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Cant boot to SM, LKGC, SMWN, etc, Need to retrieve pics

By alembic1 ·
I `ve tried recovery disk, safe mode, Last known, I just need to get some pictures off the drive, and reinstall XP Pro.......What can I do to get these pictures back?? Thanks

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You can try a InPlace Install by following the directions here

by OH Smeg In reply to Cant boot to SM, LKGC, SM ...

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/315341

As you have XP Pro it's possible that you have the Windows Encrypted File System in use if you do you need to backup the Encryption Key before you do anything or you will loose all your Data as without the Encryption Key it will be unreadable.

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/241201

If you do a InPlace Install you will need to take ownership of your Files by following the directions here

http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=kb;en-us;308421

Of course if you are using EFS you will need to mount the Encryption Key first but that is covered in the M$ Article on Backing up the Encryption Key.

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