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By tongweixing ·
Couple days ago, my win98 was totally crashed. My win98 was forth edition. When system boot, it said: Kernel File Missing. I had all file and data in this drive, and tried to make back up. Then I borrow my friend hard drive to put my system as primary master, which is C, and my drive as secondary master, which is D. System was boot up, then I click D drive, it said: ?it can not access?. Then I look up a win98 book, did following steps:
1) I took my friend drive out, left my drive in system as C.
2) Format C, and put win98 SE software in CD-ROM
3) At DOS prompt, typed md win98, and copy win98 form CD-ROM to my C
4) Then I copied PCRESTOR.BAT and MSBATCH.INF two files from CD-ROM to my win98 directory.
5) Then followed up windows, finished up installation. During this installatons it didn?t ask me any backup informations. So very time to boot my system, it has message on screen, says: ?This wizard runs automatically during the window system recovery process?. But system still did not save my data and files.
Is there any way to recover my data, Please help me.
I will appreciate.

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by carl_drago In reply to Data Recover

If you formatted the drive with your data on it...it's pretty much gone now. I know that it can be recovered somehow, but it's that much more difficult now. Next time...Put in a 98 startup disk and see if you can just view the C drive. If you can...using DOS commands you can move them to a slave drive or a different partition. Then if you have to format the C drive and reinstall at least the work you did may still be stored on an existing partition.

I don't think that helped you too much, but I wish you luck. I also recommend Norton Ghost. It's great for making regular backups of your entire system!!

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by bock2000 In reply to Data Recover

I hope I am misunderstanding what you did.

Were you able to get a backup of the files? Where did you put the files?

If you had the files on your hard drive and used the "format c:" command your files are gone. Most restore cd's will restore the system to it's original "fresh from the factory" state. No data files will be there.

I hope I misunderstood because I believe your out of luck!

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by Earthworm In reply to Data Recover

there is a tremendous program from Power Quest called Lost and Found. I think it runs about $50 or so per license. I have used it myself and was able to recover data after re-creating a new partition, formatting, and installing a new OS.

The only Issue you have to remember is that if the physical location of the data has been over written that data will not be available. I would guess a 70% recovery of your data. They have a demo that will give you a list of files that the registered copy could recover available for download off their site at www.powerquest.com. Hope that helps.

-Earthworm

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by fenaikh In reply to Data Recover

Hi frind
For your files to be recoverd there is a trial version of programs on:
www.ontrack.com. the program is easy recovery
which will recover any file from these files systems:
1- fat12/16 dos /win9x
2 - fat 32 /win9x
3 NTFS /win/nt /win2k4 - ZIP drive
ect.

for the best result you nedd a nother hard disk to recover data.
A suggestion when installing new OS:
1- format the hard disk.
2- make a directory and name it install
3-Put your OS and all device drivers for that specific OS in that directory.
4-Use MSbackup to backup your system.
5-Use start-> programs -> accessories ->
system tools-> system information utilities -> tools ->to resotre missing file system and
to check conflect ect.
best regard
Mohamed
fenaikh@hotmail.com

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