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madcatz
05-08-2009, 06:43 PM
Hi,

I have a friend who has his hdd partitioned on one he is running XP Home and other XP Pro. the XP home one had a huge amount of errors, so we ran an XP Pro cd and continued to do the upgrade so he wouldn't lose data off that partition. After a while it reset and everytime it starts in that version of windows it say "Windows Setup is restarting" We try and access the files on the partition that is having the problem, but it wont let us. We just want to back them up. How can we fix this?

Blam
05-08-2009, 07:06 PM
I suggest you boot from a linux live CD such as Ubuntu or Knoppix, then copy the Data to a flash drive.

Then do a complete reformat then reinstall

Blam

wainuitech
05-08-2009, 07:09 PM
I suggest you boot from a linux live CD such as Ubuntu or Knoppix, then copy the Data to a flash drive.

Then do a complete reformat then reinstall

Blam :thumbs: Good suggestion.

If the Original OS is that badly damaged, then the chances of getting it working are very slim.

madcatz
05-08-2009, 09:09 PM
where can I source one and can I get it to boot of a flash drive?

Blam
05-08-2009, 09:19 PM
where can I source one and can I get it to boot of a flash drive?

Grab this
http://unetbootin.sourceforge.net/

It'll download Ubuntu for you, and stick it on a flash drive

Blam