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    Default Help Me: My pc is dying



    My mums work pc fainted
    first it crashed
    then we rebooted
    then we found that all the files were not here
    when we opened my computer an notice said that the activex thinngy wouldnt run and so we could not see any files
    i am pretty sure the files are still there just unaccesiable
    how can i get them back
    can i hook up another pc to hers via a cable or somthing and use something to recover the files
    anything although the cheaper the better
    also i tried changing the ie security settings but that dont work either
    there is no internet there so it is prob not a virus
    These files are vital and neeeed to be recovered!
    Somehow
    Anyhow
    Help Me God (And You PF1ers)

    Regards
    Techiekid

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    Default Re: Help Me: My pc is dying

    What OS is on your mothers computer?
    (morganj): 0 is false and 1 is true, correct?
    (alec_eso): 1, morganj

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    Default Re: Help Me: My pc is dying

    Win Me
    256 ram
    20g hard drive
    Help MEEEWEE

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    Default Re: Help Me: My pc is dying

    First don't try to boot Windows on that machine any more. If it thinks that files aren't there, it might use the space. You need to go in with a different OS which will not write to the disk.

    Windows has actually booted, but just says that ActiveX doesn't work?
    Are the missing files in one particular directory (My Documents?) or all over?

    Get a DOS floppy and explore. (If you haven't got an emergency boot floppy you can download FreeDos ... which might have a bootable CD image if there isn't a floppy drive). "C:\Windows\Desktop\My Documents" would be a good place to look. There are file recovery utilities around ... some have been listed here.

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    Default Re: Help Me: My pc is dying

    If you have another PC handy I'd take the drive out and put it in the other one and file copy off what she wants to retrieve. ME = Many Errors.

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    Default Re: Help Me: My pc is dying

    Quote Originally Posted by Graham L
    First don't try to boot Windows on that machine any more. If it thinks that files aren't there, it might use the space. You need to go in with a different OS which will not write to the disk.

    Windows has actually booted, but just says that ActiveX doesn't work?
    Are the missing files in one particular directory (My Documents?) or all over?

    Get a DOS floppy and explore. (If you haven't got an emergency boot floppy you can download FreeDos ... which might have a bootable CD image if there isn't a floppy drive). "C:\Windows\Desktop\My Documents" would be a good place to look. There are file recovery utilities around ... some have been listed here.
    Thanks Linux Allowed Me To get The files
    Problem Solved

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