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Computer meltdown: local expertise?

Home computer has given up, starting with Blue Screen Of Death and now refusing to boot at all. (Almost four years old, Windows XP.)

I guess we'll just have to get a new one, but wondered if anyone has tips for how to retrieve data from the old hard disk? Especially if there is reliable expertise not too far from Leuven...

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peterbirks
Nov. 4th, 2012 04:26 pm (UTC)
Unless it's your hard disk that has given up the ghost, your computer might not be as dead as you think. If you have a computer shop, it should be able to extract your data, reformat the drive (I suspect that just a part of it is corrupted, which is a bit holding the important boot-up code) and put the old data back. Whether it's cost-efficient to do so is more of a debate. Mending it is greener. Buying a new one is better for the economy!

PJ

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