:sad: my pc is a emachin 80gb h/d,512 mb of memory. athon prosessor2.1ghz. i went into the check local disk utilities & did scan for & attempt recovery of bad sectors. pc was starting act funny. window poped up in the system tray saying something about memory was getting low. did a mem test utility & it passed. the memory is at 488 mb. anyway in chkdsk i clicked on scan for & attempt to recover bad sectors. it went all the way to phase 4 & bar went to the end & acted like it froze. not knowing later that it might have taken all night, i thougt it froze & tried to close it out & also tried to do a restart & no such luck. so then a did a very lg. mistake by unplugging it . a big no no. i found out about that later after surfing the net for help. when i turned it back on it booted to a dark screen w/ some kind of garble at the top to center also had at the top at first that said <windows root>/system32hal.dll. then scrolled down to the bottom & said boot c: twice then below that it said press ctrl-alt-del to continue. it showed this every time i rebooted but did'nt say windows root message anymore. i tried installing my operating cd's that came w/ it disk 1 1st & said i would lose all the data if continued. so i removed it. did a pcbeginner h/d test long scan & came up giving me a error code d7a5aa7b which means the drive was failing. & said for me to do a back up. but i can't boot to windows to do this. i want to do a repair w/ my cd's emachine said on chat that i would have a 91% chance to retieve all my data. they sold me some software that cost me $60.00 cause i was desperate. all my important data is on that drive. it was at the d: drive sacnning it when this happened. does this mean i've lost all my data or is there another solution? it may be next week before i get the software which is a package of 4 cd's. any help would be appreciated please!!!. sorry for the long post but i did'nt want to miss anything. thanks for any replies.:mrgreen:
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best thing to do is remove your failing harddrive and have it installed in another computer as slave and copy important data to drive of other computer,
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if any file remain on you old drive ,its just a simple drag and drop to the working computers harddrive ,through the window file manager, shortct to that is the windows key +E, no software needed ,then when you get a new harddrive and install windows on it ,you can …
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