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jamesd3

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After some form of malware corrupted my system, sending me into a logon-logoff loop, I was instructed to try and repair my XP installation. I tried following the instructions for repair, but after I accept the liscensing agreement, I get a screen that displays my partitioned drives, rather than the repair screen. It says C: Partition 1 [Unknown]- 38146 MB (38146 MB free). And then below that: Unpartitioned space- 8MB. I pressed Enter over Partition1, and then I got a screen that says I need to format the partition but that doing so will delete any files on the partition. How can I proceed without deleting my files?
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Have you got access to another PC, to put the drive from this one in to
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I have access to another PC, but the infected computer is a laptop. I'm not really sure how to go about switching drives.
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Follow the instructions on this link.
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I was linked to those instructions previously, but as I tried to convey in my first post here, after I accept the liscensing agreement, I get a screen that displays my partitioned drives, rather than the repair screen. It says C: Partition 1 [Unknown]- 38146 MB (38146 MB free). And then below that: Unpartitioned space- 8MB. I pressed Enter over Partition1, and then I got a screen that says I need to format the partition but that doing so will delete any files on the partition. Is there a way to retrieve my data and get my computer running again?
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