- From: BillW50 <BillW50@xxxxxxx>
- Date: Mon, 10 Oct 2011 02:37:18 -0500
On 10/8/2011 11:05 PM, RnR wrote:
On Sat, 08 Oct 2011 14:42:16 -0500, BillW50<BillW50@xxxxxxx> wrote:
On 10/8/2011 2:22 PM, Ron Hardin wrote:Al wrote:
Aaargh! I hate Dell! My Dell Dim 9200 is inbootable and I need the photos on
it. I have XP Media Centre Edition installed on it. I have tried to boot
from an external usb hard drive, then a floppy drive connected internally
but the Dell system says it can't see my two internal satas! :(
I can't simply re-install XP until I get my files back, but how on earth do
I do this?
You can boot a modern linux like Ubuntu and run entirely off the CD drive, and
read the NTFS file system on your internal drive and presumably write stuff on
to flash drives. (Note that FAT filesystem flash drives will lose some file
permissions and dates, dates being screwed up by daylight/standard time and a
2-second granularity instead of 1-second; format them NTFS.)
I'd just install a new HD though and use the old drive as a data drive.
Ubuntu Live *can* toast your Windows drive. Even if you don't even
access it. Ubuntu Live goes on a witch hunt when booting and looks for a
swap file so it can use for itself. This is because the nut who compiled
Ubuntu Live chose this. On a Windows system, this means a Windows swap
file. And in some cases it can make Windows unbootable.
If you want to do something like this, use BartPE or WinPE which is much
safer and won't destroy your Windows system.
Bill, seeing conflicting stuff on BartPE.... Do you know if
BartPE works on x64 OS ?
Not sure, nobody asked me that before. And I searched all day and I didn't find any clear cut answer either. Although I would think BartPE x86 should be fine viewing a x64 OS.
Gateway M465e ('06 era) - Thunderbird v3.0
Centrino Core Duo T2400 1.83GHz - 2GB - Windows XP SP3
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