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Fuegeaux

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Windows recently stopped working on me. I got the \windows\system32\config\system is corrupted or does not exist problem. I have exhausted pretty much every option that I have read on this forum and others. I tried to do a repair install and wound up doing a new install b/c there was no old installation to repair that was found. The intall copied files into the installation folder and then the comp reset. I started it up and realized that it was doing a fresh install and I turned the comp off and haven't touched it since. What I would like to know is if Windows has formatted my hard drive yet? There are some files that I am trying to get off of there before it gets formatted. I bought a new hard drive today which I am going to load Windows XP Pro on and then set my old HD as the slave and see if that works. If not, I guess I will have to continue the fresh install and use a data recovery/restore program. I currently have Restorer2000 Pro. I think this will recover data from my sick HD even if it has been reformatted by the fresh intall of XP. Am I mistaken? Also, what other programs might be better at this? Thanks
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Try this MS article. (link)
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Thanks, but for some reason, I don't have access to my c: drive therefore making the options presented in that link null and void. Any other ideas?
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