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Britt Griswold <[log in to unmask]>
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Mon, 9 Nov 1998 16:31:10 -0500
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>I seem to be up doodoo creek without the paddles.
>The problem is that when I try to load new system software, whether from
>the floppy disks OR the CD, it stops within a few seconds and says there
>is a "problem" - and won't load the new system software.
>My next thought is that I should do a clean install, but first try to
>back up my important files to a Zip disk. I can get a Zip to open using
>the Iomega Guest, but when I try to copy a file from the hard drive to
>the disk, it freezes or crashes. I DID back stuff up recently, but there
>are files there that I'd rather not lose if possible.
>Is there any hope of another way to get at those files to save them
>before I wipe the HD? Any other ways out?
>I'll owe anyone who can guide me out of this mess!
>Thanks -

You are in pretty deep here Cindy.  I don't have a formula to get out of
this one.  The only thing I can suggest right now is to run the Norton Disk
recovery on it.  If you have been using the File Saver function, it should
display a list of your files.  Or Use the Pattern recognition Function if
you have not.  But the test will be if you can copy them to a Zip Disk from
inside Norton, you might be able to since it was able to read your disk for
the Disk Doctor.  If you are successful you should be able to list files by
Date, I think, then just copy those since your last backup.

Let us know what happens.
I hope this makes us all want to do a backup tonight.


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