Interesting weekend project +Charlie Hoover
I had someone call me about an old box that went down after a lightning storm. I found that the power outage had done a little corruption, but things were essentially all right. Trick is that they put in the XP CD and accidently hit "Set up Windows XP" instead of "Repair", which we know starts with a quick format.
I stopped the process (they couldn't find the licence sticker), removed the drive, and used tools to get most of the files off. It's been a while since I did a recovery on XP with IDE drives but so far, so good.
Any tricks that I should be reminded of? The priority is the ancient version of Simply Accounting, the box is going to be upgraded as soon as I get this done with. Any suggestions welcome. =)