Compaq Presario 3300 Data Recovery Boot Disk - Linux Windows 98 XP 2000 NT Vista 7
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WHY DO I NEED A BOOT/DATA RECOVERY DISK?
Are you having problems with your Compaq Presario 3300 booting up? Maybe it's gone really slow, or there is a black screen, or your Microsoft Windows operating system won't start up - you have no idea what is wrong with it - is it the software, something you did, or is your computer slowly dying?**
But you have a folder of special photos, and music downloads, or your college work, and all your email addresses, or your business administration is all done on this machine, and you don't want to lose your stuff!
Don't just use the System Recovery Disks you got with your computer, or your Windows disk - they will wipe everything off your hard drive!
How to Use This Disk
All your files are still on the hard disk, even if you can't get to them at the moment - and that is what this Boot/Data Recovery disk is for. Put it in your CD drive, it will start up your machine, and, running completely off the CD using a simple, fast Linux-based operating system, it enables you to get to your files and recover them to an external source (like a second hard drive, or a USB thumb drive), without affecting your hard disk in any way. It will get you past any passwords, the Blue Screen of Death (BSOD) and any Windows access faults. It works on computers using Windows NT, 98, 2000, XP, Vista or 7.
It also has many other features, such as programs for creating and editing documents, spreadsheets etc, games, image editing software, a calculator and more - it can even enable you to get on the internet under certain circumstances.
PLEASE NOTE - THIS DISK DOES NOT CONTAIN ANY VERSION OF MICROSOFT WINDOWS
The Boot/Data Recovery disk is available as a downloadable file (an .iso file which needs to be burnt as an image to CD before use), or as a physical CD which will be sent in the mail.
Put the CD in the CD drive of your computer, ensure you have set your BIOS to boot from the CD first, turn your computer off and then on again and this CD will start to boot up your machine, taking you through a system test for 5 or 10 minutes, before arriving at a web browser window. You willl see two icons, Home and System - go to the System Icon, then Storage Media, and you will see your hard drive, the CD, and if you plug in a USB drive this will also show. There is loads of help on the CD, but it's all very easy - if you have plugged your USB thumb drive in it's just click and drag to save your files. And while you're there, have a look around to see what else you can do.
For other useful downloads or a physical CD (to be sent by post) for your computer, please use the following link - Compaq Presario 3300**If your hard drive is making a strange noise or you think it may have been physically damaged, it would probably be best to talk to a computer technician before trying to do anything else. If you have any questions, please check out our FAQ page, the Forum, or contact us via the website.