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#1 oli

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Posted 30 August 2006 - 02:58 PM

Hi
Wonder if anyone has any advice, my PC failed today, it turned itself off and refused to start, it wouldnt recognise the operating system. I was advised to reload using the recovery disc, it now works fine. My question is, is it possible to recover any of the lost files, photos, music etc. Any advice would be gratefully received.

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#2 Albert Frankenstein

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Posted 30 August 2006 - 04:01 PM

Possibly, yes. But probably no.

It depends upon several factors, such as the reason for the failure in the first place. The next factor is how you installed the Operating System. Did you reformat? If so, it just got tougher to recover the data.

And finally, by reinstalling the Operating System you overwrote some of the data, making recovery very difficult. And if you installed other programs, even more difficult.

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Posted 30 August 2006 - 06:01 PM

if you ran the recovery cd's then the only way that you are going to be able to get that data would be if you did a non-destructive recovery. Then the files may be just stored in another place. If not then it is not looking good to get those files back

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Posted 31 August 2006 - 06:52 PM

Thanks for your replies, i found some software at recover my files. com which seems to have worked, i have recovered all of my photos and lots of files so this would be 42 well spent i reckon.

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Posted 31 August 2006 - 09:08 PM

Congratulations! You're far more lucky than many others who've had your problem.

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Posted 01 September 2006 - 02:02 PM

Now you know why backing up your data is so important!

If you have a lot of data I recommend an external usb hard drive.
For smaller loads, cds are fine.

Even a second internal hard drive will work with backups done at regular intervals.

If you have large amounts of data that changes between backups there is software available to accomplish incremental backups at scheduled times. (only changes files that have been changed)

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Posted 02 September 2006 - 10:10 AM

i invested in an external hard drive and will schedule backups when closing the pc. The most important thing for me is i got some pictures back that i thought were lost.




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