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To: Concerned
Yeah,

OS Not Found means that your computer is unable to locate the program that provides the interface between the hardware and the user.

This can happen for numerous reasons, and nobody in their right mind would guarantee the recovery of your data from such a crash. That being said, there is a really good chance to recover your data.

Basically, they will get a functioning system and attach your drive as a secondary disk. The functioning system should automatically recognize the new disk as a new physical drive D: (the CD drive might come up as the E: drive).

Once they have successfully attached your data up as the secondary disk then its a matter of xcopy d:\mydocuments c:\recovereddata /s /e

It's always polite to keep all of your data located in the My Documents folder. That way the technician can back up the Documents and Settings folder without having to search all over the place for your data files.

Good Luck,

This tape will self destruct in 5... 4... 3... 2...
11 posted on 03/03/2003 6:08:42 PM PST by Samurai_Jack
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To: Samurai_Jack
in their right mind would guarantee the recovery of your data from such a crash.

Send it to me, I'm in my right mind and I could fix or recover the data with one hand tied behind my back. In other words, your assertion is ludicrous, this is an easy recovery option. It only gets hard after the second quick format....

22 posted on 03/03/2003 7:53:31 PM PST by RedWing9 (We will vie for Lord Stanley... again!)
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