Jump to content

Welcome to Geeks to Go - Register now for FREE

Geeks To Go is a helpful hub, where thousands of volunteer geeks quickly serve friendly answers and support. Check out the forums and get free advice from the experts. Register now to gain access to all of our features, it's FREE and only takes one minute. Once registered and logged in, you will be able to create topics, post replies to existing threads, give reputation to your fellow members, get your own private messenger, post status updates, manage your profile and so much more.

Create Account How it Works
Photo

Novice needs help with nonbooting Computer


  • This topic is locked This topic is locked

#16
Salagubang

Salagubang

    Trusted Helper

  • Malware Removal
  • 3,890 posts
Yes, you can go through with my last instruction, it will just harvest restore points information from the computer, As it is not based on windows, it is possible also that it will recognized the other drives in the "mnt" folder, well see.

:D
  • 0

Advertisements


#17
mfrank1

mfrank1

    Member

  • Topic Starter
  • Member
  • PipPip
  • 62 posts
Ok, well, I'll try what you suggested. I will have to burn it to a CD. Not sure what to do with rst.sh though.
  • 0

#18
Salagubang

Salagubang

    Trusted Helper

  • Malware Removal
  • 3,890 posts

Ok, well, I'll try what you suggested. I will have to burn it to a CD. Not sure what to do with rst.sh though.


Save it on a USB stick.
  • 0

#19
mfrank1

mfrank1

    Member

  • Topic Starter
  • Member
  • PipPip
  • 62 posts
I have loaded xPUD, but you said to highlight sdb1 in the mnt folder because it is likely the USB drive. What should I select if I booted using a bootable CD?
  • 0

#20
Salagubang

Salagubang

    Trusted Helper

  • Malware Removal
  • 3,890 posts
Hi mfrank1,

As drives are assigned different on machines. You may reinsert the USB stick and manually navigate the "mnt" folder much like how we do it in windows explorer and see what's inside. :D

The harddrives are assigned "sda" with number suffixes. To know which one is your USB sticks (usually assigned sdb1), you may verify drive assignments simply by looking at its contents.
  • 0

#21
mfrank1

mfrank1

    Member

  • Topic Starter
  • Member
  • PipPip
  • 62 posts
OK, but my question may have been unclear. Do I still select the USB drive in mnt, even if I'm booting xPUD from a CD and NOT from the USB stick?
  • 0

#22
Salagubang

Salagubang

    Trusted Helper

  • Malware Removal
  • 3,890 posts
Yes, you need to select to the drive that contains the rst.sh (or any program you would like to run).
  • 0

#23
mfrank1

mfrank1

    Member

  • Topic Starter
  • Member
  • PipPip
  • 62 posts
Ok, thanks for your patience. Here is the enum.log file.

Attached Files

  • Attached File  enum.log   2.93KB   219 downloads

  • 0

#24
Salagubang

Salagubang

    Trusted Helper

  • Malware Removal
  • 3,890 posts
Can you check for me if xPUD was able to recognize the other missing drives?
  • 0

#25
mfrank1

mfrank1

    Member

  • Topic Starter
  • Member
  • PipPip
  • 62 posts
It recognized the second internal hard drive, but when I plugged in the external, it said error: drive not mounted.
  • 0

Advertisements


#26
mfrank1

mfrank1

    Member

  • Topic Starter
  • Member
  • PipPip
  • 62 posts
OK ... I unplugged and replugged the external drive and it is now recognized in xPUD
  • 0

#27
Salagubang

Salagubang

    Trusted Helper

  • Malware Removal
  • 3,890 posts
Hi mfrank1,

OK ... I unplugged and replugged the external drive and it is now recognized in xPUD


Great news :D

There are other various things you can do using xPUD. It has its own firefox for internet and a couple of other useful function.

I am working on a fix and will post later as I need expert approval before I can proceed. Please be patient.
  • 0

#28
mfrank1

mfrank1

    Member

  • Topic Starter
  • Member
  • PipPip
  • 62 posts
OK, thank you. I so appreciate your help. In your next post, please advise if I should begin backing up my files using xPUD or wait until I get your next fix.
  • 0

#29
Salagubang

Salagubang

    Trusted Helper

  • Malware Removal
  • 3,890 posts
Yes, as much as I am confident that this machine can be fixed, there's always a possibility that things can go wrong.

Backup first is always a good habit, so go ahead and keep a good copy of important files tuck safely.

Another question, when did you install GoBack?
  • 0

#30
mfrank1

mfrank1

    Member

  • Topic Starter
  • Member
  • PipPip
  • 62 posts
I've had GoBack on the machine for many, many years. Probably more than 5. Never had a problem (before this). Can I use xPUD to copy files just as I would regular Windows (i.e. Right Click-->Copy, go the target and Paste) and alsos to create new folders, etc.? I'm asking because xPUD says at the top a rather ominous "Warning: You Are In Super User Mode." I don't want to do anything with this strange new program that might harm my precious files.
  • 0






Similar Topics

0 user(s) are reading this topic

0 members, 0 guests, 0 anonymous users

As Featured On:

Microsoft Yahoo BBC MSN PC Magazine Washington Post HP