How to recover data from a notebook in case of OS crash by stegillham22


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									How to recover data from a notebook in case of OS crash

In this guide we'll tell you how to recover data from notebook (or computer) in case if
the operating system doesn't upload (because of a mistake, awry drivers, deleted
system files, etc.), but the iron are still working.
Preparation for data recovery

We'll use a boot disk with Ubuntu operation system (Live CD) for data recovery. You
may create a boot flash drive with Ubuntu and use it instead of disk (it'll help you if
you haven't got a CD-drive). Don't worry; you don't need to be a Linux-guru for data
recovery from a notebook. Its interface is practically the same as Windows’ is, so you
shouldn't have any difficulties.
If you have never had such a CD or a flash drive, you'll need another computer in
order to load an image and record it on the disk\flash drive.
Go to the official site of Ubuntu and download an image *.iso.
Record the image on the disk or prepare a boot flash drive.
Find an external hard drive where you want to save the recovered data. It could be
either a hard disk or a flash drive of appropriate volume (it depends on the quantity of
important information, which you need to recover). The disk, in which duplication
will be made, must have FAT, FAT32 or NTFS file system.

Step one

First load from a created disk or flash drive. For this insert the dick into a drive (or a
flash drive into a USB-port). Restart the notebook. If a notebook (or PC) tries to start
from a hard disk, you'll need go to BIOS and make the priority of loading. Restart the
notebook one more time and press Del while loading (or F2, look down, usually there
is a title there, something like Press… to enter Boot menu (BIOS)). After you'll get
into BIOS menu, go to sector Boot Priority
or Advanced BIOS Featured for Phoenix BIOS).

There you'll find such points: First Boot device and Second Boot device. So, choose
in such a way, that a flash disk (USB) or a hard drive (CD\DVD) would be First Boot
Device, HDD (or HDD-0) would be Second Boot Device. Then press F10 (Save and
Step 2

The notebook loaded from a disk or a USB flash drive.Now be attentive, read what
the wizard offers you. Choose the language Russian (well, it's not necessary; it'll still
be English in Live mode). Then you'll be offered either to upload Ubuntu from a disk
or Install Ubuntu. Choose the first variant. You don't need to install full version
of OS. Live mode will be enough.

Step 3

After the second step Ubuntu will load fully on the notebook. Press Places and
choose your disk in the list (if the disk is divided into segments, choose the one you
need) to get an access to the hard disk on the computer.

Step 4

Tick on the disk. A window will open, where you'll find files and folders.

Step 5

Now insert external hard drive or flash carrier into a notebook. One more window
will open.

Step 6

Finally, just drag necessary files and folders from your notebook to the hard disk or
flash drive. After the end of the copying process you may extract the carrier and
switch off the notebook.
If your disk is damaged physically you'll probably have to consult a service center.
The specialist will try to recover important data and also will change a damaged disk
to new one.

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