Portege 3010 ct start problems

whenever I start my portege, I get a screen showing a picture of a portege and an arrow pointing to what looks like a hard drive icon.
I can't not past that somehow that I can see, insert the disks when I start doesn't do anything either. does anyone have any ideas of how to slove it?

I think maybe the hard drive reformatted but need I got things on what I want back.

I have pictures if anyone needs to see what I see at startup, just message me and I can send them to you.

Thank you


Try to start your laptop with a Windows boot CD. Press C or F12 to get the machine to boot from.

If it works, you can back up your data and then use the recovery CD to restore your system.


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