Thank you Jacqui how refreshing it is to find people that want to help you thank you very much you have renewed my faith in online help.since i last posted i was able to reformat bad drive and some what restore it now if i plug drive in as secondry drive from my old good drive i can accese it allthough i have lost all data my main aim now is to try and save bad drive if posible as new drives are not cheap and being a drouht strickin farmer in australia every cent counts, i can accese drive from my good drive and it seems fine windows is reinstalled it looks ok I performed reg scan and fix on bad drive but when i plug it in as main drive i get screen that says KERNEL_DATA_INPAGE ERROR the Windows root > system 32 hal dll error seems to have been fixed but this new kernel error has come up , i apolagise for been such a pain, do you think or can you recomend a program that might fix this or should i do as you sugested and get new drive, when i purchast PC i it did not come with windows XP install cd it was just on system ? i thank you again for your time and help and look forwards to hereing from youkind regards terry davies
I had windows corruption and try to do recovery with -R option after booting from CD but no joy. I installed windows in anoter directory ie c:window and now from the bootloader i can go to the windows i installed but not to the previous version.I have data on it and want to recover. The partition shows healthy but I cannot assign a drive letter or enable it.
I rebooted my system 3 times but I stil see the same. I can neither boot into windows nor I can install 7 on my disk by creating a new partition as I will pemanently lose the data. So I thought of buying a new hard disk and installing windows 7 on it and trying to recover the data from the OLD one. I have hopes from this forum that I wil get a resolution. 2b1af7f3a8