Need to know something

Microsoft Windows xp professional (upgr...
April 2, 2010 at 17:32:36
Specs: Windows XP, 1.50GB
I want to know something, if you go to the recovery console on XP would you lose all the data you've got on your hard drive if u put in the command fixmbr?? Earlier my PC crashed while i was on Skype later on when i restarted the PC and when it finished loading to the desktop, it didn't go to the desktop it came up with a blue screen which said unmountable boot volume what does that mean?

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April 2, 2010 at 17:59:01
If you are using the cd to boot off and select repair you will see a list of commands.

fixmbr replaces the boot sector......(Fresh copy).and thats all....everything else should be untouched.

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April 2, 2010 at 20:40:41
You might also want to run fixboot after fixmbr. Is the hard drive recognized in the bios ?

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April 3, 2010 at 07:35:24
Description of the Windows XP Recovery Console
HOW TO: Install and Use the Recovery Console in Windows XP
How to remove Windows Recovery Console
Error Message When You Restart Your Computer
or Upgrade to Windows XP

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April 4, 2010 at 23:12:31
mmmm... perhaps first set about safeguarding/recovering your data?

Boot with knopppix or ubuntu disk and access the HD that way. Then copy your files (data etc.) to an external HD and/or optical-media. Verify the copies are truly accessible too on at least one other system. Then set aobut recovering a working system?

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