You can use a parallel install to recover your data.
Dave Patrick ....Please no email replies - reply in newsgroup.
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Microsoft MVP [Windows]
|I have a PC that i built my self, and its acting weird...I let my friends
| take care of my house while i was gone on vacation, and they must have
| it cuz now its going all over the place...The computer will boot EXTREMELY
| SLOW and after about 2 hours of 'Starting Windows' and 'Loading your
| settings' there is no start bar, and after i press Ctrl-Alt-Delete, i can
| to work and come back, because it takes around a excruitiating 34-76
| min....I would just format the HD, and re-install Windows...But i have
| files i DESPERATLY NEED TO GET OFF OF THERE!
| They are work files, and to lose them would mean a LOT of pain to my
| I need to know what can i do to restore my PC to normal..All i need is to
| transfer files off of their and im happy....System restore wont open, i
| let it (try to open) for about 6 hours....no luck...Can sombdy please help