Today’s post comes directly from my PDA because my PCs hard-drive wont boot up my operating system it never finishes loading the Windows XP Boot screen it just keeps loading and loading, I blame my brother for this because he was the last person to touch it while I was at work in London with my Dad but he says all he done was turn the PC on and it was like that, luckily enough I have most of my files backed up on my secondary hard-drive unfortunately it may look like I’ve lost my emails and other personal documents including personal photos. I have tried to get those files by installing the hard-drive in my brothers PC but Windows gives me an error and wont let me access any files, I’ve tried booting to Dos with a NTFS boot disk program to recover the files but unfortunately I can only copy the files to a FAT partition not to another NTFS partition like my secondary hard-drive is.
I’m now in the process of using another recovery tool which I have installed on my brothers PC and its currently locating all the files it can recovery, there’s about 20 minutes left on it so lets hope that this program works as it has in the past so I can recovery most of my important files, I will update this post later on my success or failure.
Update: 04/08/2005 00:00
It’s now exactly midnight and the recovery system has finally finished indexing all the files and is now recovering the files I have selected to recover from my hard-drive, it has taken so long because I have a lot on this 250GB hard-drive! I have to go to work in 7 hours time so I better get to bed now and leave it recovering all my data. If you ever have a similar problem to me and need to recover your files I recommend you buy GetDataBack either for FAT or NTFS it’s recovered my data in the past and it’s done the same this time too.