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    Recover data from a hardrive

    Morning all

    I have a machine which I'm sorting out, full of bugs before I began.

    At present it goes past the windows stage and sort of halts after that with some malware bug error which is in the registry, I have run a repair which the xp dsik - I was just going to go ahead and wipe it clean and format the partition with a fresh copy of windows xp, but the user wants some data off the machine, what’s the best thing to do to restore the data from the hd before I go ahead and wipe it clean?


    cheers

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    Slave the HDD in another machine and copy the data off. If you don't have another machine spare, then use a Linux boot CD and an external USB HDD.

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    yea what geoiff said.. i use the linux cd most of the time. does the job no problem

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    Quote Originally Posted by TinyChimpboy View Post
    yea what geoiff said.. i use the linux cd most of the time. does the job no problem

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    When using Linux, are you just running the operating system to recover?

    Hows it done?

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    I use systemrescuecd.

    http://sysresccd.org/Main_Page

    Just boot off the CD and away you go.

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    Cheers Geoff

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    Geoff Beat me too it lol


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