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When I try to boot my net book Eee goes into windows pre instalation environment and gives a message that I may lose all my data during recovery. It suggests to back up data before recovery. I can not pass this screen.

How can I save my data on this drive? I tried to use F2 on boot, but do not know the steps to avoid the screen above?

Is my drive damaged or is it trying to recover?

I appreciate help on this matter.

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have you tried a flash drive? –  soandos Aug 10 '11 at 1:00
    
possible duplicate of Recovering files from laptop with XP that won't boot –  Moab Aug 10 '11 at 1:02
    
Not related... This is about recovering the data. –  soandos Aug 10 '11 at 1:09
    
You should try to boot from some other media, like a cd then copy everything on external, or use a windows disc that will back up during install –  Seth Hikari Aug 10 '11 at 1:33

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How can I save my data on this drive? I tried to use F2 on boot, but do not know the steps to avoid the screen above? I suggest you try booting from something like this, use that environment to backup your data (or even to test your hardware for the data).

You can also try booting this to see if you just managed to mess up your bootloader (doesn't really sound like that though).

Is my drive damaged or is it trying to recover? There isn't enough information given to really know.

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