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Justin Tyme

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Alright, I just got this laptop from a friend and when I booted up the blue screen of death appeared. It's missing a boot_volume and I was wondering if there was a way to restore some of the files before I do a clean install?? PLEASE SOMEONE HELP!!!!!
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Restore some of the files? I think you mean recover some of the files? Sure. Do you have an external backup drive?

Edited by skifxr, 09 July 2011 - 07:25 PM.

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Hey, Yes sorry recover some files. Yes I do have a external hard-drive
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Download a Linux live CD, burn it, boot off it and use that to transfer your files. I'm afraid I don't know much about which is the smallest, simplest Linux to use but I think I've read recommendations to use Puppy Linux. http://puppylinux.or...ng Started.htm.

Here's a suggestion. In the future, create a separate partition to store your data. That way you can format and reinstall the OS without worry. I've been using this strategy as long as I can remember. I even put most of my programs on D:\Programs so I don't need to reinstall them after a fresh format. Note: This will not work for all programs. Just the most portable ones.

Oh and backup your data daily to a separate physical hard drive (external is fine)!

Edited by skifxr, 09 July 2011 - 08:20 PM.

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Justin Tyme

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Exactly how would I transfer my files after I boot up to the Linux Live cd?
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With the Linux equivalent of Windows Explorer.
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Here you go Justin Tyme http://www.geekstogo...over-your-data/
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Thank you all very much!
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You are welcome :)
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Okay I think I may have messed up! I did a clean install and put windows vista as my O.S. Now then I tried doing what you had told me to do and the files are not there anymore, so is there a way that I can decrypt the hard-drive and pull files from it?
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Try Recuva http://download.cnet...4-10753287.html
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