Having problems with your Toshiba Satellite M45-S165 Notebook ?
Boot problem I did chkdsk /r from a Windows Xp CD and after 8 hours it was on 56%.
It stopped and said that this volume has one or more unrecoverable
files (or something like that). I would format the hard drive but I
need the data in it and i haven't made any backup. If I re-install
windows will they be erased?
When you install XP (again) it will search for previous installations, It will locate the previous install and ask if you would like to keep the current files or reformat the drive. Choose to keep the files. When the install complete, you will still have your files and a new install of the os. (NOTE: sometimes if your files are stored in those damaged file, they may be unrecoverable. With that, my other solution would be to install the os on a new hard drive and connect your 'old' drive as a slave. This should give you access to your files.
If you repair the os using the cd, The personal files will remain as is.But if you format the drive and reinstall the os then everything is wiped out. Try repairing the os, If not then log on using the safe mode and copy your data on to a different drive. Or use a floppy to log through dos mode and back up your data
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