Can I Recover My Files? HELP? RRS feed

  • Question


    My computer would freeze after a few minutes and I tried everything I read about.  I tried backing up my files but the computer would not run long enough.  I am running Windows Vista.  Well, not it can not find operating system.  My question is can I still some how get my files off of the hard drive?
    Wednesday, October 22, 2008 4:31 AM


  • Hi


    Your best strategy in this situation is to get another hard drive and remove the current hard drive. Reinstall Windows to the new hard drive and then install the original hard drive as a slave.


    You can then move all of your important files from the original hard drive and move them to the new installation. You will still need to reinstall all of your software applications.


    Once you have recovered all of your files, you can then format the slave hard drive and use it for backups or to just store your important files.


    Hope this helps.


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    Ronnie Vernon
    Microsoft MVP
    Windows Desktop Experience
    Wednesday, October 22, 2008 5:24 AM