start up winxp

  El jimbo 21:30 13 Apr 2008
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I cannot start my computer.

I have used the recovery disc but it will not reinstall windows over the existing installation, it tries to format the disc first. To make things worse I accidently let it format 4 % of the disc.

  mrwoowoo 22:02 13 Apr 2008

I would think that you have no choice now but to do a full reformat and reinstall Windows.

  deadwoodman 22:50 13 Apr 2008

what are you trying to do save whats on the disk ?

  el jimbo2 20:55 14 Apr 2008

guys, sorry for the delay. I accidently got myself locked out of the forum. But I rejoined with a new name.

My daughter has lots of photos of her old address and school. I don't want to lose these.with win 98 you could reinstall over the original, or even repair.

  el jimbo2 20:56 14 Apr 2008

I can get to a c prompt though. I have no floppy drive on the machine.

  Fruit Bat /\0/\ 22:23 14 Apr 2008

Testdisc click here
Drive Rescue click here

  woodchip 22:33 14 Apr 2008

Try using testdisk to unformat click here

  el jimbo2 19:55 15 Apr 2008

Guys, let me understand:

I download it onto another pc;

copy it onto a cd;

I boot up the problem pc with my recovery disc;

then I put the downloaded cd into the problem pc.

is that it?

I haven't got the unzip software ( it's not free antmore?).

  el jimbo2 12:59 06 May 2008

I have used it to get a c prompt.

I changed to d:.

When I type in testdisk.exe, I get command not recognized. The bloody thing does not run. help.

  el jimbo2 13:24 06 May 2008

I can see setup.exe in the directory, but if I type setup.exe it come up with command not recognized.

  Ditch999 14:03 06 May 2008

your d: drive may now be your e: drive. Add one letter on to whatever it used to be.

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