check if files are on hard drive

March 21, 2011 at 08:20:13
Specs: Windows Vista
How can I check if my files are intact on my hard drive if the operating system (windows xp) is not working?

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March 21, 2011 at 09:35:33
If the operating system is toast your files are still intact. But the easiest way to check/retrieve them would be to plug the hard drive up to another computer (slaving it) and getting them manually.

But I can just about guarantee your files are still there. Nothing short of the hard drive having a physical issue then your files might be corrupt.

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March 21, 2011 at 12:06:57
The easiest way, to retrieve your files is, to use a Linux LiveCD.
Start your computer from this CD and copy the files you need, to a USB Stick.

Linux LiveCD:

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