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it says to use a usb to attach to another drive

I mean a flash drive or an external hard drive via USB.

If you suspect viruses, don't backup anything with the extension:
.exe
.zip
.rar
.scr
.html
You can also run a virus scan on the drive after everything has been backed up to it.

Backup all the data that you don't want to lose. Pics, music, documents and everything else that you want to save.

Edited by edge2022, 23 July 2009 - 01:03 PM.

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by another location i mean another external drive
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Get all the data that you want to keep backed up right now.
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I pretty sure thats already been done...before the very first restore was done...should i stop downloading this?
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So you are comfortable with losing all the data on your computer?
Keep downloading Ubuntu, it may help. Burn the file to a disc, boot with it, and try accessing the hard drive (or manually mounting it)
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by data u mean pics music and papers and stuff right? if so then yes...i dont need a flsh drive now then right?
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If everything that you want to keep is safely stored in an external drive, then you are good.

Try Ubuntu once you are done downloading and burning.
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ok im burning the cd right now..
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how long should it take to check cd for defects? it has some stuff on a black screen and then it went black and has been that was for a few minutes
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Shouldn't take too long. Maybe a couple of minutes to about 10 minutes on older systems.
The screen should show a Ubuntu logo and a progress bar.

If it isn't working, then try booting into Ubuntu without checking the CD.
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ok i rebooted and its checking integrity now...
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:) almost half way done!
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Thank you for all the updates, but I will be gone for about an hour.
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theres alot of stuff on this page but the first thing it said was 0.313440 aborted because broken padding..... then at the bottom it says [27.609463] kernel panic - not syncing : vfs: unable to mount root fs on unknown-block(104,1)

Ill leave this up on the screen incase theres anything else you need to know off of it...I have to leave for about an hour too...i will check as soon as i get back for your next instructions.... I greatly appreciate all your help and knowledge!!
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when i got home I figured I would give it one more try since it took the check cd 2 tries...it worked and opened up some screen with applications, places system on top...and examples and install on screen..? what do i do now?
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