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Thread: Reinstalled 4 xp times - 7gb left over of 80 gb

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    Ok...
    A buddy of mine decided to clean his system...
    he reinstalled it 4 times (2xtimes with errors + cancelling reinstall) ontop of each other without reformat
    he was despereate to play a game....

    he forgot to backup his vitals...before reinstall

    Good News - the game works
    Bad news - he only has 7gb left of his 80gbs and he needs his stuff..

    there a 4 "users" in my documents and setting - i can only axcess the present one - Even in Administrator mode, even in Safe Mode the other users come up as axcess deneid.
    When i right clik on the non axcessible users - in properties they all contain 0kb...

    I havent tried an undelete program yet
    but is ithere a way to get his stuff back - burn it
    and then do a clean format and reinstall?

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    Wierd that some of it stayed but the rest didn't either way hes only going to be able to recove mayve 30% at the max.


  3. Software & Hardware   -   #3
    but how?


    i will do the undelete prog thing tomorrow - but if he simply reinstalled over it doesnt mean it is deleted..

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    muchspl3's Avatar muchspl3 > muchspl2
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    good luck

    reformat all and install it just once

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    GepperRankins's Avatar we want your oil!
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    look for a folder called c:\install... delete that, or as much of it as you can


    sorry. ignore that. i thought you said the hard-drive was full
    Last edited by GepperRankins; 06-22-2005 at 07:02 PM.

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    Virtualbody1234's Avatar Forum Star BT Rep: +2
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    You could run Knoppix Bootable CD Linux (not installed) and backup any data on the HDD you need before the reformat. While in Knoppix you can access all the files on the drive even password protected user data.

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    muchspl3's Avatar muchspl3 > muchspl2
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    its going to be soo fucked up I doubt you will be able to recover anything, hell he reset the mbr 4 times, I doubt anyone could recover it...

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    maebach's Avatar Team FST Captain
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    same, i highly doubt youd get anything out of it.

  9. Software & Hardware   -   #9
    Quote Originally Posted by Virtualbody1234
    You could run Knoppix Bootable CD Linux (not installed) and backup any data on the HDD you need before the reformat. While in Knoppix you can access all the files on the drive even password protected user data.
    yes i have my doubts also

    ok so Miss Linux knoppix is the answer - nice tip - will try
    could also come usefull in the future
    thankyou

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