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hello, i have a dell with xp home that will not boot windows. it will turn on and then go to a black screen with a blinking cursor. i have read another post with the same type of problem, and subsequently loaded puppy linux and am able to view my old files( pics, music, etc) . the only problem is that when i try to transfer of copy my files from my harddrive to an external hard drive , its states that there is an error : read only file system. i just want to save some old pics and music and some programs but i'm having this problem with this on everything i try to copy. i would just reload xp and redo everything, i just want to save some old files. any help greatly appreciated
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    Kraków my love :)

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How to Slave a Hard Drive: http://www.dtidata.c...ave-hard-drive/
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hi , i'm sorry its a laptop, with pentium 4 , running xp home. dell inspiron 5100 approx 5 years old.
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You can buy laptop hard drive enclosure, put the hard drive in, and connect it to working computer via USB cable.
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ok I'll try that. thanks so much!!! do you know if best buy or radio shack sells them ?
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I don't think Best Buy have them. I know, Radio Shack has desktop hard drive enclosures, I'm not sure about laptop ones.
You can also try, Fry's, or Micro Center, if you have one around.
If not, on-line.
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ok thanks so much i'll try that. i love this forum and am glad there is help out there for us idiots. thanks again!!!
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Sure thing :)
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