First of all I'm quite new to Safeboot, so please bare with me.
Yesterday I installed anti-spyware tool called Spyhunter, which apparently messed around with the MBR. I couldn't boot up Windows XP anymore so I took a normal XP cd and went into the Recovery Console.
Issued the "fixmbr" and "fixboot" commands - now it's saying "Cant find NTLDR - press CTRL-ALT-DEL to reboot". When I go back into the Recovery Console and do a "dir c:", I get a lot of unreadable characters so I'm assuming this is Safeboot kicking in and preventing me to recover my data ?
Is there still a way to recover my data, and how would I (or our IT guys) do this ..?
Safeboot version is 5.1.7 and I have a username + password if it would be needed.
Hm, can't find anything in the BIOS that looks like Compatibility mode.. It's a Dell D620 laptop with an 80Gb IDE hard drive.. so I don't think any additional drivers would have to be loaded during boot-time of the PE cd ?
The drive information seems to be missing (e002000a error) but 1 partition is visible.. Not sure whether this is good/useful news sad
I booted the same WinTech cd on an identical D620 and in Drive Info, the following was all filled in :
GUID Alg ID Database ID Machine ID SBFS Sector Map SBFS Sector Map Count Key Check
and as I said; nothing like this appeared on the first laptop which has the problem .. This didn't turn me into a happy puppy sad do you think there's still a chance to recover anything from that disk ?