#1
My pc crashed, when turned on it says last known config, run with command prompt, start windows normally etcc..

i have some valuble data on it, and i cant access it, how can i recover it/rescue it?
i went to the pc place and they charge 150 quid do it

i want to know is there a software i can download and rip on a cd and put it on my crashed pc to recover the data or summit?

please help
#3
Quote by clearchaos
just select 'start windows normally.'

that screen doesnt mean your computer crashed.



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#4
You can try to put the hard drive in another pc an then normally you can access you're data !!!

(i also have lot of troubles with my pc )
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#5
if it has a command prompt type:

CD C:

CD Windows

win

In that order.
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#6
the full options are
SAfe mode
safe mode with networking
safe mode with command prompt - wont let me type in commands my self : S
last known config
start windows normally
#8
safe mode lets you run everything except the internet.
lets you delete viruses easier.
#9
Quote by clearchaos
just select 'start windows normally.'

that screen doesnt mean your computer crashed.


yer i tried that it wont work,
wats the real term for that screen?
#10
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yer i tried that it wont work,
wats the real term for that screen?


BSOD?
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#11
Try a basic re-install if your running Window's XP, hit F11 a few times when switching on/booting up the computer and it should ask you to do a basic re-install (pick this one), a full re-install (DON'T pick this one) & I think the other is a Format? (Not this one either).
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Is there any black people on UG?
I don't think a lot of black people play guitar anymore.

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they all kinda went extinct after hendrix really.


Needless to say, I lol'ed.

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Appart from being on UG or wanking, thats what i mostly do
#12
Why can't you access it? Because Windows doesn't boot properly?

Hopefully you can boot in Safe Mode still. What? How?

There are all sorts of issues with recovering data, especially if you cannot gain access to it.

I'd say your best bet would be to boot in to safe mode, log on as an administrator, and change the NTFS persmissions to allow the group "Everyone" to access it. What? How?

You then have two options:

Reinstall Windows using the basic install as mentioned above

or

Remove the HDD, and install it in another PC and copy the data across.

If you have any problems doing this / are unsure, PM me. I won't be on for the rest of the weekend, but I'll be able to help on Monday. Hopefull you'll be sorted by then though!