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Can vista be formatted without losing data in C drive

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can vista be formatted without losing data in C drive ??
I did't partition C Drive and have all my data ib that. my os is damaged and needs formatting . Is there any way I can format the same without losing my data
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    No, a reformat and reinstallation of Vista will wipe the drive and all data. You might try a repair installation of Vista which, if successful, will not format the drive and wipe all data.

    full system repair

    http://www.vistax64.com/tutorials/88236-repair-install-vista.html

    startup repair

    http://www.vistax64.com/tutorials/91467-startup-repair.html
  2. You can also run the SFC ("System Files Checker") to check and repair system files:

    The Microsoft Knowledge Base article:
    http://support.microsoft.com/kb/929833

    A Tutorial on how to run it, if the KB was less than comprehensible...
    http://www.vistax64.com/tutorials/66978-system-files-sfc-command.html
  3. kanugoel said:
    Hello,
    can vista be formatted without losing data in C drive ??
    I did't partition C Drive and have all my data ib that. my os is damaged and needs formatting . Is there any way I can format the same without losing my data



    Try Hitting the F8 button before your OS boots up and after post! Select last good know configuration, if that doesn't work select system restore to an earlier time when your sytem was working. Last resort you can reload your OS but don't reformat it or you lose your data!
  4. Best answer selected by reynod.
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