How to access your PC to get the data back?

Solution

You need to have a rescue disk ready. There are some options available such as Windows PE or Bart PE. This blog specifically discuss about Bart PE software.

Pre-requisites:

  1. Download Bart PE application from www.nu2.nu/pebuilder
  2. Get Windows XP CD or a machine that running on XP.
  3. Download from driverpacks.net for LAN drivers for XP. If you know the model of you machine, you can always download from the vendor website for the Driver and Download. Please note that ensure that you download the right driver for either x86 or 64 bit.
  4. Thumb drive or USB drive where the file is going to be moved
Install the Bart PE by default it points to C:\PEBuilder3110a\
Extract driverpacks or driver and put into C:\PEBuilder3110a\drivers\Net
For example: the source: C:\Temp\Drivers\Broadcom\*.* target will be C:\PEBuilder3110a\drivers\Net\Broadcom\*.*
Once installed, run the application by going to C:\PEBuilder3110a\pebuilder.exe
In the PE Builder main window, point Source to where you put your Win XP.
Output: BartPE
Select Burn to CD/DVD and click Build.
Once it completed, insert the thumb drive first.
Then insert the Bart PE CD into the machine and boot up through CD/DVD device.
In some case, you may have blue screen death.
See: http://securityvibe.net/2009/07/21/bartpe-or-other-bootable-distro-gives-blue-screen-0x0000007b/ Possibly due to SATA disc for newer machine. You can either set ATA or AHCI mode in the BIOS. In this case Dell machine, it’s lcoated under System Configuration > SATA Operation. Some DELL hardware sets as IRRT (for newer model).
Wait for few minutes, the machine will load Bart PE.
If you need to move file accross network, then you allow the networking.
To access the file, just click START > Program Files > ADR3 and this is similar to explorer in Windows.
Locate the file that you need to copy and paste into the thumb/USB drive.
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