does Acer netbook recovery delete files?

Acer Aspire one zg5 laptop lcd screen 8....
December 4, 2010 at 18:24:03
Specs: Linux
My acer aspire one netbook crashed when one if ny videos didnt work. It froze my other apps. I usually turn it off when this happens but instead i used task manager to close media player. A few mins later screen went blue with warning msg saying it was shutting windows to protect data.also horrible loud noise. It told me to turn pc off so i did. But now windows will not load, i get a grey screen giving me options to choose last known good configuration or safe mode etc etc but none work. However if i click in one of the safe mode options it comes up with lines of script but doesnt move from there. I tried removing battery and powering on with cable 3 times..i even went to recovery console and then pressed exit (which has rebooted windows in the past) but it doesnt work this time. If i choose to run the recovery console will it wipe my files* is there anyrhing else i can do? Can i simehow copy files from my harddrivr to another pc?

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#1
December 4, 2010 at 18:45:13
If i choose to run the recovery console will it wipe my files*
It depends what you do with the recovery console. Most of the common actions such as chkdsk, fixmbr, fixboot and bootcfg /rebuild will not corrupt your data.

is there anyrhing else i can do?
You could try running chkdsk /f /r

NOTE: If you recover to factory defaults then you will lose all your data.

However if i click in one of the safe mode options it comes up with lines of script
What are last lines of the script displayed on the screen?

Can i simehow copy files from my harddrivr to another pc?
You can used a USB caddy to fit your laptop hard drive into and then use it on another PC to copy your data across.

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#2
December 4, 2010 at 19:21:22
chkdsk is probably the best route to try first. Second is to try the safe restore. If that fails as well then try booting into a linux live CD and copying the files you need to a flash drive or external hard drive, online backup or whatever then doing a destructive system recovery.

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#3
December 4, 2010 at 20:14:45
"However if i click in one of the safe mode options it comes up with lines of script but doesnt move from there"

Did you wait long enough? The text is sometimes displayed for several minutes before booting into safe mode. Did you check the HDD activity light to see if it was blinking? Try it again but this time, wait at least 5 minutes.


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#4
December 4, 2010 at 22:27:43
yes i have waited about half an hour and no change!!

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#5
December 4, 2010 at 22:35:48
what is a usb caddy and how do i make it copy files from a pc that won't boot/
my acer recovery console only gives me the option to restore tofactory reset, so huh to that one!

the last lines of script on the 'safe mode with networking' option are

multi(0)disk(0)rdisk(0)partition(2)\WINDOWS\system32\DRIVERS\ACPI.sys
ditto ditto...................................................................................\WMILIB.SYS
ditto ditto....................................................................................\pci.sys
ditto ditto \isapnp.sys

these are last 4 lines.


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#6
December 4, 2010 at 22:38:16
how do i do the first two? remember i have a netbook with no cd drive!

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#7
December 5, 2010 at 06:45:23
A USB caddy is a box with a USB interface. You take your hard drive out of your notebook and fit it into the USB caddy. You then connect this to a USB port on another working PC. You can then copy any files across.

Here are two eBay links showing the an IDE USB caddy and a SATA USB caddy. The caddy you will require depends on your hard drive. Hard drives are either IDE or SATA interface.

SATA USB Caddy:
http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/2-5-SATA-USB-...

IDE USB Caddy:
http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/2-5-IDE-USB-H...


As for the point of stopping in safe mode you may be interested in the links below:
http://social.answers.microsoft.com...
http://forums.techguy.org/windows-x...

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#8
December 5, 2010 at 06:57:30
Note to get over the stopping in safe mode you WILL need a CDROM drive. You may be able to use a USB CDROM drive if your netbook supports booting from CD.

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