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Possible Corrupted Hard Drive

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Doing nothing out of the ordinary, not having any new programs downloaded, suddenly my computer froze and I decided to restart it by holding the power switch. From there after rebooting it, I cant get pass the 'Windows' loading screen when the computer first starts up. I get the same outcome when running on last known good what ever. Running it in safe mode, it jumps to Windows is now loading... and hangs there, and if I click the mouse enough it freezes.

Reformat seems like the best idea, but I have a lot of files I cant afford to lose. Is there a way for me to grab those files off my hard drive and stick up in a external one?

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  • xYakusoku May 31, 2008

    When you say recover the files by using another computer, how do I actually do that? Its a laptop. I have two laptops so I could probably do it myself, but I just need to know how.

    What I was doing exactly til the moment it froze. I finished watching a video 'tower of druaga' then went to chat with a client I have just done a shoot for. I was sending her pictures so she could play with them and edit them how ever she pleases. After 2-3 minutes of that, i was browsing and suddenly it froze. From there yeah.

    -Thank you in advance
    ~Tony


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Is it a lappy or desktop? if its a desktop, you can make your drive a slave in order to recover those files that you want. same goes if its a lappy. however, it would give you a hard time becasue you have to take out the HD fro the lappy unlike the Desktop cpu.

seems like your froze to a point it cant pass over the startup windows loading. it may be that some window files were tampered by an illegal operation by some of your programs.

reformat will do the trick. recover your files by using another cpu of a friend and after that, reformat that drive.

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