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Old 04-05-2011, 08:42 AM   #1
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Accessing Secondary Hard Drive with Knoppix


I am new to Linux. I am working on a computer that the hard drive crashed. Inititially they had a virus, reloaded windows, and had the computer up and running. When downloading software it crashed and will not boot. I have tried all the numerous routine fixes with no success including using the repair discs. The repair discs no longer work and they are unable to get a second set. As a last resort I am able to access the hard drive when booting from Knoppix from a CD. There are a couple things I would like to try from Knoppix, but do not know if it is possible. First, Is it possible to load the boot files from knoppix? Second, can you roll back the drivers from knoppix? Any other suggestions would be appreciated.

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First, Is it possible to load the boot files from knoppix?
If you are asking, can you boot windoze with Knoppix, the answer is no.

Second, can you roll back the drivers from knoppix?
Windoze drivers? What you can do is edit files on the hard drive. I have no idea how you would load an older driver from Knoppix. I have saved lots of data using Knoppix. Any user files are easliy copied to a safe location. Text files can be edited. On one failed XP system I booted Knoppix, and copied all the user files to another system. Then I re-installed XP for the user.

Just a guess, from what you have posted, it may be your HD is failing, if it failed shortly after a re-install. New drive maybe? They are cheap enough these days.
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