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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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viomisehunt
Nov. 4th, 2012 05:35 pm (UTC)
When you turn it on does it ask you to FI F11 or F12? Did you password protect you adminstration? You should be able to run scan disc from there and order the computer to do safe mode or recovery mode.

This will be the black screen before it goes to windows. Turn on the computer and go to F11 or F12 which ever lets you by pass windows or give you a prompt. Type in "Run" or Indext and you should get a list of commands that you can run. Do a one line or they will just wihiz by. Type in the Command for C: Recovery-- or whatever it is in your program.

Edited at 2012-11-04 05:39 pm (UTC)

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