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View fies in my hardisk when windows does not load

I have a "Non- system disk or disk error" due to which I'm forced to format my harddisk before reinstalling windows using the restore CD.
But i want to check to see if it has an files which need.
Any suggestions on how can do this without windows and starting from the 'C:\>". I tried using 'dir' command which did not show folders inside my 'c:'.
I have accesss to a bootable CD drive attached to this laptop.

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  • Brian Ebeling May 11, 2010

    when did this start to happen, the error i mean? does this happen when you try to boot or does it go into your o.s. and it comes up? what o.s. are you using?

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Well it sounds like you are booting with the cd however it's your harddrive that's having a issue.
Go into the bios and check to see if your computer see's a hard drive.
If you can't do that put the laptop against your ear and listen to see if you hear the harddrive spin up.
Either way you do not have access to c:\
The harddrive either died or someone might have dropped it or jarred it and somehow it came unplugged depending on the laptop or notebook you have.

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