First off I've been reading and searching this site for 3 days now and it's just amazing!
Dell Dimension 8400
Pentium ® 4 3.20GHz
3.19 GHz,1.00 GB Ram
Windows XP Service pk 2
Sata drive WD1600
I can provide more info if needed.
Problem started when I downloaded a program from Limewire(I know).My hard drive was infected and badly.It wouldnt let me run any Malwarebytes or anything else.It finally got to the point to where it wouldnt boot up again.All I got was "Windows/System32/Config/System Missing or Corrupt".I then removed the old hard drive,and installed a new WD3200.I used my Dell recovery cd's to get the new HD up and running and everything seems to be fine now.
Question: I have ALOT of important pictures on the old HD.What and or how is the best way to recover these pics? Would it be best to remove the new WD3200,install the old WD1600 and have somebody guide me through the process.OR,is there a easier or should I say safer way to achieve my goal,which is getting these pics back and onto an external HD?
I also have a laptop here if needed for some reason.
Thanks for reading!