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Laptop i have a loptop PC and its windows has been currepted so it needs a fresh installation but i have very very very important DATA in Desktop and My documents and Windows is also install in C and i cant repair the windows bcz i dont have the same CD of windows which is orginal and install in that laptop and some people gave me advices to Take out its hard disk and attach it with other computer to copy the data from C drive but i cant do this bcz i am affraid of its damages, so now if you people gave me ideas what to do?

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  • kamalkaker Feb 07, 2009

    Thanks alot from all of you, but i found another solution for it, i booted the laptop from Win98 and i copied all files from C to D from Dos and then i format the C drive and then installed windows in C when i installed i saw that all the files have copied in D so i am very happy.





    Thanks,,

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Use the disc that you have to see if you can repair the installation of Windows. As long as it isn't an earlier version of what you have installed, you can use it. For example, if you are using XP with Service Pack 2 and your disk is XP with SP1, you won't be able to use it for repair. You can certainly take out the drive and attach it to another computer, however, you need some equipment to do this. A laptop hard drive is a lot smaller than a desktop one, so you can't just pop it into an empty slot. You will need to get a laptop hardrive enclosure. You put your laptop hard drive in there, make the connections (it is VERY easy) and then attach the laptop hard drive to another computer. You can then see if you can read the disk that way. Most likely, you will be able to since you aren't trying to boot from the drive. Then you can take off the important data and replace your laptop hard drive and start over with a clean install.

I would be wary of downloading an illegal copy of Windows from anywhere. Those copies are fraught with viri and other malware, not to mention that it is ILLEGAL and you will not be able to update the OS.


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To be honest your best option is to remove the drive and connect it to another computer.. other than that you can try and download a copy of your operating system using Bit Torrent and use the cd to attempt a recovery. What version of windows are you using?

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