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Old 10-05-2011, 07:59 AM   #1
Ike-dP
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How to recover files from a corrupt Win XP-partition


Hi,
I'm a 65 year old newbie here.
I want to recover files from a corrupt Windows XP Pro drive over my LAN to another PC. A Knoppix Live DVD (vs 6.7.1) is in the DVD-drive of the PC under investigation. How to proceed?
Thanks in advance for your answer!
Ike
's-Hertogenbosch
The Netherlands

P.S. I found the answer here already: http://www.knoppix.net/wiki/Rescue_FAQ

Q: Ok, I've booted Knoppix, now how do I rescue the data?

A1: See Computer First Aid Using Knoppix, System Recovery and OSCON 2005-08-04 System Rescue with Knoppix.

A2: One of the best ways to recover your files is to plug in a USB drive of some sort.
When the desktop loads, you will see at least two hard drive icons on the desktop (one for your hard drive and one for the USB drive).
Click on the hard drive icons to open them up and figure out which drive is which.
Right-click the USB drive icon and choose "Actions > Change read/write mode" so you can write to the drive (it's read-only by default for security reasons).
Now find the files you want to back up and drag and drop them to the USB drive. When you are finished, shut down the system and remove the USB drive.

A3: If you have a CD burner installed (in addition to the drive that you booted Knoppix from), use one of the various tools on Knoppix to create a CD. If you have 1 gig of memory you can use the toram "cheat code" so that you will not need to keep the CD in the drive if you only have one CD drive. See the wiki section on Cheat Codes for more details on how to use toram and other cheat codes.

A4: If you want to backup over the network, you can use NFS, Samba (windows share), scp (ssh copy), FTP, email or more. One method, using two networked machines on knoppix is as follows: boot knoppix on both machines (the "broken" machine and the target machine), start ssh server on the target machine, "kmenu->KNOPPIX->Servers->SSH Server", mount a device with sufficient space in read/write mode (note: NTFS does not currently support read/write). Then you can use scp to move the data from the broken machine to the target machine (in this example, the target machine has an IP address of 192.168.1.1). On the "broken" box (get a root shell) issue a command scp -r /mnt/hda1/importantdata/ knoppix@192.168.1.1:/mnt/hda1/backup/ this will copy an entire directory (recursively) to the target machine.

A5: If you don't have a USB device that you can use or another local system to transfer files to, you can send the files to an Internet site (although your Internet connection will be slower than a local transfer). You may be able to e-mail them to yourself. You may be able to save them on FTP or web space that your ISP provides. Or you can use any of a number of Internet sites that offer Free temporary storage of large files. One such site it yousendit.com, although there are others. Also, Google allows over 2 gigs of storage for Gmail users (although the size of a single file is somewhat limited).

A6: For some users the most simple solution is to stick another disk drive in the case and format it with a FAT32 partition. Or add a second CD or DVD drive.

Last edited by Ike-dP; 10-05-2011 at 08:41 AM. Reason: Found the answer elsewhere
 
Old 10-05-2011, 08:06 AM   #2
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er, I'd use BartPE to do it by running chkdsk, not Linux.
or move physically drive to a working windows computer..

sorry if this isn't helpful..
 
  


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