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How to Transfer files To and From a different harddrive?

Discussion in 'Multimedia' started by Cptkyle789, Sep 22, 2008.

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  1. Cptkyle789

    Cptkyle789 Thread Starter

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    Ok. My dad is re-installing Windows XP because his got 'fried'. I want to re-install this operating system, or OS so he can keep just his music and photos. He has several irreplaceable photos that he wants to keep.

    Now, since his operating system is fried, he can only make it to the Start Menu and then his computer just keeps rebooting.

    We tried taking it to a professional PC place and they just said the OS crashed and we would have to replace it.

    So how can I transfer the music and photos to my hard drive temporarily so that he can keep his photos and music? I would try to put two hard drives on his computer, which is like, 10 years old, but i'm not to handy-dandy with the hardware stuff, although I am computer savvy I am considered a pro to my classmates in middle school. Please reply soon.
     
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    If you can get to the Start Menu there is hope. Boot the computer with the Windows XP disk, choose the Repair option then type chkdsk /f/r then press Enter key, let it finish then reboot the computer. Hope this helps
     
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    Isn't there an option to 'format' the files already on it so I can keep them?

    If not, I'll try what you said Plantsman.

    Sorry Mystic but I don't want to pay money just so I can do this, like I'll ever use it again :p
     
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