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Re: My windows vista will not boot, crashes when it reaches aswRvrt.sys
« Reply #30 on: December 31, 2014, 07:49:08 PM »
Here is the TestDisk How-To Step-By-Step: http://www.cgsecurity.org/wiki/TestDisk_Step_By_Step
Here is Forum Link: http://forum.cgsecurity.org/phpBB3/

If TestDisk does not recover the partition then there is PhotoRec that you can recover your files.
http://www.cgsecurity.org/wiki/PhotoRec
The Step-By-Step: http://www.cgsecurity.org/wiki/PhotoRec_Step_By_Step


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Re: My windows vista will not boot, crashes when it reaches aswRvrt.sys
« Reply #31 on: January 01, 2015, 05:09:52 AM »
So, most of my files were indeed backed up (thank goodness), but I have a few months of pictures that I would like to get back, if possible.  If I run the Testdisk and attempt to fix, will that enable me to access my lost files?  In all honesty, I just bought a new computer, so recovering my lost pictures and then restoring the computer to factory default is a pretty ideal solution for me.

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Re: My windows vista will not boot, crashes when it reaches aswRvrt.sys
« Reply #32 on: January 01, 2015, 02:53:42 PM »
So, based on your scenario if it was me I'd run TestDisk and get my files first, then see if I could get it to repair partition.
I've never used but I gave you the link to Step-By-Step and if it was me after I ran the "analysis" I'd then post on their Forum for guidance.....maybe start with you want to get files then ask how to address your specific partition recovery needs.
Go ahead and put the link here to that Forum post....I'd be interested to follow.

If TestDisk gets your files and partition back...great.  Note, the other util PhotoRec will get your files back as well...kind of a backup to TestDisk.  Anyway, if the above works great.....if you get your files but it does not recover partition then you have your Sony DVD recovery disk which I'm guessing will recover/restore your PC back to factory install.  Obviously, you'll need do all the Windows Updates, install programs, etc.

Good luck and post the link to TestDisk Forum.
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Re: My windows vista will not boot, crashes when it reaches aswRvrt.sys
« Reply #33 on: January 01, 2015, 04:59:04 PM »
So, I haven't recovered my partition and made my sick computer workable yet, but TestDisk was successful in helping me retrieve those few files that weren't backed up!  Thanks a lot thekochs, magna86 and everyone else!  I really appreciate it. 

Now that I have everything off of my computer that I want, what is the best way to reset the sick computer to factory settings?  I plan on wiping the whole thing and then giving it to my mother-in-law as she doesn't have a computer (and now I have two).

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Re: My windows vista will not boot, crashes when it reaches aswRvrt.sys
« Reply #34 on: January 01, 2015, 07:22:29 PM »
So, I haven't recovered my partition and made my sick computer workable yet, but TestDisk was successful in helping me retrieve those few files that weren't backed up!  Thanks a lot thekochs, magna86 and everyone else!  I really appreciate it. 
Good to hear on the files........did you try to recover the partition or was just getting the files enough ?
I'm just curious how the partition recovery works.

Now that I have everything off of my computer that I want, what is the best way to reset the sick computer to factory settings?  I plan on wiping the whole thing and then giving it to my mother-in-law as she doesn't have a computer (and now I have two).
If it was me I would use the Sony DVD Recovery disk you have....I assume it sets everything back to factory defaults.
You'll need to update all the MS updates past that level but not too big a deal.
I'm sure there will be some other minor tweaks to make it ready for the mother-in-law.
Let me know how it goes.
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Re: My windows vista will not boot, crashes when it reaches aswRvrt.sys
« Reply #35 on: January 01, 2015, 07:39:28 PM »
I didn't try to recover the partition yet.  As I was able to access the files, I wanted to get them off before I attempted anything.  I've never really tried to do anything like this with my computer, so I was just defending myself against my own ignorance, in case I did something wrong (or hasty).  Now that I have the files, I may try to recover the partition.  I'm curious if it works too ;)

I might not get to it for a few days, but I'll let you know how it goes.

Thanks again!

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Re: My windows vista will not boot, crashes when it reaches aswRvrt.sys
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Re: My windows vista will not boot, crashes when it reaches aswRvrt.sys
« Reply #37 on: January 02, 2015, 05:24:09 AM »
I didn't try to recover the partition yet.  As I was able to access the files, I wanted to get them off before I attempted anything.  I've never really tried to do anything like this with my computer, so I was just defending myself against my own ignorance, in case I did something wrong (or hasty).  Now that I have the files, I may try to recover the partition.  I'm curious if it works too ;)

I might not get to it for a few days, but I'll let you know how it goes.

Thanks again!

Let me know how TestDisk goes on fixing RAW partition but did some snooping and this software looks interesting too....comes recommended online.
http://www.paragon-software.com/home/rk-free/
A disclaimer.....I never used it either........but since you have your data off the PC and you have a DVD to restore it....good time to play with this type software.
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