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Old 02-03-2009, 10:21 PM
Location: Texas
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Originally Posted by Tek_Freek View Post

I wish Norton's old utility for file recovery was still around. I can't even remember the name of the program, but it would search on one side of the screen, and show you the dump on the other. Once you knew what to look for it got pretty easy to find the next file. For instance, if you finally found one of the music files you could then copy/paste the beginning of the header and search on it. Made finding the rest of them pretty easy. You could also scroll through the drive while watching the dump go by. If the file was a deleted file you could search for the first character that Windows used to show "deleted" I can't remember the ascii value, but it looked sort like an inverted 9, or a mirrored 6, I think.

The problem the OP has is that he files aren't deleted, just "hiding", so a program designed to recover deleted files is a complete waste of time.
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Old 02-04-2009, 07:57 AM
Location: Toledo
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Originally Posted by Brian.Pearson View Post
I was kind of curious about why it crashed. The system might have given some clue about what was going on, even if a OP didn't fully appreciate it at the time.
It happened when I tried to manually open the dvd-rom tray with a paper clip. I couldn't get the dvd-rom tray to open even after right-clicking on the drive to eject and pushing the dvd-rom tray button several times during a reboot. I pushed the paper clip in that little hole beneath the tray and saw what I thought was a spark before my computer shut off. I restarted the computer only to find that I couldn't boot into windows at all, not even in safe mode. It would try to boot then I would get a quick flash of a blue screen then it would restart.
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