Mr. P Crashed

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    My puter crashed...I'm on a ole one..takes time to get everythhing back up to speed...

    I was on windows xp..home...anyone know what the error "can't write to file
    C:/$mft." means? that's what I was getting.. Thought it may have been a bug
    but it wasn't, so I defagged..that killed me..I can't even boot in safe mode..

    Any ideas?
     
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    You have some major malware intrusion....you need to purchase a complete system restore CD.....! good luck! :eek2:
     
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    I don't know that I can even do that, I can't even get a full boot-up.
    And I have tons of stuff I need to recover first. :cry:
     
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    You taking 'puter advice from Pale Rider again?
     
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    Attach the drive you need the data off of onto the computer your using now as a second drive. Copy data from it that you need, then put it back where it belongs and reformat and reinstall the OS.
     
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    That may work...this puter is win98 the dead one is win.xp do you think that'll work? Or does the OS even matter? It may be worth a try...
     
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    It doesn't matter if the secondary drive is Win95/98/2000/XP... The drive will show up under my computer and you should hopefully be able to copy your data elsewhere. Don't forget jumper settings! master/slave

    Reminders:
    1- bookmarks
    2- cookies
    3- desktop files/folders
    4- .doc, .xls, .ppt - data files
    5- Downloaded programs & data
    6- Programs will obviously need to be reinstalled
     
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    I'll let ya know...one thing I forgot, the dead puter is a laptop, this one is
    a desktop, I've worked on many desktops but never a lap..
    are the HD even compatable? :dunno: I was also thinking about some sort of
    direct connect, I think I remember something called firewire..Do you know anything about that?
     
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    Looks like I got er.. :clap:
    One more boot to see for sure..
     

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