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Retrieving possible lost data

Discussion in 'Earlier Versions of Windows' started by volgirl16, Nov 14, 2001.

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  1. volgirl16

    volgirl16 Thread Starter

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    A friend has run into a problem. Looks like her hard drive has crashed. Being the procrastanator she has not done a back up of the system. I have heard that it might be possible to pull files from DOS. Is this true? If so, how?????:confused:
     
  2. jbcalg

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    a variety of ways, and software to help

    beyond me, but others should jump in

    NOTE: important to leave the thing alone, the more times she tries to access the hdd, the more the data may get corrupted beyond repair/recovery.

    pick a recovery method, or take it in somewhere qualified - but leave it alone till she decides what to do
     
  3. volgirl16

    volgirl16 Thread Starter

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    Yeah...I told her to leave it alone. She is bringing in to me Thrusday.
     
  4. hewee

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    SpinRite is made for getting things back.

    http://grc.com/spinrite.htm

    What Is SpinRite?

    SpinRite prevents mass storage systems from crashing or warns the user of pending
    catastrophe. If SpinRite is not used until after a crash, it skillfully picks up all the pieces,
    recovers your data, and puts everything back together again.

    http://grc.com/sroverview.htm
     
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