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Reformatting

Discussion in 'Windows XP' started by Ovie, Nov 8, 2005.

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  1. Ovie

    Ovie Thread Starter

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    Is it possible to create a backup of my hard drive before reformatting bearing in mind i cant even log on, as it crashes on startup.
     
  2. Old Rich

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    You could try a repair install . . http://www.michaelstevenstech.com/XPrepairinstall.htm

    That might get you up and running long enough to salvege data.

    Otherwise, you can attach the drive to a working pc and salvage files that way. Usually works best when you attach to the secondary IDE channel . . in place of the cd drive.

    Be sure that other pc has up-to-date AntiVirus
     
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