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July 14, 2005 10:55:44 PM

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My XP home laptop will not boot - it shows a black screen with with
message asking you to select from Safe Mode, Safe Mode with networking,
Safe Mode with Command Prompt. Lat known Good configuration and Start
Windows Normally. If I select Lat Known.. or STart Windows Normally, it
displays the XP start up screen briefly and then shuts down and starts
again. For the Safe modes, it displays a lot of system files, and again
turns off and starts again. I think my disk is corrupted. I would like
to retrieve data from my disk. I have a XP recovery disk, but it will
wipe all data off the disk and return it to the state when I bought it
- so I don't want to use it. Is there any way I can boot the PC from CD
(it doesn't have floppy) and recover data from the disk?
Please help me

Thanks
Paramesh Kumar

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July 14, 2005 11:26:01 PM

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you may need to use the repair console and run chkdsk / r
read here
http://michaelstevenstech.com/XPrepairinstall.htm
--
Don Kendrick



"Paramesh" wrote:

> My XP home laptop will not boot - it shows a black screen with with
> message asking you to select from Safe Mode, Safe Mode with networking,
> Safe Mode with Command Prompt. Lat known Good configuration and Start
> Windows Normally. If I select Lat Known.. or STart Windows Normally, it
> displays the XP start up screen briefly and then shuts down and starts
> again. For the Safe modes, it displays a lot of system files, and again
> turns off and starts again. I think my disk is corrupted. I would like
> to retrieve data from my disk. I have a XP recovery disk, but it will
> wipe all data off the disk and return it to the state when I bought it
> - so I don't want to use it. Is there any way I can boot the PC from CD
> (it doesn't have floppy) and recover data from the disk?
> Please help me
>
> Thanks
> Paramesh Kumar
>
>
July 15, 2005 7:57:00 AM

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I will try that. Thanks
Paramesh Kumar
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July 15, 2005 7:59:16 AM

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Can you please tell me how to get Bart's PE CD? I have a desktop PC and
I can download and burn the CD.
Thanks
Paramesh Kumar
July 15, 2005 10:40:09 AM

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You can get it here..
http://www.nu2.nu/pebuilder/

"Paramesh" <rpk@comcast.net> wrote in message
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> Can you please tell me how to get Bart's PE CD? I have a desktop PC and
> I can download and burn the CD.
> Thanks
> Paramesh Kumar
>
July 15, 2005 11:46:45 AM

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I don't have a XP installation CD. XP came installed with the laptop,
and I got a repair installation CD which will format the disk and
change it back to the state it was when I bought it - so I don't want
to use it. How can I get a XP installation CD so that I can make a
Bart's PE CD?
July 15, 2005 9:34:00 PM

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Mine came preinstalled also. Read Bart's help file..I think you use the i386
folder on the hard drive to make Bart's PE CD.

"Paramesh" <rpk@comcast.net> wrote in message
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>I don't have a XP installation CD. XP came installed with the laptop,
> and I got a repair installation CD which will format the disk and
> change it back to the state it was when I bought it - so I don't want
> to use it. How can I get a XP installation CD so that I can make a
> Bart's PE CD?
>
July 15, 2005 10:43:33 PM

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I don't know whether that will help me. I can't access my hard Drive
(C:)  at all. If I boot with the recovery disk, making sure that I won't
select the option which formats the disk, and if I type C:\ at the
command prompt, I get Invalid drive specification. The recovery disk
boots in Win 98 - will it be able to recognize a ntfs disk?
I am thinking of taking my lap top tyo a computer repair shop, and ask
them to take the disk out and somehow copy the full disk to an external
drive (which I will have to buy); I can then run the recovery disk and
let it format the disk.

Is there any other solution?

Thanks
Paramesh Kumar
July 15, 2005 11:50:06 PM

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Paramesh wrote:
> My XP home laptop will not boot - it shows a black screen with with
> message asking you to select from Safe Mode, Safe Mode with networking,
> Safe Mode with Command Prompt. Lat known Good configuration and Start
> Windows Normally. If I select Lat Known.. or STart Windows Normally, it
> displays the XP start up screen briefly and then shuts down and starts
> again. For the Safe modes, it displays a lot of system files, and again
> turns off and starts again. I think my disk is corrupted. I would like
> to retrieve data from my disk. I have a XP recovery disk, but it will
> wipe all data off the disk and return it to the state when I bought it
> - so I don't want to use it. Is there any way I can boot the PC from CD
> (it doesn't have floppy) and recover data from the disk?
> Please help me
>
You might be able to get the data off if you somehow get a
copy of Bart's PE CD. Someone will have to download and
create it and burn it for you.

Cheers,

Cliff

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July 16, 2005 1:55:54 AM

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Use your desktop to make the CD and then use it on the laptop. I've used
mine on several PC's that were having problems.

"Paramesh" <rpk@comcast.net> wrote in message
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>I don't know whether that will help me. I can't access my hard Drive
> (C:)  at all. If I boot with the recovery disk, making sure that I won't
> select the option which formats the disk, and if I type C:\ at the
> command prompt, I get Invalid drive specification. The recovery disk
> boots in Win 98 - will it be able to recognize a ntfs disk?
> I am thinking of taking my lap top tyo a computer repair shop, and ask
> them to take the disk out and somehow copy the full disk to an external
> drive (which I will have to buy); I can then run the recovery disk and
> let it format the disk.
>
> Is there any other solution?
>
> Thanks
> Paramesh Kumar
>
July 16, 2005 12:10:11 PM

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Thank you, I will try that

Paramesh Kumar
July 19, 2005 11:08:07 AM

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Thank you, your advise was very good. I made BART PE boot CD and was
able to boot up. I also used a utility called "GetDataBackForNTFS" and
it is scanning the disk now.
Is there USB support for BART PE ? I want to connect an external disk
to trhe usb port and get data out that way.

Thanks
Paramesh Kumar
July 28, 2005 11:30:10 PM

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Ricky and Cliff,
Thank you very much for telling me about Bart PE CD and helping me with
my doubts. I could recover most of my important documents.

Paramesh Kumar
July 29, 2005 2:12:27 AM

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You're welcome..I'm glad it helped. :-)

"Paramesh" <rpk@comcast.net> wrote in message
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> Ricky and Cliff,
> Thank you very much for telling me about Bart PE CD and helping me with
> my doubts. I could recover most of my important documents.
>
> Paramesh Kumar
>
September 16, 2005 4:18:01 AM

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Thanks to you also Parmesh for mentioning GetDataBackforNTFS shareware. I
just used it and it solved my problem (corrupted root directory). Recovered
my files as well.

"Paramesh" wrote:

> Thank you, your advise was very good. I made BART PE boot CD and was
> able to boot up. I also used a utility called "GetDataBackForNTFS" and
> it is scanning the disk now.
> Is there USB support for BART PE ? I want to connect an external disk
> to trhe usb port and get data out that way.
>
> Thanks
> Paramesh Kumar
>
>
!