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    Unhappy Seriously needed help here :(

    Seriously needed help here
    My 2yr old Western Digital HDD is dead. Is there anyway to recover my files?
    Can't believe it some of my my important data is in that HDD.
    And another question:
    Can my computer run on this product with SATAII connection I mean my computer only supports SATAI?
    Here's the product http://supercheappc.biz/site/product...oducts_id=1523.
    And When repairing Windows XP Professional what do I do there? Any ideas?
    1: C:\WINDOWS
    First it says "Which Windows installation would you like to log onto
    <To cancel, press ENTER>?
    Type the Administrator password: (But I don't have one) so I just press ENTER
    then it shows C:\WINDOWS> (What should I type in here to repair windows?)
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    Default Re: Seriously needed help here :(

    To repair Windows you have to have yr XP cd and insert that so you boot from it
    then there is a repair XP facility.
    No clear on yr other problems,if you want to repair XP then yr HDD is not dead.
    Explain clearer.
    There are several posts on "lost" HDD data on this forum and one will have yr solution on it.Search FAQ for a start.
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    Default Re: Seriously needed help here :(

    PUPPY LINUX 5.2

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    Default Re: Seriously needed help here :(

    What should I type in here to repair windows?)


    INDEED this completely depends on WHAT the problem IS. If you want some help here you are gonna have to detail the EXACT error/problem and if you have sensitive/important data on the drive dont go stumbling around trying to repair it if you dont really know what you are doing.... could be a bad idea. Anway post more info please - saying your hdd has died is NOT sufficient. In what way has it died, what happens with it when you try to boot windows, is it recognised in bios etc etc ?
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    Default Re: Seriously needed help here :(

    How to install and use the Windows XP Recovery Console

    http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/tuto...torial117.html

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    Default Re: Seriously needed help here :(

    You can use a SATA 2 hdd, but you'll have to jumper it to SATA 1.

    And it wont run at SATA 2 speed. If you system doesnt support SATA 2.

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    Default Re: Seriously needed help here :(

    Quote Originally Posted by Speedy Gonzales View Post
    You can use a SATA 2 hdd, but you'll have to jumper it to SATA 1.

    And it wont run at SATA 2 speed. If you system doesnt support SATA 2.
    Thank you Speedy.

    Now my HDD is really a problem, I can't boot into Windows, or log in into save mode. And when I use Norton GoBack it says there is an error with the disk drive.

    And it says the Windows disk drive is very unstable.

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    Default Re: Seriously needed help here :(

    Well, if the data is really that important, I would stop using the drive immediately and take it to a data recovery specialist.
    The more you try and "muck around" with it the less chance you have of recovering any data.

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    Default Re: Seriously needed help here :(

    Quote Originally Posted by CYaBro View Post
    Well, if the data is really that important, I would stop using the drive immediately and take it to a data recovery specialist.
    The more you try and "muck around" with it the less chance you have of recovering any data.
    Recovery specialist? How much per hour?

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    Default Re: Seriously needed help here :(

    Did u buy it from Supercheap? Bad mistake if you did.

    Theyre not the most reliable people around, if u hadnt noticed from other posts in here about that place.

    Other than that, if u want to use it format it. Not much else u can do if it doesnt boot into Windows. And recovery console doesnt work.

    What happens if u connect it to a working computer as a slave?? Can you get into it?

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