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Hitting the F11 key by mistake when booting up

When booting on today my granddaughter hit the F11 key and I lost all my files. Any suggestions?

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Try this.
Press F8 key (several times) as you boot up.
Then select Last Known Good Configuration
Hopefully you can then see your files.
If you can then back them up, you should do this regularly in case the hard disk fails.

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Data recovery!!! its the only way, you have to send the hard drive away and its expensive, sorry

Kind regards

Posted on Jan 26, 2009


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