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Old 02-28-2011, 06:02 AM   #16
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Double click on Computer icon on desktop.
 
Old 02-28-2011, 06:11 AM   #17
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Double click on Computer icon on desktop.
No icons on Crunchbang.

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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.
 
Old 02-28-2011, 06:16 AM   #18
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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?

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Old 02-28-2011, 06:33 AM   #19
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Does crunchbang boot?
 
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If the Crunchbang install works, you can also try it from there. Boot into the system, launch a terminal, type
Code:
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.
 
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Old 02-28-2011, 06:49 AM   #21
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[/COLOR]OK, sda1 is mounted (I think) here is a list of the files in mnt could you please tell me if they are the right files or simply the windows files, they look like it to me:

-rwxrwxrwx 1 root root 0 Jan 7 2010 AUTOEXEC.BAT
-rwxrwxrwx 1 root root 210 Jan 8 2010 boot.ini
-rwxrwxrwx 1 root root 0 Jan 7 2010 CONFIG.SYS
drwxrwxrwx 1 root root 4096 Jan 7 2010 Documents and Settings
drwxrwxrwx 1 root root 0 Jan 8 2010 Intel
-rwxrwxrwx 1 root root 0 Jan 7 2010 IO.SYS
-rwxrwxrwx 1 root root 0 Jan 7 2010 MSDOS.SYS
drwxrwxrwx 1 root root 0 Jan 8 2010 MSOCache
-rwxrwxrwx 1 root root 47564 Apr 14 2008 NTDETECT.COM
-rwxrwxrwx 1 root root 250048 Apr 14 2008 ntldr
-rwxrwxrwx 1 root root 1610612736 Mar 1 2011 pagefile.sys
drwxrwxrwx 1 root root 8192 Jan 8 2010 Program Files
drwxrwxrwx 1 root root 0 Jan 8 2010 RECYCLER
drwxrwxrwx 1 root root 4096 Jan 8 2010 sysprep
drwxrwxrwx 1 root root 4096 Jan 7 2010 System Volume Information
drwxrwxrwx 1 root root 98304 Jan 8 2010 WINDOWS

Also is there any way to know if my files are still there, I have looked through some of the folders and
I am finding a lot of strange names?
By the way thanks everyone for the help so far.

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Old 02-28-2011, 06:50 AM   #22
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You should mount sda3 also and see what's there.
 
Old 02-28-2011, 07:01 AM   #23
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I mounted /dev/sda3 and it had a lot of bmp images
I doubt that you need this list but here it is anyway.

file:///mnt/vin2.bmp
file:///mnt/vin.bmp
file:///mnt/trk2.bmp
file:///mnt/trk.bmp
file:///mnt/thi2.bmp
file:///mnt/thi.bmp
file:///mnt/SWE3.bmp
file:///mnt/swe2.bmp
file:///mnt/swe.bmp
file:///mnt/svk2.bmp
file:///mnt/svk.bmp
file:///mnt/spa2.bmp
file:///mnt/spa.bmp
file:///mnt/rus2.bmp
file:///mnt/rus.bmp
file:///mnt/por2.bmp
file:///mnt/por.bmp
file:///mnt/pol2.bmp
file:///mnt/pol.bmp
file:///mnt/OK.BMP
file:///mnt/ntldr
file:///mnt/ntdetect.com
file:///mnt/NOR3.bmp
file:///mnt/nor2.bmp
file:///mnt/nor.bmp
file:///mnt/kor2.bmp
file:///mnt/kor.bmp
file:///mnt/jpn2.bmp
file:///mnt/jpn.bmp
file:///mnt/ITN3.BMP
file:///mnt/itn2.bmp
file:///mnt/itn.bmp
file:///mnt/hun2.bmp
file:///mnt/hun.bmp
file:///mnt/heb2.bmp
file:///mnt/Heb.bmp
file:///mnt/grk2.bmp
file:///mnt/grk.bmp
file:///mnt/GER3.BMP
file:///mnt/ger2.bmp
file:///mnt/ger.bmp
file:///mnt/FRN3.BMP
file:///mnt/frn2.bmp
file:///mnt/frn.bmp
file:///mnt/FIN3.bmp
file:///mnt/fin2.bmp
file:///mnt/fin.bmp
file:///mnt/EXIT.BMP
file:///mnt/ENG3.BMP
file:///mnt/eng2.bmp
file:///mnt/eng.bmp
file:///mnt/eee.bmp
file:///mnt/DUT3.BMP
file:///mnt/dut2.bmp
file:///mnt/dut.bmp
file:///mnt/DAN3.bmp
file:///mnt/dan2.bmp
file:///mnt/dan.bmp
file:///mnt/cze2.bmp
file:///mnt/cze.bmp
file:///mnt/cht2.bmp
file:///mnt/cht.bmp
file:///mnt/chs2.bmp
file:///mnt/chs.bmp
file:///mnt/brz2.bmp
file:///mnt/brz.bmp
file:///mnt/BOOTFONT.BIN
file:///mnt/bk.bmp
file:///mnt/ara2.bmp
file:///mnt/Ara.bmp
file:///mnt/1005HA_ENG_WinXP_02.06.08_2010.01.06.GHO
file:///mnt/1005HA_ENG_WinXP_02.06.08_2010.01.06.001
file:///mnt/minint
file:///mnt/Documents%20and%20Settings

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Old 02-28-2011, 07:56 AM   #24
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/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.
 
Old 02-28-2011, 03:55 PM   #25
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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.
 
Old 02-28-2011, 04:41 PM   #26
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sda1 only has 7.65 Gigs data most likely it's only for recovery purposes along with sda3.
sda2 had os and user documents which were overwritten.
 
Old 02-28-2011, 06:56 PM   #27
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I have decided that the data is no longer needed but I still need XP back and I have no idea how to do so, so again I was wondering if anyone could help me.
 
Old 02-28-2011, 10:21 PM   #28
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http://forum.eeeuser.com/viewtopic.php?id=8991
 
Old 03-01-2011, 12:31 AM   #29
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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?

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