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New mem intall corrupted OS, need to recover data!!!

Discussion in 'Windows XP' started by ashegam, Apr 19, 2008.

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  1. ashegam

    ashegam Thread Starter

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    So I guess I installed a couple of bad sticks of mem and it corrupted my OS to the point that my comp wont' boot into windows.

    So I purchased a usb enclosure thingy megingy and hooked up my laptop HD ( the bad one ) to my desktop. I can access the HD just fine but I can't see all the files. when I hover the mouse over the drive it shows 13GB used but when I actually go into the HD no folder even comes close to having that much data. some are just empty or just don't show up.

    How can I recover the data on my HD?
     
  2. Squashman

    Squashman Trusted Advisor

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    I doubt the RAM corrupted your hard drive. What error messages are you getting to make you think that?
     
  3. ashegam

    ashegam Thread Starter

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    it is my mem. apps started crashing/closing as soon as I installed this mem. then when I ran a mem test from my hp bios is found errors and coudln't even finish the test. even with the old mem I can't boot.

    It takes me to the screen that says windows could not start normally.
    do you want to start with...
    last working setup.
    safe mode
    safe mode and network
    and one other one

    all of them take me to a blue screen of death as soon as I choose one and comp crashes and restarts.
    can't tell you what the blue screen is because it doesn't even pause or anything is just crashed.
     
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