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The only cd I appear to have is the LG disc with all the lap
That is a problem. You should have received the CDs for your operating system, drivers and factory installed software when you purchased the computer. Or, there should have been a restore CD set with everything included. I'd suggest you contact the computer maker and request another set of CDs. There will probably be a fee for this.
Where's the backup?
Your story is not unique. Too many are running without backup.
If you have access to another machine, here's KNOPPIX that might help you get the files out -> http://tips.oncomputers.info/archives2004/0401/2004-Jan-11.htm
It's also a very new machine. Call HP and have them step you through their plans to get your files back.
I am downloading it now and am keeping fingers crossed. Thanks for the help.
You are a star! I have got it to boot with the knoppix which has raised my hopes no end.
As it doesnt seem to want to let me change the permissions to be able to write the document I need to the pcmcia hard drive I am trying to connect to the internet to mail it to myself but although it is recognising the wireless connection it comes up as disabled and when I try to enable it says I need the root password. Ihave put in every password I can think of that I have but I am not sure exactly which password it is asking for.
Thanks so much for your help and suggestion of the knoppix. It's an amazing set of programs!
Write to NTFS is not supported.
In your version for good reason. But I've used CDRW, USB Memory Keys and even networks or email to save files I can't lose.
Here's another article where they saved their stuff so you can get other ideas -> http://tips.oncomputers.info/archives2004/0401/2004-Jan-11.htm
knoppix internet connection
Yes, In my investigation I realised it didnt write to NTFS which stumps me somewhat so I am trying for the email option but I still need the root password so that it will let me enable the wireless connection and although i have found a couple of pages saying what to type - I am not having any success.
Do you have a recovery partition on your hard drive?
Do you have a recovery partition on your hard drive? If so, hold down the F10 key when you boot up your computer, and then select the 'NON-DESTRUCTIVE' recover.
No I have never put any partitions on the drive. I am not familiar with the idea of recovery partitions. I shall research and set one up if and when I get this all sorted out.
You don't put the partition on the hard drive
the manufacturer does. Some computer companies are putting the recovery or reinstallation information on the hard drive instead of providing CDs. Depending on the age and manufacturer of your computer, this may or may not pertain to your situation.
How do I find out if there is one on my hard drive? I have no paper documentation for the laptop. Only the cd they gave me with all the drivers and programs it needed (none of which is a rescue prog)?
partition more info
the laptop is a nearly a year old. It is made by LG and is a LM 50
Under a year old? Warranty?
Time to call them up and make it their problem?
The problem is that I was bought the laptop in Dubai while based there for a couple of months. Now I live in Spain and LG doesn't have any IT support in Spain.
I thinking I will manage to sort things out with the knoppix once I figure out what password it wants to get connected to my wireless connection and then I can live with my old computer for a few weeks til a computer whizz friend comes over from UK and sorts it out if I can't. All I desperately need off it right now is one document but it wont let me write to the pcmcia card (hard drive)