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so is there nothing we can do with the other disk, or something else?
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The other disk I had you do is nothing more then a recovery console disk and is very limited for what we use it for.
Can you borrow a original XP disk?
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what would happen to all my files in windows xp if I were not able to get windows back up? Would I lose all my pics, my fav, my docs, etc.

I'm trying to find an XP disc but I dont know yet. If it's already on my computer when I bought it, why isnt'there a way I can download it somewhere?

Edited by lavondaljt, 29 August 2011 - 04:49 PM.

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You can't download it anywhere except from Microsoft and that is only if you were part of a special program.
Your data I can help you get to and backup if you would like.
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That's good to know about getting to the files, but I want to first see if I can get a XP disc. Is that what you think is the problem? Could it be a hard drive problem? Or have we ruled that out already?

I just want to do all we can before we move on to the worse case. You know.
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It is not the worse case but only making sure your files are safe just in case.
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I may have found a XP disc, but wont know if I can get it till tomorrow. I will let you know for sure tomorrow.

What would I need to copy my files onto? I've got a 4gb flash drive, would that work? I want to make sure that my favorites, my pics, my doc, my desktop and everything that I have on the laptop i can save.

I have all my online business files on it and I can not afford to lose them.
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What you can backup is pics, documents, videos stuff like that.
Programs cannot be backed up.
Now a Repair Installation under normal circumstances does not do anything with the data files but only replaces or corrects corrupted files within the OS.
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I turned my laptop off last night and left off all night. This morning i tried the disk again and it worked.

I followed your instructions on the previous page and hit the "R" to repair the XP that was highlighted.

I'm now at the stage where it is coping the files. It's going real slow, is that normal?


If it finishes and works, can you tell me what i need to do to make copies of the things i ask about below and if i can use the flash drive or what should i use?


What would I need to copy my files onto? I've got a 4gb flash drive, would that work? I want to make sure that my favorites, my pics, my doc, my desktop and everything that I have on the laptop i can save.


Edited by lavondaljt, 30 August 2011 - 07:42 AM.

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Use Puppy Linux Live CD to Recover Your Data:

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***Required Hardware***
CD Burner (CDRW) Drive,
Blank CD,
Extra Storage Device (USB Flash Drive, External Hard Drive)

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1. Save these files to your Desktop/Burn Your Live CD:
  • Download Latest Puppy Linux ISO (i.e.: lupu-520.iso)
    Download BurnCDCC ISO Burning Software

  • Open BurnCDCC with Windows Explorer
  • Extract All files to a location you can remember
  • Double Click Posted Image BurnCDCC
  • Click Browse Posted Image and navigate to the Puppy Linux ISO file you just downloaded
  • Open/Double Click that file
    IMPORTANT: Adjust the speed bar to CD: 4x DVD: 1x
  • Click Start Posted Image
  • Your CD Burner Tray will open automatically
  • Insert a blank CD and close the tray
  • Click OK
Puppy Linux Live CD will now be created
2. Set your boot priority in the BIOS to CD-ROM first, Hard Drive Second
  • Start the computer/press the power button
  • Immediately start tapping the appropriate key to enter the BIOS, aka "Setup"
    (Usually shown during the "Dell" screen, or "Gateway" Screen)
  • Once in the BIOS, under Advanced BIOS Options change boot priority to:
    CD-ROM 1st, Hard Drive 2nd
  • Open your ROM drive and insert the disk
  • Press F10 to save and exit
  • Agree with "Y" to continue
  • Your computer will restart and boot from the Puppy Linux Live CD

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3. Recover Your Data
  • Once Puppy Linux has loaded, it is actually running in your computer's Memory (RAM). You will see a fully functioning Graphical User Interface similar to what you normally call "your computer". Internet access may or may not be available depending on your machine, so it is recommended you print these instructions before beginning. Also, double clicking is not needed in Puppy. To expand, or open folders/icons, just click once. Puppy is very light on resources, so you will quickly notice it is much speedier than you are used to. This is normal. Ready? Let's get started.

    3a. Mount Drives
  • Click the Mount Icon located at the top left of your desktop. Posted Image
  • A Window will open. By default, the "drive" tab will be forward/highlighted. Click on Mount for your hard drive.
  • Assuming you only have one hard drive and/or partition, there may be only one selection to mount.
  • USB Flash Drives usually automatically mount upon boot, but click the "usbdrv" tab and make sure it is mounted.
  • If using an external hard drive for the data recovery, do this under the "drive" tab. Mount it now.
3b. Transfer Files.
  • At the bottom left of your desktop a list of all hard drives/partitions, USB Drives, and Optical Drives are listed with a familiar looking hard drive icon.
  • Open your old hard drive i.e. sda1
  • Next, open your USB Flash Drive or External Drive. i.e. sdc or sdb1
  • If you open the wrong drive, simply X out at the top right corner of the window that opens. (Just like in Windows)
  • From your old hard drive, drag and drop whatever files/folders you wish to transfer to your USB Drive's Window.
For The Novice: The common path to your pictures, music, video, and documents folders is: Documents and Settings >> All Users (or each idividual name of each user. CHECK All Names!) >> Documents >> You will now see My Music, My Pictures, and My Videos.

Remember to only click once! No double clicking! Once you drag and drop your first folder, you will notice a small menu will appear giving you the option to move or copy. Choose COPY each time you drag and drop.

YOU ARE DONE!!! Simply click Menu >> Mouse Over Shutdown >> Reboot/Turn Off Computer. Be sure to plug your USB Drive into another working windows machine to verify all data is there and transferred without corruption. Congratulations!

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If you're doing this to recovery from a virus or malware infection, (or even if you're not), DO NOT copy executable files (.exe, .scr. etc...) if any of these files are infected you could be copying the corruption over to any new device/computer. just copy documents, pictures, music, or videos.

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URGENT:

setup cannot copy file "framd.ttf"
To retry press "ENTER"
To skip press "ESC"
If you skip windows may not work properly....yada yada yada

I tried hitting enter 2 times already and it's still stuck....What do i do? :) :unsure:

**If we cant get the disk to finish the setup and get windows back up, how can I get the files that i need back? These files are very important and are a must have for my business**

Edited by lavondaljt, 30 August 2011 - 08:02 AM.

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Reboot as it is not uncommon for it to do this on the first bootup :)
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**If we cant get the disk to finish the setup and get windows back up, how can I get the files that i need back? These files are very important and are a must have for my business**

I will now reboot and see what happens, but I still need to know about teh above question.
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The Puppy Linux will allow you to get all the documents, pics, videos you need to save.
When you speak of Favorites what are you talking about?
Also what on the desktop are you trying to save?
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Ok, on my desktop I have the files to my website. It contains the sales page, all the graphics, and any changes that I had made to the files and had not been uploaded yet. The changes I made to the site took me weeks to make. The sales page was done in frontpage and I have to have that for sure.

As for the favorites, I am talking about the favorites with the yellow star, a list of sites that I use all the time. It has links to my all my login pages and their passwords so that is a must in order to run my site.

IfI hope this hleps....If i can get my favorties, my docs, my pics, and all the important stuff I can make it work. I do have to have MS frontpage, Word, Excel, so if you know where i can get a free copy since I wont be able to save the programs already on there I would appreciate it..
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