I get a new 320GB disk installed, send the old disk to another tech guy the first tech guys know, to run a last chance data recovery.
I get the laptop back this weekend and work on it a couple of times.
Today tech guys call me and say they managed to recover 39GB of data from the old drive. That should be about 90% of the information on it. I mentally high five myself.
Thirty minutes later I get home, start the laptop - and it's stuck on fucking startup repair again. Which does not solve the issue. Safe mode does not solve it. System restore does not work. Memory diagnosis works, says nothing wrong with drive, but still it just won't start.
Now the old drive had Vista, and this new one has Windows 7. I barely had the time to reinstall all software. However, both times this crash happened, it was preceded by an iTunes crash. I am suspicious now. WTF? I have an iPod, an iPhone and an iPad. I can't fucking run my computer life without iTunes. And I can't afford to buy a Mac (or any laptop) right now.
If only I could figure out what the freaking fuck is wrong with the damn thing.
So,my laptop dies, goes to the tech guys, complete drive failure, needs new drive, all data lost.