Edited by w8n4daGreatDay, 25 July 2008 - 09:30 PM.
Trying to get files back
Posted 25 July 2008 - 09:27 PM
Posted 25 July 2008 - 09:42 PM
This is quite a common issue. To be honest with you, it sounds like XP isn't on your hard drive anymore - but I may be wrong.
1. When you boot up the computer take out the Setup CD in the drive (assuming there is one in there). Be sure to take it out as soon as the computer turns it on to avoid booting the CD. Now see if Windows XP loads as normal. If not continue to step 2.
2. With the CD out of the drive restart the computer and straight at the first screen at boot up (where it lists the drives connected into your PC and where you can enter the BIOS by pressing delete), wait until this screen goes black then hold F8. You should be on a black screen - if it says Windows XP Home Edition, press enter on it and see if it boots as usual
If there is nothing or it heads to the Windows 98 setup, then I am afraid you would have wiped your OS form the Hard Drive.
If so, take it into a Tech Store and ask them if they can recover the files off the drive - if the hard drive hasn't been formatted, sometimes you can recover deleted files.
Your in a grim situation and I don't think it's going to work for you - but I am hoping for the best
Posted 25 July 2008 - 09:51 PM
Posted 25 July 2008 - 10:16 PM
I can guarantee you that you will not get 100% of the files back - every time a file is deleted it just disapeers from your view but remains on teh hard drive, then eventually it gets overwritten with new data.
I hope that you can atleats get some back though
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