press any key to go to recovery mode, when I do that, the same question appears all over again.
If I don't have a recovery disk, can I still go to recovery without one? pls help :{

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a c 572 D Laptop
December 22, 2011 2:36:38 PM

Hello Angelicawhit;

Can you tell if the hard disk drive is spinning?
What make and model do you own?
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a c 572 D Laptop
December 22, 2011 2:41:18 PM

Can you use the F2 key to get in to and look at the BIOS settings at bootup?

One thing you can do for some testing - make a bootable CD/USB thumb drive in case it's just the HDD that's been damaged.

You can make yourself a bootable LiveCD (a CD/USB drive with a complete operating system) like this option: Ubuntu Desktop
You'll want to Try It and not Install Ubuntu when it comes time to book the CD.
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December 22, 2011 2:47:51 PM

the spinning circle was there for a little time, then it went away. I have a Gateway P5WS6.
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a c 572 D Laptop
December 22, 2011 2:49:21 PM

Angelicawhit said:
the spinning circle
not the same thing as your hard disk drive working.
Can you feel any vibrations where the hard disk drive is installed when you turn it on?
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December 22, 2011 3:29:30 PM

That could be a sign that something is damaged or a connection is loose. You can physically check the RAM, hard drive, and CD/DVD drive yourself. Without a CD or DVD disk you can boot from, you can't do much else.

You can either try to get a bootable disc or take it to a repair shop.
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