I'm new here, I have this problem and hoped you could help.
I've tried not to be one of the naive ppl not backin up their files, but as it turned out, I haven't backupped in 4 months so now I have a big problem, because my laptop won't start and I'm afraid the only way to get it to work is to punch in the recovery cd. so I'm gonna hope you guys can help.
I was running a zonalarm scan and when I came back I had a black screen with an error message that something with the ethernet was wrong and to check the cable. when I restarted, it said invalid boot.ini file and now the comp is caught in an everlasting loop. it gets to the very first screen (the one where you can press F2 or F12) and then gets to the error message with the boot.ini file. and that's it. then it starts over.
I really hope one of you ppl out there can help. I really need my data back, obviously.
from what I've heard it's possible to use the laptop as an external harddisk and secure the files somewhere else. can someone give me guidance as to how that would work?
any other ideas will be much appreciated