Vista has died. Need way to backup files.

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ssjkell
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- Oct 30, 2008 at 09:07 AM
ssjkell
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- Oct 31, 2008 at 12:27 AM
Hello, my Windows Vista basic died after it last updated. When i turn it on it gets just before the login screen then restarts to sytem resume. System resume tells me that it cannot fix the problem. I'm assuming that important data is lost. I have downloaded Knoppix (Linux on CD) and can access my hard drive and all my files using this. I would like to back up these files to my external hard and then reboot my computer but cannot. My external will not let me copy files to it. If and how do i make a partition on the external to copy my files, and if i do this, will i be able to copy them back onto my hard drive when i have re-booted it? Is there a better way to do this?.

Thanks, Kel

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Oct 30, 2008 at 05:49 PM
That method requires some knowledge of Linux. I have played with Ubuntu Linux and like it but have had problems understanding the file structure.

There is a Windows bootable CD that might work for you The Ultimate Boot CD - see this link:

http://www.ubcd4win.com/
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Oct 31, 2008 at 12:27 AM
Thank you. I'll have a look.
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