View Full Version : Total hard drive loss

08-10-2005, 02:28 AM
I just lost my entire harddrive because of a problem with windows that I was unable to fix. I tried to use my windows xp cd to repair it but it started installing again from scratch. I have lost tons of vital information and havent been able to play or use my computer all night. Now I am in need of finding another cd key for windows xp and I dont think they exist. What am I supposed to do buy another copy? Sorry if this is rambling but it has been a very frustrating night.

08-10-2005, 03:35 AM
this is rambling

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Take a deep breath. What exactly do you want to know?

08-10-2005, 05:00 AM
That sucks man. Sorry. I have 2 backups of my entire C drive because of the possibility of something like that.

08-10-2005, 01:31 PM
Ya, I wish I had done that. I lost a lot of stuff I wont be able to ever get back. Im up in running now all I need to do is find a driver for my onboard audio which is proving to be a huge pain in the ass.

08-10-2005, 01:36 PM
Didn't you even try to recover it? Did you learn from your mistake and separated data and operating system now?

08-10-2005, 02:15 PM
What happened was I intended to install a new copy of windows over itself but I installed professional instead of corporate so it started from scratch. The problem I had was pretty serious and I was fairly convinced it was a hardware problem at the time. In any case now I am having a hell of a time getting my onboard sound up and running /images/graemlins/mad.gif Ya, Ill back things up in the future and I have the operating system on a seperate partition.

08-10-2005, 02:20 PM
What soundchip is it?

*edit: saw the other thread now*