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Posted 31 May 2016 - 11:52 PM
Posted 01 June 2016 - 07:14 AM
See this video. It's for Vista but holds true for 7 and above.
Posted 01 June 2016 - 07:26 AM
Adding to JohnC's advice, one can also prepare a Puppy Linux usb or dvd boot, access the problematic hard-drive, copy off data folders and files onto any external media large enough. Important thing: carefully, thoroughly get your files, but, do it sooner rather than later.
"Take care of thy backups and thy restores shall take care of thee." -- Ben Franklin revisited.
Backup, backup, backup! -- Lady Fitzgerald (w7forums)
Clone or Image often! Backup... -- RockE (WSL)
"I heard Spock finally got colander!" "I believe the word is Kolinahr." "Oh."
Posted 02 June 2016 - 02:27 AM
Posted 02 June 2016 - 03:06 AM
Problem may have been Username - now and before ? and ownership.
Yes you can still use a Linux Distro http://ftp.knoppix.nl/os/Linux/distr/knoppix-dvd/
Select the EN Version - 4.1 G
Download and Burn the ISO to a Disc then -
Insert the Disc and boot from the cdrom , then you will have access to the files you need just Explore and Copy/Paste them.
Edited by Havachat, 02 June 2016 - 03:28 AM.
Posted 03 June 2016 - 05:46 AM
Posted 04 June 2016 - 08:37 PM
I find that Lucid Puppy is very compatible with older systems. If your computer can boot from USB then try Rufus with a USB flash drive.
Posted 06 June 2016 - 09:57 PM
I gave Precise a shot, still had the graphical issues on the Vista. It has to be something to do with the laptop itself.
BUT good news is, seems like the Win7's issues were just from overheating. I've been using Linux to get my files off of it for the past couple nights and haven't had any further problems, so it looks like the problem's solved! Thanks everyone for all the help! I really thought things were a lot worse than they turned out to be :D
Edited by hamluis, 07 June 2016 - 09:36 AM.
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