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Rowal5555

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A friend of mine is having a problem booting his XP machine.

I recently used OTLPE to boot into mine and wanted to aim him at the link I found here
http://www.geekstogo...s...t&p=1786170
but this gave a 404.

Is there a current working link to the .iso please.

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Try this.
http://www.geekstogo...It-t277391.html

and

http://oldtimer.geekstogo.com/OTL.exe

If you still have a problem downloading OTL, i can email it to you if you contact me thru the personal messages.

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Thanks for your reply, but it is the boot disk link I am after.

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What are you trying to accomplish with it?
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The links SRX660 provided have download links in them you can get to. Have you tried them to see if they work?
Straight from the creator of the program.

OTL is a flexible, multipurpose, diagnostic, and malware removal tool. It also has some curative ability.


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Hi Folks.

We seem to be at cross purposes here. I have no problem getting OTL scanner. My first post says it all as clearly as I can state it and provides a link to the dead link.

Back in April I was having a lot of trouble with my XP machine and came across a link to the OTL Boot disk on another forum. I burned that .iso and was able to boot the machine. That link is what I wished to give my friend in Australia.

@ diabillic. My friend wants to salvage some info before doing a reinstall on a machine which won't boot, so I was pointing him at some boot disks.

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Have you tried a Linux Live cd like Puppy Linux?
If the drive is mechanically working but the OS won't boot then Puppy can get access tot hedata so your friend can burn it before doing a reinstall.
Get Puppy Linux from my signature below...Get puppy-2.16-seamonkey-fulldrivers.iso download it and burn it to cd
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if you don't have a burning program that will burn .ISO files get Burncdcc from my signature...it is a small FAST no frills iso burning program...

NOTE...do not put a blank cd in until burncdcc opens the tray for you
1. Start BurnCDCC
2. Browse to the ISO file you want to burn on cd/dvd ....in this case its puppy-2.16-seamonkey-fulldrivers.iso
3. Select the ISO file
4. click on Start

make sure in the bios the cd drive is the first boot device....

put the cd in the cd drive..boot your computer....puppy will boot and run totally in ram...if your hardware is is good working order you will know...
after you get it running and your at the desktop...you take the puppy linux cd out and then you can use the burner to copy all your data to cd/dvds
you can also use it to backup your data to a external usb harddrive..just have it hooked to the computer when you boot up with puppy...

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quick guide for saving data...music..files on a system that will not boot using puppy Linux..


after you get to puppy desktop..
click on the drives icon...looks like a flash drive...top row..it will list all the drives connected to

your computer...

click on the red icon for the drive you want to mount...in this case its a flash drive ...puppy will

mount the drive..the drive icon turns green when its mounted...
minimize the drives mounter window..you will need it again in a few minutes..
drag the right edge of it sideways to shrink it to its narrowest size...about half the width of the screen...then drag the window to the right edge of the screen...

now click on the icon that looks like a filing cabinet (kind of yellow) on the main drive...it should
already be green..
you will see a list of all the folders on the main drive Usually your C: drive..shrink that window to
the narrowest you can..about half the width of the screen...drag that window to the left side of the screen...
at this point you should have 2 windows open on your desktop..the flash drive on the right side..
go back to the folders on the C: drive...click on the documents and settings folder...then your user
name or all users..find the folders that has your data..
drag and drop the folder with the data you want to make copies of to the flash drive window...

your options are to move ..copy ect...JUST COPY..if its to big you will have to open the folder and
drag and drop individual files until the flash drive is full...(I have a 120 GB external USB drive for
big data recovery jobs and a 4 GB flash drive for the smaller jobs)..after you get the files copied to
the flash drive...
Click on the drives mounter you minimized earlier
UNMOUNT THE FLASH DRIVE by clicking on the green icon..you will once in awhile get error messages when
unmouting the drive..ignore them..when the flash drive icon turns red again its safe to remove the
flash drive..trot on over (stroll if you want to look cool) to another computer and plug in the flash

drive and copy all the data files ( I drag and drop) to the other computer..
make sure the other computer can read them...

now delete the data on the flash drive...take it back to the misbehaving computer and plug it in

again..click on the drives icon again and repeat until you have all your data transferred to the working
system..

Thanks to happyrock
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Thanks.
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Hopefully that will allow him to get his data and then we can continue to help from there.
If you can supply some info maybe we can help even further.
Is his system a name brand and if so what make and model?
If a custom build then we will take a different approach.
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Exactly, for something like data recovery there are many tools to do so, including Puppy Linux. Let us know your results.
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Update.

I was chatting with him last night and he had managed to retrieve the data he needed and was completing his XP reinstall.

He asked me to convey his thanks to you all for your assistance.

Cheers, Rob
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You are welcome and we;re glad to hear he is progressing alot.
Please let us know how everything ends up.
If he needs further assistance we will be glad to help.
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