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Huge problem here...


RPGmaster2000

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Alright, my 40 GB harddrive got infected by a virus a couple of weeks ago which caused it to loop once you started it up. I've tried reinstalling Windows XP, but it refuses to copy a couple of important files that will make everything work. If i take the harddrive to another computer and try to do it, i can't install Windows without either formatting everything (no chance in hell) or make a partition and install everything there (if Windows XP is only 8 MB, then yeah sure!) Plus, once i disconnect the harddrive from a computer, it will crash if it tries to run a different harddisk, so i'm in a bit of a trouble here. Everything i have ever done on the computer in 2 years is in that harddrive and i don't wanna lose it. :cry: So suggestions are welcome!

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Well, the same happened to me not too long ago. I did a full system recovery and it fixed it but all my files were lost.

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Well' date=' the same happened to me not too long ago. I did a full system recovery and it fixed it but all my files were lost.[/quote']

All your files were lost? >_>'... doesn't quite help...

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Well, the first time I tried it, there was an error and I had to do all over again. I guess the files were deleted because of it.

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Well' date=' the same happened to me not too long ago. I did a full system recovery and it fixed it but all my files were lost.[/quote']

That happened to me, I also did a system recovery. To find your files after that, you can go to

My Computer

Pavilion

Documants and settings

then the file

then the item that you need

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Those files will still be there after reformatting everything? In order to make Windows install properly, i need to reformat everything.

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first, do you have any recovy disks, that could help you?

and second, try to run your system in MS-DOS mode, if you can, copy the files that you need to a USB memory, then pass the information to another computer, and repeat the process until all the files are safe. I belive that is imposible to burn a cd in Ms-Dos,

*have you tried to start in safe mode?

*what happends exactly, when you start windows?

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1. No, i don't have any recovery discs, if i had i wouldn't even bother about saving everything.

2. I'll try that, thanks.

3. No, and there's no point since only half of Windows is installed. >_>

4. Once the you get to the Windows loading screen, it stays there all the time. (see 3)

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Plus' date=' once i disconnect the harddrive from a computer, it will crash if it tries to run a different harddisk[/quote']

Well this one should be easy to work out actually... first of all you would need a spare working hard drive, second of all you would need to be able to plug in dual hard drives into your PC

If you can do this, start up the PC then run setup, Go into the bios and make the spare hard drive the primary master and make the other hard drive that is messed up the primary slave drive, next, if it doesnt have windows on it, put windows on the spare drive (now the primary master) any windows will do... if it is all configured right you would boot windows up from the non messed up drive... then, when its all started up and running, you would go to my PC and and the other hard drive would show up there in the list, now you got two options... run all cleanups and the likes you got onto it and hope it works... or move all data from it to the other hard drive and format it completley...

I wish I coulda tried to help a month or so ago when you first posted :/

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