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Alright I typed the chkdsk /r and this is what it said.
"The Volume Appears to Contain one or more unrecoverable problems"

Do you know what that means? Man I hope I don't loose my data because I don't have it backed up? I find it hard to believe that from just powering off the system while installing something that it would do this. Is there something else I could have done? Thank you
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It's not looking good... :whistling:

I think your data is ok, but I'm not positive. You have a recovery partition on the drive, what kind of machine is this?
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The Machine is a Dell Dimension 8110. Is there anything else we can do?
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Let me check...Dells sometimes have a nondestructive recovery option.
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Alright let me know what you find out I'm starting to sweat bullets here, this is my work computer and I don't have any of the data backed up. If all else fails is it possible to slave it to another drive and see if I can get the data that way?
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:whistling: Dell support page is down.

Yes...as a last resort we'll look at slaving the drive...or doing a parallel install.

Edited by wannabe1, 11 December 2006 - 02:07 PM.

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So is there any other options since the dell support page is down?
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As Dell doesn't want to cooperate, read This Information and see if you are given the option for a non-destructive recovery.
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I gave that a read and I did what it said to with the Ctrl F11 and I still didn't get anything to happen. Do we have anything else we can do?
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Hang on...just got a manual from dell...it's downloading
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Not much help there...

If you haven't already done so, exit recovery console and reboot to the cd. Start like you're going to do the repair. When you get to the screen that stopped you before, use the arrow keys to select the C: partition (with the unknown file system)...does the option to repair appear with this partition selected?
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No it doesn't I actually tried that before and it didn't do it. Anything else?
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We're down to slaving the drive to another machine to get the data. You have other partitions on the drive, but one is a recovery partition, and it looks like the other contains data. It doesn't report a size on the unpartitioned space.

Is the machine you are on now running XP?
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yeah but I'm using a laptop right now?
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Do you have access to another desktop running XP?
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