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Creating & Loading New Partition on Drive???

Discussion in 'Hardware' started by yohanjackman, Apr 3, 2008.

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  1. yohanjackman

    yohanjackman Thread Starter

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    My system has some very important files on it that would cost me much to replace...it is not loading when I turn the PC up...it's giving me a plain blue screen with the mouse in the center....I want to create a new partition...then read the information off the partition that isn't working well....can that be done?? and if so....how?? what are the steps to completing this??
     
  2. Elvandil

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    Creating a new partition may well overwrite the files you are hoping to recover. It is best to do nothing whatever to the drive until you have your files safely copied to another location.

    Connecting the drive to another computer is one way to recover the files. Another is to use some bootable medium that can access the files and copy them, such as UBCD3Win, Ubuntu, or Knoppix.
     
  3. Ziggy587

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    I would install the drive as a slave in another computer and retrieve the data.
     
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