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Restore files from windows backup file (XP pro) to a different computer


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#1 boiano

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Posted 16 January 2011 - 09:00 AM

My old Dell 9100 laptop just died. It wonít reboot. This happened once before and it cost me $150 to have it fixed and itís not worth it anymore.

Problem is, I have all of my personal files for taxes and other stuff on that laptop. I have a good windows backup file on an external HD. I used the Windows XP backup utility to create this.

I have downloaded the eval version of RepairMyBKF and have been running it for an hour and it is still reading the file structure. To purchase the software it is $149. There are other programs I found on the net for $89.

Can you recommend a good utility for this purpose that is less than $89?

thanks,
Paul

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#2 Allan

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Posted 16 January 2011 - 09:12 AM

You can slave the drive: http://www.dtidata.com/resourcecenter/2008/07/06/hard-drive-recovery-slave-laptop-hard-disk-usb-enclosure/

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Posted 16 January 2011 - 10:09 AM

Can you explain what you mean by won't reboot .
Does the laptop power up ?
Do you get any screens/error messages on the monitor ?

If the Laptop will power up,and you can get into the BIOS,
there may be the possibility that you could run a Linux live CD to recover and save your files
to your external HD.

Edited by Ramchu, 16 January 2011 - 10:10 AM.





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