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#1 coglesogle

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Posted 08 October 2009 - 03:23 AM

hi, recently my laptop gave me the dreaded blue screen of death. It will not even start in safe mode, always blue screens and reboots. The hard drive is partitioned, and also runs ubuntu on one of the partitions. ubuntu still works fine, but I would much rather be able to use the windows side of the drive and have some files that I really would like to recover. I have tried reparing it from the windows disc and it tells me that it can't find the hard drive. I get the same message if I try to re install windows. Is there anything I can do to save my files or is this the end of the road for my hard drive?

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Posted 11 October 2009 - 05:11 PM

You could try running a hardware diagnostic test on the drive to check if it is okay.
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Posted 11 October 2009 - 06:20 PM

Also if you can still boot into the ubuntu partition I suggest you load the windows xp partition and copy the data onto an external drive.
if you cant boot into ubuntu...here is a tutorial that can help you recover the data.




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