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Old December 6th 03, 11:20 PM
charles
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My computer dell inspiron 8100 doesnt start properly
because of bad sectors in the boot drive and ntfc problem
the specialist said. Error message : a recently installed
programme has caused damage to your system pleaseremove
it. Impossible to reinstall windows xp home without
reformatting the disk. Do you know a software or a
possibility to recover my data 20 gigabytes?
please help
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Old December 6th 03, 11:20 PM
Alvin A Brown
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Hello

Well
1. you can setup your drive as a slave to another pc that is working
fine and copy off your data.
2. Send your drive to a data recovery center
3. HAve you tried last known good, or even booting inot safe
mode to see if it will load up.
4. Purcahse a drive install your OS, and then place your 20hd
in as a slave and copy your data to the new drive, if possible

Alvin



charles wrote:

My computer dell inspiron 8100 doesnt start properly
because of bad sectors in the boot drive and ntfc problem
the specialist said. Error message : a recently installed
programme has caused damage to your system pleaseremove
it. Impossible to reinstall windows xp home without
reformatting the disk. Do you know a software or a
possibility to recover my data 20 gigabytes?
please help


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Old December 6th 03, 11:20 PM
Jim
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Excellent suggestions by Alvin, I'd also add one more possible approach.

If the amount of data is significantly less than 20GB (say, ~2-3GB), it may
be practical to image your data to CD-R/RW using a DOS-based partition
manager. BootIt NG (http://www.bootitng.com) for example will do this very
well (supports DVD-R/RW or DVD+R/RW too). 3GB "actual" would require 5
CD-R/RW's max, maybe less w/ compression, depends on data. For lots of
data, the number of CD-R/RW media might be unwieldly/costly, but in a pinch,
it will work. Then clear your HD (use BootIt NG here too!), reinstall the
OS, then use BootIt NG again to restore your partition, but this time as a
D: DATA partition to the new OS.

Just another option to consider.

HTH

Jim


"charles" wrote in message
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My computer dell inspiron 8100 doesnt start properly
because of bad sectors in the boot drive and ntfc problem
the specialist said. Error message : a recently installed
programme has caused damage to your system pleaseremove
it. Impossible to reinstall windows xp home without
reformatting the disk. Do you know a software or a
possibility to recover my data 20 gigabytes?
please help



 




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