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Ubuntu Live to get my daughters files from XP


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#1 b1mmuo27

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Posted 15 February 2010 - 05:51 PM

I have burnt Ubuntu Live CD & ran it on my daughters pc. She is running XP Media Centre OEM on a HP slimline s7600n. On the last security update I know there are issues with rebooting. I cannot get it to reboot into the XP Media Centre OEM version so if I can remove the files she will be good to go. & I can reinstall XP. I can see the Windows through Ubuntu but I do not see My Documents, My photos etc. How can I view them? I want to back them onto her USB drive. Thanks

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Posted 15 February 2010 - 05:54 PM

You could try system restore first before going to all that trouble. Check out this article on how to use it:
http://www.microsoft.com/windowsxp/using/h...ew_03may19.mspx

Try it in Safe Mode first.

Edited by Ephraim!, 15 February 2010 - 05:54 PM.


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Posted 15 February 2010 - 07:26 PM

See if this helps you to use the live CD to recover the XP files.
http://www.howtogeek.com/howto/windows-vis...ndows-computer/

From what I have read the inability to boot into XP after installing last Windows updates is most likely
caused because of a malware infection. It is a good idea to format and reinstall XP because
of the type of malware---- per the experts.

Edited by buddy215, 15 February 2010 - 07:30 PM.

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Posted 15 February 2010 - 07:32 PM

The My Documents folder is located here: C:\Documents and Settings\**USER**\My Documents

Where **USER** is your user name.
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Posted 15 February 2010 - 09:38 PM

I found xp live cd & that seems to be working ok to find the files. Once I have backed them all up then i will format the drive & start over. Thanks




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