Originally Posted by cavemangrinder
I don't know if this would be the same within Vista, but you can give it a try.
xcopy c:\ m:\ /c/h/e/r/k/y/s
Thanks so much! I'll try it out tonight
I call techsupport back and ask them about doing a repair but they didn't give me that option on the phone and I made it clear that I really didn't want to lose my data
P.S. I got the usb drive from a friend after the crash.
Originally Posted by Remeniz
Instead of doing a complete install just do a repair.
With XP Pro you have the option of doing a fresh install, loosing all your files in the process, or you can repair the Operating System. The latter just re-installs the files necessary for the Operating System and leaves all your files intact.
I talked to the techsupprt guys and they said there was no way for my to repair the problem.
But I have a feeling its more a will issue
on there part. i'll see if i can do anything with it but i'd feel alot better if I could get it copyed just in case lol