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can a harddisk boot if there's problem with partition?

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  1. bin

    bin Thread Starter

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    hi..my harddisk screwed up..i'm able to start up the pc but it does not load windows where a blue screen is shown for 1 second and then it restarts itself..i sent it for repair and the guy said that my harddisk partition is screwed up and he cant reinstall windows..is this possible?

    which is a better brand? western digital, maxtor, or seagate?
     
  2. DaveBurnett

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    I think he is wrong. Boot from the install CD for XP (if that is what you have). Work your way to the Recovery Console, Command Prompt and run CHKDSK /R and make a note of the messages.
     
  3. JohnWill

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    I suggest against doing a CHKDSK with a repair option until you've tried some data recovery software. CHKDSK isn't the kindest application when it comes to corrupted data.

    Consider downloading PC Inspector and giving it a go and see what it says before you resort to CHKDSK.
     
  4. Trebuchet

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    Use Runtimes GetDataBack.
     
  5. bin

    bin Thread Starter

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    i cant go into windows..how do i actually run the softwares?
     
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    download it and put it on a disk, then boot from the CD.
     
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