Win 7 crashed and cannot boot. how to get access to data?
Posted on 2015-01-23
my quite new Lenovo laptop (bought 3 months ago) with Win7 64bit is not able to restart after it was hibernated.
I am not able to start the system in any mode.
During one of attempts chkdsk was started and fixed numerous errors on my SSD drive but it did not help.
I will be able to pass the computer to a specialist to fix it within a week from now.
Meanwhile I would like to access my data.
I don't have another computer to connect my HDD to, probably this would also violate warranty.
I tried downloading Boot CD and running Windows XP mini - I thought I would see my logical HDD drives, but surprisingly it didn't show even my CD-Rom ?
I don't have recent backups, however all my data were on different partition than Windows system files so I hope they have remain untouched.
Please advise how I can read data from my laptop.