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Problem Event Name: StartupRepairV2

Hi,

Question: How to use Ubuntu Live CD using LAN

Desktop: Windows XP SP3 [WORKING]
Laptop: Windows Vista Ultimate SP2 [DEAD]

I want to access my dead vista laptop using my windows xp desktop with the use of ubuntu live cd, is this even possible?

I just want to recover my files >_<
the DVDrom of the laptop is not working

~ Thanks in advance ^^


What happened:
1. Disk scanned D:\
2. Reboot
3. Unable to bypass 0xc000428 error
similar to this:
http://www.vistax64.com/vista-general/22624-error-booting.html

Tried all solutions, including the vista boot disk
then this shows up:


Problem Event Name: StartupRepairV2

similar to these:
http://www.vistax64.com/general-discussion/223366-startuprepairv2.html

http://www.vistax64.com/vista-general/125108-vista-startup-repair-cannot-repair-computer-automatically.html

http://www.vistaheads.com/forums/microsoft-public-windowsupdate/182260-can-no-longer-boot-up-after-vista-update.html


i googled every possible keywords that might show the solution, then i stumbled this:
http://www.howtogeek.com/howto/windows-vista/use-ubuntu-live-cd-to-backup-files-from-your-dead-windows-computer/

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I just want to recover my files >_<

"I just want to recover my files >_<
the DVDrom of the laptop is not working"

Since you didn't get any OS booting it is time to pull the hard drive out of the dead machine and put it into some USB hard disk enclosure. This should run about 20 dollars. If that's too much then you have set a price on your files of 20 bucks.

But the answer to your first question is no. You can't boot the ubuntu live cd with a dead DVDrom.
Bob

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Thank you

Thank you ^^

Ok, I'll just have to buy a CD tommorow..

Can't afford to buy new hardware at this time >_<

Ah! Before ending this topic, can you recommend any similar boot disk / rescue disk just like Ubuntu Live CD?

I saw a lot over the net but lacks proper documentation, OR I don't know how to use them properly.

Ex. Acronis, they provide a lot of solutions but I don't know how to use their products..

Have a nice day ^^

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Ubuntu has lots of documentation.

It's at ... the ubuntu site. What I think you are asking for is a graphical beginners site to what to do when a machine fails. Now that is unlikely because there are many failures in the land of PC.

The generic advice is to fix what's busted and then carry on. If all that is wrong with the machine is a CD/DVD drive then you replace that and you are on your way. If pulling the drive and putting it in the usual USB case is unacceptable then we have put a price on the files (20 bucks?) and know what they are worth. Some can't accept that answer but we just did. I've seen folk spend far more and not get their files back.

Here's a laptop CDROM drive for $4.50 (plus shipping) at http://www.geeks.com/details.asp?invtid=BLK-TS-L162-DO&cat=CDR

Let's get real here. This is not overpriced to get a working drive.

Also the adapter at http://www.geeks.com/details.asp?invtid=2020-OTB&cat=CBL is 14.99 plus shipping and is an important part of my rescue kit.

As to Acronis, you would have spent far more on that then the known solutions above.
Bob

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hi
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, what if the DVDrom fails? Is it possible to use the Ubuntu

", what if the DVDrom fails? Is it possible to use the Ubuntu Live CD over LAN?"

Sure you could do that but the setup is far beyond what anyone may help you with. You are on the edges of the atmosphere of support so let's just write that when you tire of trying to do that you just use a bootable USB stick to pulling the drive out to putting in a 5 buck CDROM.

The price of your Acronis purchase could have fixed the machine so let's call that a misspent "adventure."
Bob

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tired

will reply again tomorrow, got to sleep for now...

1248pm here philippines

=_=

gudnyt ^^

i couldn't answer some statements..be back tomorrow ok bye Grin

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