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How to recover files before doing a Vista reinstall?

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Andy Pipkin

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I need to reinstall Vista (Home Premium, 32-bit), but this will wipe out my C: drive. Unfortunately, I cannot even boot into Windows to get to the files I need to backup! Is there any way of accessing these files before I reinstall? Maybe via the startup utility?

There is a command prompt on the Vista DVD/Startup Repair thing, but it starts in X: drive and I don't think I can access C: from here?

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Using another computer, download the Vista Recovery Disc:

Be sure to read all the comments, just in case you have a problem!

Edited by Jacee, 24 January 2009 - 07:53 PM.

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