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Old 04-30-2009, 07:14 PM   #1
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Thumbs up Crashed Vista laptop saved by Linux!


My sister's laptop would not load properly after an update one day. She wanted to salvage her pictures and movies but she had not done any backups... the restore point software failed and I had no equipment to work on a laptop. Nothing worked! The only options left were to format the drive and loose all those pictures or pay someone to do it professionally.

Then it hit me - the solution was so simple - access the drive with a LIVE CD of Ubuntu! I was able to save all her pictures and then do a fresh reinstall of that "other" OS on her system.

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Old 04-30-2009, 08:13 PM   #2
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No doubt homey, that's how I saved all my files when I screwed up the Windows XP MBR with Unetbootin, I popped in my trusty Ubuntu-SE-8.04 CD, rescued my files, etc and said hell with it and installed Ubuntu-SE after!
 
Old 05-01-2009, 12:35 AM   #3
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No doubt homey, that's how I saved all my files when I screwed up the Windows XP MBR with Unetbootin, I popped in my trusty Ubuntu-SE-8.04 CD, rescued my files, etc and said hell with it and installed Ubuntu-SE after!
I wonder if Danzig uses that distro.

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Old 05-03-2009, 08:27 AM   #4
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considering that it was using Vista, means that it was a fairly new-ish laptop.
and the M$ updates crashed it

no wonder M$ Vista is so popular !. <not>.
 
Old 05-06-2009, 11:47 AM   #5
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My sister's laptop would not load properly after an update one day. She wanted to salvage her pictures and movies but she had not done any backups... the restore point software failed and I had no equipment to work on a laptop. Nothing worked! The only options left were to format the drive and loose all those pictures or pay someone to do it professionally.

Then it hit me - the solution was so simple - access the drive with a LIVE CD of Ubuntu! I was able to save all her pictures and then do a fresh reinstall of that "other" OS on her system.


Sounds like something right out of a Hollywood flick !


Debian

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