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rilarilasssss

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Hi!

I need some help finding a Word document that I've. Here's what happened..

I was working on my computer in word and noticed that very open a window would pop up to ask me to save my work .. I've tried saving in the same file name but it couldn't work .. so I always added a numeral behind it... F.G Essay 1, Essay 2 , Essay 3

So anyway I've saved my document for the last time and prepared to print it ... when there was a total disk failure and my laptop was forced to shut down.


I restarted my laptop and found that all the files I've saved in WORD were LOST!! I.E Essay is still there .. but Essay 1, Essay 2, Essay 3 onwards including my last draft was lost. The files still appeared in the folder but all of them were o bytes in size and when I tried to open it .. office prompted me to install a converter... I don't have my official CD with me so I couldn't install it ..


Is there any way I can still open all the previous word documents ? I've tried looking in the temp folder and doing a search under the filename but couldn't find anything at all...



Please help!!
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If ou are using windows XP try system restore.
However it sounds like your index's of your partion were currupted during that crash. I would try the following.
1. Go to Start>Run and type cmd
2. Type the following into the command promt that should of appared,
chkdsk /r
3. It should say you need to reboot to cheak you disk.
4. if the documents were saved on a diffrent partion then the C: drive you need to type the drive letter followed by a :\ and then the chkdsk /r

Hope this works in some way.
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If ou are using windows XP try system restore.

system restore won't effect data files...just a note


what version of word?
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I was under the impresstion that it can as i have both used it for such and seem it used for such, however i may well be mistaken.

Edit:
Sorry i was wrong i remembered that it was somthing else. He he.

Edited by Haz, 26 October 2006 - 02:19 PM.

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Thanks for replying guys ..


My version of Word is the 2003 version.


Anyway this whole thing is sorta tied in to a general instability in my system... my computer shuts down suddenly often (showing a blue screen and saying it's a physical dump of memory). The screen advised that I go to the Bios memoery options and disable cache or shadowing but I was unable to do this at the startup.. my did press F2 and F8 but they didn't seem to have those options .. and the comp just hangs up when I try to enter into SAFE mode..


Basically it takes me 5 minutes to start up Firefox whenever I double click on it .. same thing for any MS office applications... everything is slowed to a crawl..


Any advice?


Thanks ..
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well...we can try to work on the other stuff...but...in an attempt to see if your document is still available....
open word then
click on start > programs > microsoft office > look for the "microsoft office tools" > then find "recover office appllication" > in the window that pops up..select word and choose "recover" it will ask you to close word > close it...then let it do it's job...when it opens word back up...IF there was an autosave done it SHOULD show y ou the autosaved versions of the lost document....it may not be the whole thing....but it should be part of it
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I've tried the application recovery but the document didn't show up.. guess it wasn't autosaved ... :whistling:


Anyway ... my PC is working horribly.. does anyone know how to fix the sudden 'physical dump' shut down problem.. and ny reason why it takes 4 minutes to open an application on my computer? It's horribly slow..


I have more than 4 gigs of space on both drives...however I've checked my windows task manager and it shows that PF usage is 533mb but CPU usage is consistently 90 to 100%.

First time I had this problem .. so if you can point me in the right direction ... thanks!
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Viruses and spyware/adware and possibly some errors on your RAM (Memtest good to cheak that) download and scan with these programs, AVG, Spybot and Ad-aware and that should help also go to www.activescan.com and scan your pc and see what it says. :whistling:
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