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Old 09-04-2006, 04:08 PM   #1
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Default Windows Died - Need my Files recovered!!!

ok so windows crashed, but now i need to get a shitton of pictures documents and maybe some mp3s off of the hard drive. i know the files are intact because i see them in DOS.

the problem is its a laptop with no floppy drive.. i tried a live ubuntu linux cd, but it wouldnt reconize the NTFS drive.

anyone know a trick to getting files off a hard drive that windows wont boot into on a laptop?

for the record, safe mode in all forms is not working, nor is the repair function on the xp install cd. windows is nuked, i just need the files.


and also, this isant my computer, im doing this for a freind, so i know all about backing up data to begin with.

thanks to all who can help!! =)
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Old 09-04-2006, 04:13 PM   #2
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Try reinstalling windows. From the CD
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Old 09-04-2006, 04:49 PM   #3
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Try reinstalling windows. From the CD
this would entitle loosing my files im asking how to save.

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Old 09-04-2006, 05:18 PM   #4
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Follow this guide to repair XP and you will not lose any files.
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Old 09-04-2006, 05:33 PM   #5
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Tou can get an IDE adaptor for laptop drives that will let you plug them in to your desk system. As there isn't master/slave jumpers on lap drives it's all cable select.
I use this method when all else fails. The adaptor can be bought at just about any computer store. Around 5 bucks American.
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Tou can get an IDE adaptor for laptop drives that will let you plug them in to your desk system. As there isn't master/slave jumpers on lap drives it's all cable select.
I use this method when all else fails. The adaptor can be bought at just about any computer store. Around 5 bucks American.
that's a good idea I think you should try that if you don't want to take any chances with the repair XP thing.
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