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Anonymous
July 26, 2005 3:48:03 PM

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Two months ago, my hard drive on my windows 98se computer deintialized
following after when the pc power on/off button was pressed twice. I tried
using the recovery disks that came with the computer, but the only option is
to do a format, which I do not want as I wish to keep all the files and data
that I created on my computer saved on the hard drive. I was wondering if
there was a way to restart my hard drive and repair the corrupted files on it
without losing the data on the hard drive. If this means that I need to buy a
Windows 98se cd-rom to perform repair, I am willing to do that.

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Anonymous
July 26, 2005 4:44:10 PM

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How big is your hard drive? Do you remember, or can you repeat, the
error? Details of such errors can go a long way towards diagnosing them.

How big is your hard drive, and do you recall how much free space it
has?

--
Gary S. Terhune
MS MVP Shell/User
http://www.grystmill.com/articles/cleanboot.htm
http://www.grystmill.com/articles/security.htm

"intoeverything90" <intoeverything90@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in
message news:F56B5E8A-72B1-495B-A7A4-8E008D238172@microsoft.com...
> Two months ago, my hard drive on my windows 98se computer deintialized
> following after when the pc power on/off button was pressed twice. I
> tried
> using the recovery disks that came with the computer, but the only
> option is
> to do a format, which I do not want as I wish to keep all the files
> and data
> that I created on my computer saved on the hard drive. I was wondering
> if
> there was a way to restart my hard drive and repair the corrupted
> files on it
> without losing the data on the hard drive. If this means that I need
> to buy a
> Windows 98se cd-rom to perform repair, I am willing to do that.
Anonymous
July 26, 2005 6:53:37 PM

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Did the hard drive just not start up?
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Anonymous
July 26, 2005 10:21:43 PM

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"intoeverything90" <intoeverything90@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in
message news:F56B5E8A-72B1-495B-A7A4-8E008D238172@microsoft.com...

> Two months ago, my hard drive on my windows 98se computer deintialized
> following after when the pc power on/off button was pressed twice. I tried
> using the recovery disks that came with the computer, but the only option
is
> to do a format, which I do not want as I wish to keep all the files and
data
> that I created on my computer saved on the hard drive. I was wondering if
> there was a way to restart my hard drive and repair the corrupted files on
it
> without losing the data on the hard drive. If this means that I need to
buy a
> Windows 98se cd-rom to perform repair, I am willing to do that.

After this sort of failure, any operation on a single
hard drive may do more harm than good. The safest
course is to instal a new hard drive as C:, instal
Win98SE to the new C:, add the old drive (which
becomes D:)  and then copy over essential data
and config. files. You may also get special
diagnostics from the drive manufacturer that
may tell you if the drive can be repaired.

--
Don Phillipson
Carlsbad Springs
(Ottawa, Canada)
Anonymous
July 28, 2005 8:03:53 AM

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Please repost with more information, including the error messages you
receive when trying to access the drive.

Ben

"intoeverything90" <intoeverything90@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message news:F56B5E8A-72B1-495B-A7A4-8E008D238172@microsoft.com...
> Two months ago, my hard drive on my windows 98se computer deintialized
> following after when the pc power on/off button was pressed twice. I tried
> using the recovery disks that came with the computer, but the only option is
> to do a format, which I do not want as I wish to keep all the files and data
> that I created on my computer saved on the hard drive. I was wondering if
> there was a way to restart my hard drive and repair the corrupted files on it
> without losing the data on the hard drive. If this means that I need to buy a
> Windows 98se cd-rom to perform repair, I am willing to do that.
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