Help with possible recovery(do not know the actual problem)
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@TobiSGD i Have beenlooking for a while now but where do you find the files(if they are there)?
Boot up the live-system, do a right-click on the desktop and choose file-manager. You should see your partitions on the left side in the file-manager window. One of them is the Windows-partition, click on it and look if you will find your files.
I can see only user folder, trash, file system, PENDRIVE (my usb) and an SD card, does that mean that they are definitely not there?
Crunchbang is installed on the hard drive should I still boot into a live system?
Last edited by DeVarga; 02-28-2011 at 06:21 AM.
Reason: wondering about live boot
If the Crunchbang install works, you can also try it from there. Boot into the system, launch a terminal, type
sudo mount /dev/sda1 /mnt
Then start the file-manager again, click on "Filesystem" on the left and double-click on the mnt-folder. Now you should be on the Windows-partition.
If that doesn't work, please post exactly what you typed and which error-messages you got.
/dev/sda1 was the right choice. If you go to the Documents and Settings-folder, and from there to your username and a a little bit of search, you should find your Desktop and My Files-folders. I assume that your data is saved there (I don't know anything about your habits, regarding where you save your files).
May be, if you know the name of one of your files, you also can launch a search for it to see if you can find it.
If you can't find anything, I would assume that you have deleted it with the system recovery you issued.
I went into documents and settings and there was only: all users and default user, and there
was nothing recognizable in there so I an assuming that it has gone.
I don't know much about data recovery, So as a final question is there no software that could recover anything, keeping in mind that I do not need Crunch bang on the computer?
I need to go to school(yes I am an immature teen, hence the no backup) but I should still be able to write.
If there is no software that could help me then thanks again.
I have tried f9 and either I can't do it quick enough or it's not working(or I am not doing it correctly), would I be able to put windows XP SP3 onto a usb and install it like that or is SP3 purely an update?
I say SP3 because it is free on the Microsoft site if you can download XP for free
officially that would be nice but I can't seem to find it.
I like the sound of your (EDDY1) desktop by the way, only just noticed(properly).
Out of ignorance, can amd processors run all the same software as intel?