Solved PC Health Advisor took away my 15 yrs of work

Microsoft Windows xp professional w/serv...
July 31, 2011 at 13:47:52
Specs: Windows XP, 4GB
After downloading PC Health Advisor and re-booted, all of my .exe files disapeared! Only 6 of 70 programs will start up. What can I do? I cannot replace most of the programs. I'm heartsick.
I've lost over 15 years of work.


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July 31, 2011 at 22:50:23
Not as easily, laptops don't have the space or cabling to add a drive as slave, so you have two options:

(1) Leave the drive in the computer and run a live Linux CD - Ubuntu or Kaspersky Rescue Disk are the easiest to download & use (they are both.iso files that need burning to a 'full' cd using Nero or similar). Boot from the cd and you can then access your files and copy them to an external harddrive of some sort.

(2) Buy a USB enclosure to put the harddrive into and then plug that into your laptop - it's the only way of 'slaving' as such.

"I've always been mad, I know I've been mad, like the most of us..." Pink Floyd



#1
July 31, 2011 at 14:33:52
http://www.dougknox.com/xp/file_ass...

Download and run the file exe. fix from here. Your programs are still there, they just need to be re associated. Stay away from that Crapware. As you can see now, it sometimes makes things worse than they were. You can also try a System Restore before you try the fix. When you get it up and running again, Make a backup image and store it on a cd. Here's a free program to do that.

http://www.todo-backup.com/products...


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#2
July 31, 2011 at 15:59:43
"I cannot replace most of the programs"
what kind of programs? if you have programs you dont want to lose you need a way yo reinstall them. If not its just a matter of time before....

larry


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#3
July 31, 2011 at 16:02:58
I did the file.exe fix. Now, 2 of ,y programs (important ones for my studying) open sometimes but otherwise with error messages i/o error 32. It tells me that it cannot write to my .ini files. Then it won't close as it cannot write to my .ini files.

About half of the programs still are not opening. When I go to programs, I have no icons, either. It will not do a restore, either. I tried 3 different dates (yesterday, last week, last month).

HELP!!!


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#4
July 31, 2011 at 16:52:48
Programs that I use for study. WordSearch9, Bible Explorer4, Global Forex Trading, various file conversion programs, Cloning Software and many small programs that probably only I use (from years ago).

Now, I can't open any of those. I did a file.exe FIX and I cannot restore to any point.
I'm screwed.


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#5
July 31, 2011 at 16:58:23
When I try to open these files the main messages that I'm getting is : i/o error 32 or
"Sorry, program can't open". I've tried copying or cloning, so I can save my programs, but nothing will open.

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#6
July 31, 2011 at 18:22:29
Slave that hard drive to another functional XP box. Things won't look so bleak and panicky then. It will "simply" be a matter of planning a "safe" recovery (several options).

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#7
July 31, 2011 at 21:42:18
Can I alave the hard drive to my laptop (XP)? What are the options you are speaking of?


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July 31, 2011 at 22:50:23
✔ Best Answer
Not as easily, laptops don't have the space or cabling to add a drive as slave, so you have two options:

(1) Leave the drive in the computer and run a live Linux CD - Ubuntu or Kaspersky Rescue Disk are the easiest to download & use (they are both.iso files that need burning to a 'full' cd using Nero or similar). Boot from the cd and you can then access your files and copy them to an external harddrive of some sort.

(2) Buy a USB enclosure to put the harddrive into and then plug that into your laptop - it's the only way of 'slaving' as such.

"I've always been mad, I know I've been mad, like the most of us..." Pink Floyd


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