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iam sure that if your windows wont load and you can not get it to start you may have to put your hdd to another computer using a usb drive,or add it to another computer as a slave,or when putting new xp on see if it will let you keep your files.
Yes,you can get your files back if you didn't overwrite these files. However, you need some data recovery program to help you. Try Card Data Recovery, It can help you retrieve deleted files within minutes.
Nope. you cannot access your files. even if you use a external hard dive to access the files.
i suggest you install windows 7 in your computer but do not reformat the hard disk . in that way your files will still be saved in your harddrive. Once you have access to your files i suggest you save them in a flash drive or external hard drive if you have one. then reformat your computer and install a windows xp.
here is a tutorial on how to install windows 7 without reformatting your harddrive.
Goodluck. If you have any success using my solution please give me updates.. Thanks
Your hard drive is corrupted - virus, bad driver file, etc... You may need to reformat and re-install Windows or operating system. Before you do that, remove the harddrive and "slave" it on another computer to backup you data. The other computer should be able to discover the corrupted harddrive allowing you to do the backup. Then you can proceed with the repair or reformat.
Remove (or take to your local computer shop) the Win 98 hard drive from the computer. Put this drive in an external USB drive enclosure. Plug this enclosure into a Windows XP vintage computer. Copy the data to this computer.
Remove the harddrive where your files are save then try to open it in
another PC if problem persist there something wrong with your
harddrive. Try to format your harddrive then after formating use a
software that recover your files but im not sure that all files will be
recover im 50/50% you you dont have that program I have some just ask
assistance. But if your drive is ok then your files is also there.
There is something wrong with OS matbe it is attact by a virus.
This kind of device its usually a plug and play thing. are u using it as a slave or a the master disc?? make sure the that u plugged it in the right spot, and that the jumpers are correctly positioned. if this isn't your problem, i would recommend doing a zap on it, and the formatting it
Most likely you have a virus and it has corrupted the boot files of the OS. Most likely you'll have to reformat the computer with your original OS disk and lose everything. Your only option for saving information would be to perhaps run a check disk and fix the errors or use a Linux Live CD and manually mount the hard drive to recover any data.
First copy all your wanted data onto a CD / DVD (DVD RW best) and then once you've reformated your pc copy them back onto your desktop
The next option would be to buy an external harddrive. These are great because you can just move all the data you want back and force between your computer and external harddrive. This might be your best choice but it is a bit more costly