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by cooperte / July 8, 2009 11:32 PM PDT

I've got a problem..

My laptop died, and I have lots of old photos, old college notes, CVs, docs etc. My laptop had one hard drive with two partitions. I had windows on C partition and all my documents on D partition. I now have a new laptop, but I'd like to try and recover the information (or whatever information I can) from it.

I've tried reformatting C and reinstalling windows with the startup disk, and after a few attempts I managed it. I had the windows desktop and opened My Documents (partition D) and everything was there, so I thought I'd been successful. I stupidly powered down the laptop because I had to go out before I'd moved everything to a memory stick and when I rebooted the laptop it wouldn't start again.. just getting various blue screen messages. I've tried reformatting a few times and reinstalling windows but it's not working now.

Has anyone any ideas of other ways of getting my files?

Would appreciate any advice!



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Take the drive out of the machine
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / July 8, 2009 11:37 PM PDT
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Much appreciated!
by cooperte / July 9, 2009 12:08 AM PDT

Thank you very much Bob - will do.

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