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Anonymous
September 18, 2005 9:51:02 PM

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Hi,

I've just spent 3 hrs trying to fix my personal laptop without losing my
pictures. After trying to install my daughter's iPod something went terribly
wrong last week and I could not boot up. I got a NTLDR is missing
message. I went online and tryed all the remedies, changed the BIOS to
point to the CD to boot with a copy of the missing boot files, tryed
Repairing the Operating System, but it didn't recognize my Administrator
password,finally I reinstalled Windows telling it to not reformat the
computer. Windows came up OK and I can see all my old programs, but I
can't open them now.

My question is if I have to reinstall all of my old programs will I lose
my data? Now that I'm back in my machine how can I protect the data.
Should I save everything on CD and then reinstall and try to get it back
afterwords? Any suggestion will be greatly appreciated!!!!

Rae

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Anonymous
September 19, 2005 2:30:50 AM

Archived from groups: microsoft.public.windowsxp.help_and_support (More info?)

Hi Rae,

At a guess, I'd say you created a parallel installation. I would copy
pertinant data to CD or other removable media, then reinstall your programs.

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Best of Luck,

Rick Rogers, aka "Nutcase" - Microsoft MVP
http://mvp.support.microsoft.com/
Associate Expert - WindowsXP Expert Zone
www.microsoft.com/windowsxp/expertzone
Windows help - www.rickrogers.org

"Rae" <Rae@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
news:5BEEE6BF-5E7C-474F-AD64-72844C0F4CC8@microsoft.com...
> Hi,
>
> I've just spent 3 hrs trying to fix my personal laptop without losing my
> pictures. After trying to install my daughter's iPod something went
> terribly
> wrong last week and I could not boot up. I got a NTLDR is missing
> message. I went online and tryed all the remedies, changed the BIOS to
> point to the CD to boot with a copy of the missing boot files, tryed
> Repairing the Operating System, but it didn't recognize my Administrator
> password,finally I reinstalled Windows telling it to not reformat the
> computer. Windows came up OK and I can see all my old programs, but I
> can't open them now.
>
> My question is if I have to reinstall all of my old programs will I lose
> my data? Now that I'm back in my machine how can I protect the data.
> Should I save everything on CD and then reinstall and try to get it back
> afterwords? Any suggestion will be greatly appreciated!!!!
>
> Rae
!