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  1. #11


    Posts : 4
    windows 8


    Quote Originally Posted by znod View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by activeviii View Post
    Hi all.
    I'm on my phone to typing is not great. Sorry

    I spent 2 hours on the phone with ms today gosh know what that call cost me he he.

    Anyway. They could not fix it either. In the end they took over my spare laptop and burnt me win8 with a key. To a DVD disc. I can not put the iso disc into the dell PC and get to repair state, but it will not repair or refresh. All I can do is format and rebuild. Losing all my work. Photos and docs as well as paid for programs the I dragged from my old PC. I will loss the lot as I have no back up of these. I has walked away for now to see if someone can come up with a way for me to refresh the system so I don't lose it all.

    Thank for your help people

    All the best

    Phil
    Some, in dire straits, have installed ubuntu as I recall. Then, as I recall, used data recovery software to rescue their files. Doubt you can install ubuntu though. Not sure.
    im going to put Ubuntu onto an old laptop i have here to see how it runs.



    Quote Originally Posted by smurfercom View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by activeviii View Post
    Hi all.
    I'm on my phone to typing is not great. Sorry

    I spent 2 hours on the phone with ms today gosh know what that call cost me he he.

    Anyway. They could not fix it either. In the end they took over my spare laptop and burnt me win8 with a key. To a DVD disc. I can not put the iso disc into the dell PC and get to repair state, but it will not repair or refresh. All I can do is format and rebuild. Losing all my work. Photos and docs as well as paid for programs the I dragged from my old PC. I will loss the lot as I have no back up of these. I has walked away for now to see if someone can come up with a way for me to refresh the system so I don't lose it all.

    Thank for your help people

    All the best

    Phil
    I think your best bet is just pull the HDD out and stick it in your other pc, grab your files and photos and wipe the drive. Dell usually uses clip mounts so it's super easy to pull the drive with no tools.
    i like your idea of grabbing the files as a slave HDD. with it have to be into another win 8 machine or will a win 7 work out?

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  2. #12


    Posts : 60
    W8 Inspiron 17R W8P+MCE HTPC


    Quote Originally Posted by activeviii View Post
    i like your idea of grabbing the files as a slave HDD. with it have to be into another win 8 machine or will a win 7 work out?
    Doesn't matter both OS's will see the drive as logical storage.
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