Solved Recovering Files From Crashed Computer

July 19, 2011 at 08:11:51
Specs: Windows 7, AMD 3.0 GHz/4 GB
Hi, I'm new to this forum (just signed up today), and I apologize if I'm breaking any rules of this website.
Now, my problem is that a couple of days ago I was browsing the internet (nothing malicious, just on a Google page), and all of a sudden my screen went black like whenever the computer isn't on. After messing around with it for a bit, I eventually pressed my restart button, but nothing happened. The same for my power button, so I flipped the switch on the power source, then turned it back on. At the moment, my computer can start up and starts loading Windows 7, but it immediately goes to the Windows Repair screen, which goes on for about 30 or so minutes and then crashes. I was able to get into the advanced options and to a command prompt window, where it showed me some system files, and I deleted the one that had been modified today. I have tried to boot it up in all the different modes (safe mode w/ networking, etc.), but in safe mode it just loads up the first few .dll files and crashes. I also have a second OS, Ubuntu (Linux) that does start. So my question is there any way I could retrieve my files from the Windows side? (Sorry about the lengthy description. :) )

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#1
July 19, 2011 at 10:13:41
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Malcore,

You can recover files on NTFS hard drives from an Ubuntu Live CD:

http://www.howtogeek.com/howto/wind...

Make sure you run Ubuntu directly from the CD. I believe there is an option to do so, and you need to select it. Have not used this for a while, but it did work.

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#2
July 19, 2011 at 12:38:20
Thank-you so much for your quick reply. I am trying your solution now, but I am not sure if you mean for me to burn Ubuntu to a disc, or something else?

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#3
July 19, 2011 at 14:28:56
Yes, it needs to be an Ubuntu LiveCD so you can run Ubuntu directly from it:
http://www.ubuntu.com/download/ubun...

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#4
July 19, 2011 at 14:29:26
Ah, never mind. Everything is up and running now. Thank-you again for your help' your a real life-saver. :)

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#5
July 19, 2011 at 14:37:33
If you need any additional help, do not hesitate to post.

I also run a Windos/Ubuntu dual boot, and a Windows/Mint dual boot.

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