I recently had a situation, where I wasn't able to boot windows xp SP3 successfully...so eventually, I had to run FIXMBR from the recovery console and that worked like a charm.
However, unfortunately I'm not able to see any of my files at this juncture, but ironically, the remaining hard disk space is still the same as it was before I started experiencing the problems.
Interestingly enough though...my programs (e.g Microsoft Word; Excel, Adobe Acrobat Reader etc..) are still accessible! So I guess my question is....how on earth do I access the various media files, word documents, folders etc??? Any help at all, no matter how small, would be greatly...GREATLY appreciated!!
Thank you very much in advance...Thank you.
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It is possible that the data might be corrupt and lost short of having a backup. That said, I would use a recovery environment such as Parted Magic and start (carefully) looking around your hard drive and seeing what you can find. If you see your files and documents, I would transfer them from the recovery environment, preferably to another drive.
If you are having boot issues, I would really considering running a memory diagnostic and a disk diagnostic. You can do both from the Parted Magic bootable CD after you make it. If you drive is failing, and I am not saying it is, you will want to start gathering up your data and backing it up.