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i need backup help!

ryann
Occasional Visitor

i need backup help!

I recently made the bonehead mistake of losing everything on my computer, it was totally wiped out. i tried reloading windows, but never got an hp backup disk for my computer. can this be downloaded online?
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Roger Faucher
Honored Contributor

Re: i need backup help!

There are utilities available that can recover files even if you've formatted the hard disk. Try googling 'file recovery utilities'.

Make a great day!

Roger
Make a great day!

Roger
Jose Montano
Occasional Contributor

Re: i need backup help!

Try to use an Unformat utility, I have used one from Symantec this was five years ago and it worked.
Maybe you will find one from another vendor as well.
Good luck.
Keep working you'll get it done
Rich S
Honored Contributor

Re: i need backup help!

Some of the HP's have a seperate partition to store the recovery data.

If that is gone and you can not recover the data as per the previous posts suggestion, then a new FULL version of the OS would be the next step.

There are FULL legal versions of XP on the internet for about $115. These are OEM copies and you will not get help from Microsoft. That is why they are so cheap.

Again make sure it is a FULL version and not an UPGRADE. FULL will allow you to load on an empty hard drive were upgrade will not.

Also note that the HOME version is cheaper due to rumor that MS will not support soon after vista is released.


Rich

Rich