|First try the EXE fix from this website:|
You can get your documents backed up to a flash drive by using one of the Linux Live CD's such as Puppy Linux 4.2. You need to follow the given procedure to create the CD (on another computer if necessary).
On this computer, you then ensure that your CD/DVD drive is ahead of the system hard drive in BIOS. After that you just power up the computer with the CD in the drive, answer a few easy questions and you have a Linux desktop. If you use Puppy, the drives are at bottom left. Everything is single click and you can drag and drop from your HD to your Flash Drive.
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