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My Acer Aspire One ZG5 will not boot up. I know how to fix but I will lose photos on my hard drive. How can I recover these photos before I recover the operation system?

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If you get the windows CD that corresponds with the version you have on your PC you can boot it and first try a recovery console and at the C:\WINDOWS> prompt type chkdsk /r let that finish through then try to boot your system again. If this doesn't fix your problem you can boot that OS CD again and try a OS Repair Install, this will not overwrite any of your saved data, like photos and documents etc.

Another thing you can do is borrow or download a linux live CD boot it and it will let you mount the hard disk and copy any user files to a DVD or other backup medium. Then once backed up you can do a system restore from the Acer disks.

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