Originally Posted by hefemeister
great idea. I would still try to get the critical data off first. If you have no backup and have critical data, save it first then try to repair the disk. No sense in trying to repair a disk only to render it useless which is always a possiblity. In the future if you have critical data ALWAYS back it up so you can suffer a hd failure.
I actually do have a backup (.bfk file) and some other files. Unfortuately, they are about a week or two old.
It's actually my wife's work PC I'm working on. I've been TRYING in vain to teach her (and get her) to BACKUP her files! She is very good about using the memory sticks, but not her PC files.
That said... how do I go about accessing these .bfk files on another PC ?? I'll have to reformat the original HD to access it there I presume.
One thing I'm gonna try with that HD..... I just bought a USB External HD enclosure the other day. I'm going to set it up in there and see what I can access.
If (WHEN), I do access it. I'll of course do a Virus scan on it before anything....but how do I clean the MBR if the virus is located there ???
Am going to have to reformat/reinstall this HD ???