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Laptop powers down 5 seconds after turning on

\015 I have an Acer Aspire 5520-5626 laptop computer. I left it plugged in this weekend and it powered itself down and into hibernation.When I turned it back on several hours later, it began to power up for about 5 secs, I could hear what sounded like the hard drive winding up, and then what sounded like a servo clicking and the power went out. After about 2 secs, it tried to turn itself on again and then died after 5 secs, it repeats endlessly. The OS is Vista. This happened on both battery and adapter power.I took the hard drive out and put it into my Acer netbook (XP). The netbook started up and then gave me the black screen with the abnormal shutdown warning. I tried to start in safe mode but it went right to repair mode. I let it run and after quite a few minutes came back with a report that the repair had failed. What I want to do is get several files and photos off the old hard drive. Is the problem likely my hard drive or does it lie somewhere else? If somewhere else, is there a way to get data off the drive?Thank you for any help you can offer.\015

Answers :

Straight forward method would be to download Microsoft Diagnostics and Recovery Toolset from microsoft.com, write it to a bootable CD. Make your Laptop bootable from CD drive (ie. is change the sequence of booting. At present it will be booting from Hard disk.) Boot from the CD you just created. Check what is the problem. And possible repair can be done. Check this link.
http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/ee460910.aspx

But.. may be a little difficult.
And while I am at this, be careful when you take out a hard disk from one laptop and insert it in another laptop. Even though it is from the same manufacturer, it may not be compatible.
Another easier option would be to get hold of a desktop computer that is working. Get a cable which can be used to connect your laptop Hard disk to the desktop. A desk top allows multiple drives. This way you can get the laptop HDD as a seperate drive in your My computer, (like you see a pendrive or a CD drive. You can try reading this drive and copy content to the desktop. And burn it to a CD. May be a little more easier. If you have difficulty in reading the Laptop HDD, you can download one or the other programs that helps in reading corrupted drives. Good luck.
It seems that your disk-drive _physically_ is OK, but that each time that you try to start Windows, it "crashes", and reboots itself, and tries again to start, "crashes", and reboots itself, and tries again to start, "crashes", and reboots itself, and tries again to start, "crashes", and reboots itself ...
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\015\012Purchase a USB-to-IDE or a USB-to-SATA adapter.
\015\012Connect the drive to the adapter.
\015\012Connect the USB port into your Acer.
\015\012Open My Computer.
\015\012Open the icon for the "new" disk-drive.
\015\012Copy files from that drive to your 'C:' drive.
\015\012Burn the files to a DVD-writable disk.
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\015\012Disconnect the USB device.
\015\012Reconnect the disk-drive into the laptop.
\015\012Reinstall Windows (and everything else).
\015\012Copy your data files from the DVD-disk onto your 'C:' drive.
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