Anyone knows a good disaster recovery tool????

Discussion in 'Windows Vista Hardware' started by flora935, May 22, 2008.

  1. flora935

    flora935 Guest

    Hi people, I have a computer that was working very well, but lately whe
    I was working on a important project, there was a power fluctuation fo
    a couple of times (I thought that was normal) but after the last powe
    fluctuation my computer refused to boot up. There seems to be a failur
    of some kind…..but I need to get the projects back that are still i
    that disk

    I would be thankful if you could suggest any good tools to get th
    files and documents back
    flora935, May 22, 2008
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  2. flora935

    propman Guest

    Unless you have a confirmed hardware failure there are a couple of
    things to try:

    Try booting up into "Safe Mode". Press the F8 key when the cursor is
    flashing on the top left hand side of the screen and before the Windows
    logo appears.

    If you have access to an emergency bootup disk (one may have come with
    your system when you purchased it), use that to bootup, repair the
    system etc. Depending on your resources with respect to accessing the
    internet, you should be able to download a viable bootdisk from the
    following location:

    The manufacturer of your computer system may also have emergency
    bootdisks available for downloading.

    You also may be able to use a Linux Live CD to boot the system...that
    way you can check to see if the harddrive itself is still functional.
    They can be downloaded from:

    If no success with these methods but have access to another computer,
    install the hard drive in the replacement computer to retrieve the files
    you wish to save.
    propman, May 22, 2008
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  3. flora935

    Nonny Guest

    ALERT: his "computer refused to boot up"!!!
    Nonny, May 22, 2008
  4. If you are unskilled at troubleshooting, seek assistance from someone who
    is, especially if these documents are important to you. There are so many
    potential problems that could be causing your issue, and some
    troubleshooting steps that others may recommend could cause permanent loss
    of the data you seek to recover.
    Richard G. Harper, May 22, 2008
  5. flora935

    Rick Rogers Guest


    If you suspect a power supply issue, then you should be replacing that piece
    of hardware. As the previous fluctuations may have damaged other components,
    I would recommend that you find a local professional to check the system. It
    may be a wise idea to remove the hard drive and image it prior to attempting
    any repairs to guard against data loss. Voltage irregularities can severly
    damage internal components, and it may not be visible.
    Rick Rogers, May 22, 2008
  6. flora935

    propman Guest

    yes and what of it.....boot up means come to a ready with the operating
    system ready to go. A computer with no operating system will still turn
    on and go through internal proceedures....of course it's going to barf
    when it finds out it has no operating system to load but the computer
    itself is physically fine.

    The OP mentions "a failure of some kind".......which could span hardware
    or software failures.

    Power fluctuations can scrabble hard drive data info....but that doesn't
    mean that any of his hardware has failed.
    propman, May 22, 2008
  7. flora935

    propman Guest

    FWIW, they are more prone to scrabble data to written to a storage
    medium such as a hard drive.
    propman, May 22, 2008
  8. flora935

    propman Guest

    He could always remove the hard drive before attempting to troubleshoot
    it for the first time...... but I doubt that he did as one of the first
    things most people do when their systems don't come up to full operating
    state is shut down the system and then try rebooting....some more than once.
    propman, May 22, 2008
  9. flora935

    margaret3515 Guest

    This seems to be a case of disaster recovery. Disaster is jus
    un-avoidable form of error.This cannot be avoided but some precaution
    can be taken. I think that, as this was due to a power fluctuation
    there may be an effect in the working parts of the disk. You shoul
    consult a 'disaster recovery' ( t
    get your job done.This can be very frustating and may be worthless i
    you try to get the data back by yourself and the situation gets worse.S
    better take the safe route and get the projects saved in a reliabl

    All The Best!!!
    margaret3515, May 23, 2008
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