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    files have different names

    my co-worker wanted me to get his pictures from a hard drive. he said it has an OS on it (win xp). i tried to boot it and it just hangs when it is verifying dmi pool.......

    so i tried to make it a slave and boot it with a drive that boots, but when i open my computer, and click on the the second drive and i see files but it has symbols instead of names. i can't open any file...

    does anyone have a clue?
    Dar

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    Its either a virus or a severely corrupted file system. Have you tried running CHKDSK /F /R on the drive in question?

    Which OS did you boot with?
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    If he can see the files, we must assume that he assigned a letter to it.
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    running win xp, i see the files but it just has symbols.....
    Dar

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    Have you tried running CHKDSK /F /R from the Command Prompt on the drive in question?
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