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Hdd data back

Once i suddenly lost power from ups and the whole system gets shutdown,when i restarts it shows data read error even i was not able to install win xp again what to do?please help me.i ve some imp. data with it.
model: WD800BB

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Re: hdd data back

I got messagewhile installing xp "setup cannot access this disk"
what to do plz suggest me?

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Re: hdd data back

Hey... whats the error message you are getting when trying to installl Win XP...

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Re: hdd data back

Setup your operating system thru repair, how? install your winxp by pressing the repair instead of INSTALL NEW FRESH WINXP. in this way you can recover the corrupted parts of the operating system. don not reformat. i hope that this will help you and i am expecting a positive response from you.

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safe end to this particians in long run can hurt your comp more than help it i suggest buying another hdd to make your back ups or get a portable pull out system hdd this ensures your files are as easy to get as putting in a new hard drive
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