#1
My windows is corrupted and wont boot up. Is there any program I can load up and retreive some files from my hard drive?
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#2
remove hard drive and place in different laptop/desktop?
or is your hard drive screwed up?
#3
If you had a bootable OS like Knoppix you could load up your computer from that. If you have a harddrive enclosure you could take your hard drive out an link it up to another computer.

Can you even load Windows in Safe-Mode? I am assuming you have a PC? not a Mac
#5
If you have access to a different computer (which you apparently do), you could try to insert the hard disc into it, and access it from there. Another option would be some Linux distro run from a Live CD or USB stick, and copy it over to some other storage medium.
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#6
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If you had a bootable OS like Knoppix you could load up your computer from that. If you have a harddrive enclosure you could take your hard drive out an link it up to another computer.

Can you even load Windows in Safe-Mode? I am assuming you have a PC? not a Mac

No it wont even let me select if I want safe mode or not.....


Ok important info....I do not have a disk drive in said broken laptop. Its a ****ty netbook. Can I load an OS from a USB and retreive the file that way?
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#7
WindowsPE or BartPE, BartPE is better.
It sets up a virtual WIndows XP loaded directly from a CD, which gives you the possibility to retrieve your files and dump then on a spare or external disc of some sort.
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#8
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No it wont even let me select if I want safe mode or not.....


Ok important info....I do not have a disk drive in said broken laptop. Its a ****ty netbook. Can I load an OS from a USB and retreive the file that way?


I don't think you can setup your Netbook to boot from a USB.

Your best bet is to remove the hard drive and try and get the files off it by viewing it through another computer i.e. by putting the harddrive into a Disk Enclosure.
#9
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WindowsPE or BartPE, BartPE is better.
It sets up a virtual WIndows XP loaded directly from a CD, which gives you the possibility to retrieve your files and dump then on a spare or external disc of some sort.


Can it run off a USB?
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#10
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Can it run off a USB?


maybe...
check this out

or if that's no good...

windowspe on usb flash
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#12
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Can it run off a USB?

Yes. But wether or not it will boot depends solely on wether or not your bios allows it. If your bios if configurable to boot from the USB port, then, no problem!
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#13
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Yes. But wether or not it will boot depends solely on wether or not your bios allows it. If your bios if configurable to boot from the USB port, then, no problem!


Oh damn. It isnt. Is it possible to change this? Like upload a new BIOS? Because I flashed the BIOS a few months ago to update it but I dont know if it is possible to impliment a new BIOS which will allow me to boot from USB
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#15
Yes, you can, just get a bootable OS or recovery software and you will be able to access your files without actually logging to Windows.