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MY computer has crashed - HELP!

Posted: Sun Mar 26, 2006 4:26 am
by jhf
:( My computer has crashed, I can't get access back to the system, I have no access to the desktop, it says system files is missing. The XP cd installation repair doesn't work either. I have to tell you my MAIN priority is to rescue my personal files.

I have installed UBCD JUST now. Can I ask you all now, what can UBCD do for me? How do I through UBCD recover my files? Detailed instructions of what to do will be MUCH appreciated, what to press when I have booted with UBCD, as I am on the main screen of UBCD right now.

All I want is a copy of my files/ or move them, then I will format my harddrive.

C'mon guys

Posted: Sun Mar 26, 2006 7:05 am
by jhf
I've seen 11 users has viewed this thread, but still no one has replied to a desperate man's outcries :(

Posted: Sun Mar 26, 2006 12:00 pm
by SteelTrepid
I have been using UBCD daily in my new job.....mostly for testing hard drives, ram, and getting information about hardware.

I am just not really sure what tool will allow you the ability to copy those missing files to your hard drive. It could also be something else? A description of what happened to your system before this error started may help also.

My first suggestion is to familiarize yourself with recovery tools before disaster strikes. That way you are not freaking out when something bad happens and you have to completely rely on the ability of others to help you. It is Sunday today and I know a lot of people usually spend time with their families during the weekend. So I doubt you'll get much help today?? That's just an assumption though, I could be completely wrong.

Next suggestion is to use UBCD for Windows. That may provide a better "platform" to try and fix your problem.....or at least give you the ability to backup your important data before having to reinstall XP.

Posted: Sun Mar 26, 2006 6:31 pm
by Victor Chew
Try this:

- Connect another IDE HDD to your computer so that we can copy files from your existing partition(s) to this IDE HDD.

- Boot up FreeDOS ([DOS/Linux Boot Disks], [F1]).

- When booting up, make sure you enable NTFS support and see if it mounts your NTFS partition(s). If so, drive letter(s) will be assigned.

- Use FDISK + FORMAT to format the extra IDE HDD.

- Copy files from your NTFS partitions to your extra IDE HDD.

Good luck!

Posted: Mon Mar 27, 2006 10:36 am
by jhf
"My first suggestion is to familiarize yourself with recovery tools before disaster strikes."
Well, now disaster has struck and it's a little late for "what if's" now, isn't it? Sorry to sound rude, I'm just irritated with this comp.
IS there a difference between "usual" UBCD and UBCD for Windows? If so, what are they? Gonna check it out now myself.
Don't know what the "IDE" is? I have a external HD, so I HOPE we can use that?

Victor Chew, you just have to be more thorough, and explain what does instructions do, cause I'm not stupid to follow them blindly.

Posted: Tue Mar 28, 2006 11:34 am
by baronvonfoxbat7734
And wothout sounding rude myself, you need to be able to understand the differance between someone being mean with you and someone helping you. Victor gave you very clear and concise instructions on how to save your data. There is little to no explanation of what to do after that. Only things that can be added is what does format do or what fdisk is. then again... If you don't know what that is, then i would suggest you start to learn how to use google. Google is what is called a Web search engine. It allows you to find inedexed (already looked through and thumb marked fopr refereance) info to answer your query (what you looked for). You get to google by left mouse clicking twice within 5 seconds on the Internet Explorer icon on your desktop with is a Blue colored E. Once the window for IE has opened, left click once in the address bar (this where you can type the address of the site you are looking for at) and select all the text then press the delete key. This then removes all the text so you can type. Then press the following buttons in order...




. (period)







. (period)




Then press enter. Once at Google's home page, left mouse click in the search field (this is where you can search) and type in the word fdisk and press enter.

Rinse and repeat these above steps for any other term you do not recognize.

Posted: Wed Mar 29, 2006 10:46 am
by jhf
Very funny baronvonfoxrat :roll:

Who said anything about anyone being mean? :shock:

I know what "format" is and what it does, but I was wondering if it was the same in UBCD, IF it is and if I would've followed his instructions it would've delete my files, and the point was to avoid that. And you can knock it off with "google it", I hate google, search engines are a pain. I just asked him a question that I wanted a answer to, and I wanted it from HIM, NOT google, if I want to google then I'll google, and if he doesn't want to answer it, then fine.

If we go by your way of doing things, people should never be allowed to ask any questions at all, since google has all the answers.

Posted: Mon Apr 03, 2006 6:05 am
by baronvonfoxbat7734
I suggest looking for answers before asking. There is many questions that people ask without doing a single bit of research. I apologize if i sounded harsh but you were asking questions without even looking up data for yourself. If everyone on the internet came to you asking how to do something when a simple search engine could have supplied the info for you to begin with, would you be upset.

I am not trying to start anything... Just defending Victor since he explained what to do and you said no and wanted to know exactly what did what. i have seen many people act like that on many forums and it bothers me. I makes me madder when someone asks a question that is already answerd on the site someplace else.

Also had you read his instructions, he said to hook up an external drive and make sure it was formated and such. If it was not, then how to format it. Not formatting your internal drive.