XP Won’t Boot :( Repair Series Part 1: POST and MBR Issues

XP Won’t Boot 🙁 Repair Series Part 1: POST and MBR Issues DISCLAIMER: These examples use techniques that I actually employ in the real world to deal with real problems. They might be wrong or dangerous. They might be inefficient. If you try them yourself, it might cause damage or irreparable loss. I take no […]

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XP Won’t Boot :( Repair Series Part 2: Bootloader to Logon Issues

XP Won’t Boot 🙁 Repair Series Part 2: Bootloader to Logon Issues DISCLAIMER: These examples use techniques that I actually employ in the real world to deal with real problems. They might be wrong or dangerous. They might be inefficient. If you try them yourself, it might cause damage or irreparable loss. I take no […]

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XP Won’t Boot :( Repair Series Part 3: Blue Screen Errors at XP Boot

XP Won’t Boot 🙁 Repair Series Part 3: Blue Screen Errors at XP Boot Diagnosing and fixing blue screen errors at boot in Windows XP is kind of heavy duty so I’m going to be less detailed on these as I only expect people with a deeper technical understanding and background to attempt to fix […]

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XP Won’t Boot :( Repair Series Part 4: Recovery Console and Other Tools

XP Won’t Boot 🙁 Repair Series Part 4: Recovery Console and Other Tools DISCLAIMER: These examples use techniques that I actually employ in the real world to deal with real problems. They might be wrong or dangerous. They might be inefficient. If you try them yourself, it might cause damage or irreparable loss. I take […]

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How To Fix: Recover Data From a Scratched or Damaged CD or DVD

How To Fix: Recover Data From a Scratched or Damaged CD or DVD DISCLAIMER: These examples use techniques that I actually employ in the real world to deal with real problems. They might be wrong or dangerous. They might be inefficient. If you try them yourself, it might cause damage or irreparable loss. I take […]

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Accessing and Assessing a Hard Drive’s S.M.A.R.T. Data

Accessing and Assessing a Hard Drive’s S.M.A.R.T. Data DISCLAIMER: These examples use techniques that I actually employ in the real world to deal with real problems. They might be wrong or dangerous. They might be inefficient. If you try them yourself, it might cause damage or irreparable loss. I take no responsibility for anything you […]

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Data Recovery Flowchart

Data Recovery Flowchart Use this when the drive is still detected by the computer but the data on it has become inaccessible. Click any of the flowchart blocks for a more detailed explanation. If you need personal help from me go here

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Windows ‘File Recovery’ series : Part 6 Reading/Editing The Windows Registry From Outside of Windows

Windows ‘File Recovery’ series Part 6 Reading/Editing The Windows Registry From Outside of Windows DISCLAIMER: These examples use techniques that I actually employ in the real world to deal with real problems. They might be wrong or dangerous. They might be inefficient. If you try them yourself, it might cause damage or irreparable loss. I […]

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Windows ‘File Recovery’ series : Part 5 Manually Recover a Deleted File From an NTFS File System

Windows ‘File Recovery’ series Part 5 Manually Recover a Deleted File From an NTFS File System DISCLAIMER: These examples use techniques that I actually employ in the real world to deal with real problems. They might be wrong or dangerous. They might be inefficient. If you try them yourself, it might cause damage or irreparable […]

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Windows ‘File Recovery’ series : Part 4 Recover Files From a Bad Hard Drive

Windows ‘File Recovery’ series Part 4 Recover Files From a Bad Hard Drive DISCLAIMER: These examples use techniques that I actually employ in the real world to deal with real problems. They might be wrong or dangerous. They might be inefficient. If you try them yourself, it might cause damage or irreparable loss. I take […]

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