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Data Recovery XP?

Discussion in 'Windows XP' started by LizD, Jan 25, 2005.

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  1. LizD

    LizD Thread Starter

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    Hi,

    Could someone please help me with my problem? I'm using Windows XP. I couldn't get it to load Windows it just kept going around and around to the start up process. I tried starting in Safe Mode and it wouldn't. My teenage son got an XP disk from one of his friends and I thought he was going to just boot it, but he reinstalled Windows XP and now all my stuff is gone. (I know I should be backing up to disks, BUT...)

    Is there any possible chance I can get all my files back, or are they lost forever.

    Hope you can help.

    Thankyou.

    Liz D
     
  2. thegooddale

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    When your son re-installed windows xp, did he format the hard drive?
     
  3. LizD

    LizD Thread Starter

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    I don't think so?
     
  4. thegooddale

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    Just ask him to make sure. If he has then I would have to say your stuffed. If he hasn't then I think they might still be there but under a different user account. Maybe.
     
  5. LizD

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    Thanks for your help. I'll get him to ring his friend tommorrow and find out for sure.

    Thankyou
    Liz D
     
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