OT -- Computer Hell.

Paul Sorenson allaround6 at earthlink.net
Sat Oct 24 10:18:29 EDT 2009

Or build a Knoppix CD and boot to Linux.  If there's anything readable 
on the HD you can copy/move it to an external drive.  Just make sure the 
external is formatted FAT32.  The external defaults to read only with 
Knoppix so you'll have to change its properties to read/write.


Rob Studdert wrote:
> On 24/10/2009, P. J. Alling <webstertwentysix at gmail.com> wrote:
>> Well, I've just suffered a massive hard drive failure. I still don't
>> know the extent of the damage and data loss.  Sending this from my
>> backup machine, which itself was a pain in the arse to get reconnected
>> to the internet.  I still have to button up it's case, but I'm back on
>> the tubes...
>> Now for a long long long nap.
> As a suggestion you could build a Bart-PE boot disc using your living
> machine, then if the problem isn't just a catostrophic O/S failure you
> may be able to inspect the drive and copy files. I have a Bart-PE
> build with Norton ghost on it which allows me to mirror a failed drive
> then work on the mirror copy.
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