Recovering data from vista
Posted 05 August 2008 - 09:51 AM
Posted 05 August 2008 - 10:25 AM
It would be easier to fix the problem.
If your system isn't bootable, or you don't trust it to boot properly, one way to get around this is to boot the Windows Vista DVD and use the Repair / System Restore option to run System Restore remotely on your Windows installation. You might also want to run Startup Repair from the same menu if booting continues to be problematic. Note that if you don't have a Vista installation disc, you can borrow someone else's to get up and running. It doesn't have to be the exact same disc you installed Vista with.
The problem can usually be fixed using the recovery console.
Here are instructions for fixing the master boot record.
Posted 05 August 2008 - 11:26 AM
thanks again.... I'll post more once I see his machine...
Posted 05 August 2008 - 11:30 AM
Of course if he can not get the machine to boot you can always slave the hard drive on your machine and recover the data first.
Fixing the MBR should repair the machine, but please teach the user to back up the data.
Posted 05 August 2008 - 12:24 PM
Can I slave his drive and recover even though his profile is password protected? can I take ownership in vista like you can in xp?
Posted 05 August 2008 - 12:45 PM
When you change permissions, actually take ownership of them. And, make sure
you check the box to have the change propagate to all subfolders and
Copy the files/folders from his hard drive to disc.
Permissions will not be enabled once they are moved.(copied.)
Edited by hfcg, 05 August 2008 - 12:51 PM.
Posted 05 August 2008 - 03:01 PM
Posted 05 August 2008 - 03:28 PM
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