Computer crashed - Which files should I try to save?
So, my question is: Which files should I try to backup? I am running XP SP2, Office 2003, Firefox and several other common applications. I have grabbed everything that was under My Documents, any Word Documents, my Outlook .pst file and a few other bits and pieces. Which other files should I go for? I'm thinking configuration files, bookmark files, address books, etc. But obviously they would have to be usable when I reinstall XP - not all apps let you simply copy over the old version of the config file.
And a reminder: I can't boot the drive or open any applications on the drive so I can't start Firefox, or Outlook, to do a proper backup of the files.
To clarify, I've tried everything to avoid reinstalling. I have tried FIXMBR, FIXBOOT, the Windows Recovery Console, etc., etc. Probably a few things I've tried have created even more problems. The computer needed a good "high colonic" anyway...!
What I'm most concerned with is specific files - file names/locations if possible. I could back up the entire hard drive but it wouldn't help me when it comes time to reinstalling - I need to know which files can simply be copied over and which will actually be of use. I seem to recall a lot of config/profile files can't simply be copied over for one reason or another.