My Dell 5110 Continually Reboots Itself - WDF_Violation Error Message
I accidentally spilled a small amount of liquid into the keyboard of my Dell Inspiron N5110. Initially, it would not boot up at all. I bought and replaced the keyboard and it now boots up but will not stay on.
It now boots up and a message pops up saying "Preparing Automatic Repair." However after that's complete I get a Blue Screen that "Your PC has run into a problem and will and needs to restart. We will restart for you." There is also a message just below that says: "If you would like to learn more you cn search online late for this error: WDF VIOLATION."
I have entered into Setup and have run a diagnostics test on the laptop. Everything checks out GOOD except for the Hard drive. I get error code 2000-01-42. Do I need a new hard drive? Have I lost everything that is on that Hard Drive? How can I recover anything that was on it if there is a way to do it?
A while back I did create a recovery drive but if I'm not mistaken, If I can restart my Dell, it would revert back to factory settings. Before I do that I would like to recover what was on the Hard Drive if possible.