Tip & How-To about Computers & Internet
Hello!Almost everyone has problems with booting up. Sometime we have some valuable information on our hard drive and we can't boot up, can't start windows and can't transfer our files. There comes question: Can I somehow save my files in safe place? What can I do?One of the easiest way to solve this problem is to create USB Bootable Flash Drive. So we can boot up. then we have to transfer files from our corrupted hard drive to USB Flash Drive.
All you need is:1) USB Flash Drive2) Health (other pc) running on windows3) Software
So let's start!START HEALTH PC.First of all you have to download same small linux distribution. Puppy linux is excellent for this job. And it's FREE, simple, and exremally SMALL. You can Download Puppy linux from the following link:http://puppylinux.org/main/Download%20Latest%20Release.htmNote: When I wrote tutorial latest version of puppy was 5.2.0. But don't panic if our version differs from the 5.2.0. The principe of installing is Same
After downloading we have to download software to make USB Flash Drive bootable and to install Puppy Linux on USB. This software is UnetBootIn(Universal NetBoot Installer). You can download it from here:http://unetbootin.sourceforge.net/unetbootin-windows-latest.exe
Plug in your USB.Now start UnetBootIn.Take a look at picture below:
Note that Drive letter Is the letter for USB you plugged in. For checking go to My computer.
And click OK
wait a while and you are done when it asks for rebooting click Exit. rebooting isn't necessary.
FOR DOWNLOADING AND INSATALLING PUPPY ON USB WE USE HEALTH PC.
Now plug usb in corrupted PC and start the corrupted PC.When it starts, immediatelly press repeatedly ESC for (for asus EEE PC), F8(for some other computers) or F12. Try these keys. Then there comes window that askes you to select bootable device. Choose your USB.then there will come up Puppy Linux boot manager. Don't press anything let's see if puppy starts aotomatically, If not, restart pc, repeat the procedures above and when Puppy boot manager comes up press F3.Then type text below and press Enter:"puppy PMEDIA=usbflash" (or "puppy PMEDIA=usbhd" for USB Hard Drive).And puppy linux will start.NOTE: if it asks about language and time zone, also resolution select with your mind, but make sure that 22" LCD monitor resolution isn't too small(800X600)!)
Now browse for files you want copy them to USB by Drag and Drop method and you are DONE! Now your info is in safe place.
Thank ou for viewing my tutorial.
Posted by Mirian... on
That's where you need to check to get solution to your problem, if not... try these
1. your settings in your bios
2. faulty cable/wire to your media device (hard drive, cd/dvd rom, etc)
3. The cmos battery (which indirectly points to your bios settings)
Hope this helps!
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