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jcimino

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last night I was using my computer and it re-booted for no reason and when it re-started it was unable to find the operating system (windows xp). I did a little checking and it is able to find all drives but c: I have two hard drives with five partitions total. I did some more checking and I think I found a bad memory dimm. I have three in the computer and when I ran memtest I got alot of errors, so I removed one dimm and I do not get any more errors. I think the bad dimm most likely corrupted my C Drive. I am going to replace the drive because it is a few years old and rather small. What is the best way to recover the most data from the C Drive?
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Hi,

After you get your new drive installed and windows running connect the old drive on the same cable but as a slave. Don't forget to change the jumper on the old drive to slave.

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Rick,
Thanks, I know how to copy good files, but I think the drive is corrupted. I am trying to copy files to the new drive now(partition copy), then I will load XP and see what is there.
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