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rudyard7788

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Hi people, I have been using my disk for quite a long time but the other day I heard the drive making some noise and had to restart the system again. But when I did that the disk would not boot and I fear that the data might be deleted or lost. So, if you people have any know about the ways to get this done right or if you can at least suggest me the ways to handle this …it will be a great help.
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well it depends on what you want to do.... if you are running xp you could put the os disk in and boot from it.... when it asks tell it to go to recovery console.... after selecting the location of your windows install and entering the admin password you should get a prompt.... run the following program....

chkdsk /r

when that is done see if there is any mention of bad sectors... if so the hard drive probably needs to be replaced... you could also find out the manufacturer of the drive ( not the computer ) and download their software and run that to see if it detects a problem with the hard drive...

if no bad sectors and no problems from their software it may be just a software issue and doing a full system restore may bring it back....

HOWEVER note that a restore will destroy all of your information.... and restore only what was on the computer.... or only the windows depending on what you use to do the restore.

if you want to recover data you may want to try that first.... you can either do a google search for data recovery and try some software on your own.... or if the data is important you can contact data recovery company... $100s to $1000s of dollars .

good luck
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This seems to be a genuine problem. It must be probably due to the “noise” you have stated….there may be some bad sectors in the boot sector or may be the OS has been corrupted. These are all just views but you can’t be sure…..you must try to recover data disk and make it as simple as possible to avoid complications. There are many ways to get that done and I hope that you get your data back from suitable ways.
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