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Posted 27 February 2018 - 05:06 AM
Posted 27 February 2018 - 05:45 AM
Well...if the former owner told you that it was not working properly...I think that the logical start point is to do a clean install...after ensuring that the hard drive does not have any problems. I would run a hard drive diagnostic and follow that with a clean install.
The problems that any XP system exhibits today...unsupported O/S, browser not welcome at many websites...IMO, all that contributes with a "back to suare one approach.".
I don't see enough info to determine just what the problems could be (hardware, malware, O/S)...so I would just go back to the beginning.
Posted 27 February 2018 - 06:19 AM
Posted 27 February 2018 - 08:17 AM
Recovering data from a hard drive...has nothing to do with the system working. The hard drive contains the data and it is the hard drive alone which is necessary for attempts at data recovery.
Moving this topic to Backup/Imaging forum, where others more skilled in such situations can better advise you on how to go about your data recovery efforts.
Posted 27 February 2018 - 08:22 PM
For the purpose of getting started in data recovery, there is a fork in the road with a few tines:
-- if the data is super valuable, it's time to ship HD off to a data recovery company / specialist with the sole purpose of data recovery
-- if data recovery company is out of the question, finding a local data recovery person, not just a computer hardware / software tech, here too, with the sole purpose of data recovery
-- if data recovery company is out of the question, we move onto DIY data recovery, here too, with the sole purpose of data recovery
Name your pleasure, we will begin advising you depending upon which fork tine you choose.
Edited by RolandJS, 27 February 2018 - 08:23 PM.
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Posted 02 March 2018 - 10:11 PM
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