My PC has failed to boot and despite taking it to numerous repair shops, I cannot get a straight answer as to what the issue is or whether it can be fixed. I am particularly worried about my HDD contents, not the laptop, as it contains my Cubase recordings. For one reason or another, the data isn’t backed up but I cannot express how hard and long I have worked on the mixes.
I would like a more professional opinion regarding the data and my software because I feel some of the solutions offered would compromise or risk the HDD.
Here is a list of options given to me, please advise me of the best course of action to avoid the risk of losing my work and programs:
a; Remove the HDD / Copy data to a new drive / Perform hard-reset / Re-install HDD
b; Remove and back up HDD / Repair Laptop components / Re-install HDD
c; Don’t remove HDD / Repair Laptop
d; Remove HDD / Create an external drive using an external HDD case
Additionally, please advise me of the risks involved to the data and programs with each option, as well as any issues that may occur with my audio files, software operation and Cubase Licences. I also use Superior Drummer 2.0 and am seeking similar advice from Toontrack.