is it a REAL install to the usb
the old knoppix 6 did not do well that way .
if it is just the iso placed on the usb using "dd" or some " bootable usb creator" in windows,
then it is a ISO image of the LIVE knoppik
there is no editing knoppix unless you recreate a custom iso to but on the thumb drive
knoppix 7.2 can be installed to a hard drive like a non live os
however during the bootup you have options
and one is no gui
knoppix GUI boot will auto place EVERY partition and drive on the desktop
if one of them is messed up it will stall and then have to "time out" -- likely 350 seconds
do a text only boot to the terminal ( see the on screen booting options )
I can't run 7.2 even though I have it on a CD none of the computers I have seem to be able to read the disk.
HOW did you "burn" the cd ?
a "DATA cd" will NOT boot !!!( the windows DEFAULT TYPE )
you have to " BURN AS IMAGE "
and winXP dose NOT have that support built in
and i do not think vista or 7 do also
you MUST use a third party program to " Burn a IMAGE"
I like CDBurnnerXP on windows ( and yes it will work on win7 64 bit )
after you boot to the text only terminal ,then WHAT is it you want to do ?
fix the drive ?
recover files ?
i would buy a new drive
it is likely that you will not be able to "salvage" files off the dead disk
if it is only a partition table that is fixable
but if it has been going "BAD" for some time ........
if all you need is to "fix" windows
reinstall win7 or vista on a new drive