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ebonshadow

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SO.....my mothers conputer lost a boot file and I could not recover it. I tried to recover with XP disk to no avail. kept asking to format, did not, i atleast know better than that. I have now hooked up the drive to my computer and my computer recognizes it labels it (Local Disk F:) but i cannot communicate with it. The error message tells me that it need to be formatted. I nedd to recover the information on the drive so formating would be bad. Mom's computer is an emachines...gasp!...shes old and liked the young man a comp usa he was so nice and...get the point? it was running XP home. drive is Samsung 40 gig. I run XP pro and have dells...good service...I only need a couple of files and folder. I was tring to make a copy of the Drive using Western Digital lifeguard. It tells me the source path is invalid. The whole problem seems to come to the F: drive not being reconnized.

can any thing be done in DOS or how can i make a copy without looseing data

Thanks for any help!
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You can try writing a new master boot record type in fixmbr.
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how do I use the FIXMBR?
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