|You could try using a live Linux CD (I.E. Linux Mint 7, just burn the .ISO to a disc, and let it auto boot without installing it, then try and mount the infected hard drive and see if it shows up. If it does, you can access and get your data). If you have a spare Desktop available, you could set the infected hard drive as a slave drive (if you know how), and boot your normal hard drive, then again using Linux, mount that infected hard drive (Go to menu > Computer and then right click on the drive a select "Mount"). |
Download from here, and select "Main Edition": http://www.linuxmint.com/release.ph...
Another option if you don't feel like doing that is by using the Recovery Console on your Windows XP CD (provided you have one). or you can try BartPE: http://www.nu2.nu/pebuilder/
Helpful tips before getting started: http://www.computing.net/howtos/sho...</