can i recover data?

March 24, 2009 at 11:46:38
Specs: win xp
hi my computer i not working at all. it is saying ntldr is missing.someone told me that i need to rinstall windows x p.that s fine.but how can i recover data if the computer is not working.all i need are some photos of the kids and some videos.

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March 24, 2009 at 11:51:16
You can recover the data by hooking up the ‘bad’ disk to a different computer but try recreating NTLDR first.
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March 24, 2009 at 12:01:30
hi the problem is i don t have recovery or restore diskette.

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March 24, 2009 at 12:08:58
I would try to find a Windows XP install CD to borrow from a friend.

IF you can't get one, you can try connecting the drive to another computer as a slave, then copying the NTLDR file from the working computer's hard drive to your "bad" drive.

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March 24, 2009 at 12:11:45
"hi the problem is i don t have recovery or restore diskette."

Go to the manufacturer's web site. For most OEM systems there is a way to restore the system without a restore CD. There is normally a partition on the hard disk with an image of the system the way it came from the factory.

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March 24, 2009 at 12:30:03
thanks for your help

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March 24, 2009 at 19:04:16
Choice one.

You borrow a good xp disk. Read up on how to do a "repair". Fairly simple but you may loose some updates and maybe have to reload software.

Choice two.

Use windows or linux live cd to replace that file.

Choice three.

I love to use live cd's. They are easy to use and easy in most cases to make or get. They can be used to copy over the entire disk or just files you want. Some windows based can perform Ntbackup to save your install.
You can save data off to network or cd/dvd's or flash or usb drives. Even online storage if you have it. Free places offer online too .

"Best Practices", Event viewer, host file, perfmon, antivirus, anti-spyware, Live CD's, backups, are in my top 10

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