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#1 SavedTooo

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Posted 01 September 2008 - 12:54 AM

Hello,
I'm Saved, and am new to this site.
I'll try and make this short, but if questions,
please ask. Thanks

I have a hard-dirve, partitioned = c, d, & e.
Running widows ME.
Somehow, when turning on computer, it didn't do anything.
At one time I had on XP....long time ago.
Since I had to reinstall everything, windows....
this is the sequence.....

1. reinstalled, not Me, but XP
2. after a short time a glitch
3. Couldn't get rid of, didn't know how
4. went to DOS prompt c:\windows
5. deleted all of windows
6. restarted computer with ME disks
7. no operating system
8. won't do anything.


so i went out and bought another hard-drive.
1. was told it would move partitions up, and not loss information.
2. installed ME on new hard drive.
3. old hard drive c became d
no old d drive anywhere
e is still there.

so then thought i could recover with a start up disk.
well, there is no windows on old hard drive, and i'd
unplug new hard drive, having only my old hard drive.
not sure what is in a boot-disk.

then (i have read so much!) there was a place that said
to make an *.ISO cd. got the free program to do that,
but don't know what a ISO is. doesn't say how to find it!

have been thinking of ways to recover my old hard-drive.
looked on the net for different recovery programs.
some show all three drives on old hard drive.
the c: partition isn't labeled....but information shows up.
problem is, some don't show anything for my old d: drive,
just things that was moved there from C: drive.

now that i have made everyone confused, how do i recover
windows from my old hard-drive, config, autoexec, etc?
even if i restored xp or me.

any suggestions would be helpful.

Thanks,
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Posted 01 September 2008 - 10:03 AM

Hi :thumbsup:.

<<how do i recover windows from my old hard-drive, config, autoexec, etc? even if i restored xp or me.>>

I suppose that depends on what "recover" means in your world.

If you mean accessing files which have been written over or formatted over...then you need to read up on Data recovery - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Data_recovery

Louis

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Posted 01 September 2008 - 12:19 PM

Thank you for your response.

On my old hard drive, I'd like to put back an
operating system. It just comes up with, no
operating system. Nothing has been overwritten.
It has not been reformatted.

All I did was add another hard-drive.
But when restoring operating system on old
hard-drive, will remove new hard-drive, to
get old one up and running.

Thanks again for any help.

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Posted 01 September 2008 - 12:46 PM

OK.

Then...attach old hard drive as a secondary drive on system...see if you are able to view contents of drive.

If so, then run chkdsk /r on the old hard drive, following these instructions:

Start/My Computer...right-click Old Hard Drive, select Properties. Click Toos tab, push Check Now button, put check marks in Automatically Fix and Scan For options, hit Enter.

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