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HELP HELP HELP! I can't get my home PC to start - All my photos of the children are gone

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SheikYerbouti · 20/02/2008 15:36

I am distraught

Just went tonrto other PC, asI need something off it (am on work PC at the mo) and It tells me Windows won;t start as something is coirrupt.

What am I coing to do?

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mrsflowerpot · 20/02/2008 15:37

Oh no! Can you get it to boot up from the Windows disc?

This happened to me recently and dh got all my files etc off by doing that.

SheikYerbouti · 20/02/2008 15:40

I ahve.t got a windows disk. I have had orther computer since 2002, anbd have moved house 4 times inbetween - so it could be anywhere

excuse the typing,
I am xcrying

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southeastastra · 20/02/2008 15:41

don't panic, you can probably start it in safe mode. (trying to think how)

tissy · 20/02/2008 15:41

have you backed up any of the photos onto cds?

SheikYerbouti · 20/02/2008 15:42

thing that's corrupt is


no idea

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mrsflowerpot · 20/02/2008 15:43

Can you google the exact error message you are getting and see if there is any help on forums etc?

SheikYerbouti · 20/02/2008 15:43

No tissy. I never got round to it

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Olihan · 20/02/2008 15:44

Don't panic, my laptop did this a couple of weeks ago. I have no idea how to fix it but the IT technician at dh's work retrieved every single one of my photos. So they are not gone for ever. I'd advise not fiddling and taking it to someone who knows about puters.

(then back up all your photos!)

SheikYerbouti · 20/02/2008 15:44

Oh god, why am I such a useless prick

I should have backed them all up

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southeastastra · 20/02/2008 15:45

geekstogo are fab at online help if you need it.

tissy · 20/02/2008 15:45

ok, so when you've sorted it, that's the first thing you do...

do you have a local computer shop? I'm sure someone with techy knowledge could sort it in a trice.

What version of windows was it?

SheikYerbouti · 20/02/2008 15:51

Itr's windows XP

I don;pt hasve a CD for it. I have just loooked

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tissy · 20/02/2008 15:55

do you know anyone who has a windows xp disk that you could borrow? (Am a Mac user so can't help, I'm afraid).

SheikYerbouti · 20/02/2008 15:55

oh fucky fuck

Os there anything I can do without the CD?

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SheikYerbouti · 20/02/2008 15:56

not was far as I know. They don;t use it at work (we use macs there too)

Work PC is 2000 professional version

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VictorianSqualor · 20/02/2008 16:01

Sheiky, just calm down a second, I had this problem and restored my PC to factory settings losing ever picture of DS from birth to 16months and tons of DD, the next day I spoke to my friend who could have got them back for me [twat]

Try getting a CD copy off ebay or asking if anyone on here has one, I'm sure if anyone has it they'll happily let you borrow it.

Just don't do anything that will wipe the pc cos then they will be lost. Right now they aren't.

VictorianSqualor · 20/02/2008 16:03

Something like this might help, just wait until someone who knows exactly what you need comes along and then get it, until then don't touch the pc.

SheikYerbouti · 20/02/2008 17:16

fucky fucky fuck

have CD hopwe will work and that I donlt wipe all data

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SheikYerbouti · 20/02/2008 17:53

it's not doing owt

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2shoes · 20/02/2008 17:58

hope this helps

PortAndLemon · 20/02/2008 18:00

Go to local computer repair shop. Someone will be able to sort it out for you, almost certainly.

pedilia · 20/02/2008 18:08

PC World have a PC repair service, you just tske it in!

For future reference you can back up all your photos to Photobucket or Flickr.

Hope you get them back

SlightlyMadSecretSoundWinner · 20/02/2008 18:09


You need to calm down.

Your operatin ystem sounds broken t hat is just a program.

Your hard drive and the files on it will all be fine. You just need to access them.

Find a computor guru in RL and if they can't fix your acrtual PC there is a v good chance they will be able to take your hard drive out, hook it up to another PC and recover all of your files.

SheikYerbouti · 20/02/2008 18:18

god, I could cry

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SheikYerbouti · 20/02/2008 18:20

I do have a mate who can get the files and stuff, but I just feel so fecking stupid that I have let this happen, when I could have just backed everything up

I have about 200 albums worth of music on there. How the fuck will I get all that onto p CD??

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