Question about Gateway GT4010 (RBGT4010) PC Desktop
I get a blue screen when starting up gateway loaded with windows xp media center edition. I cannot even start it up in safemode it crashes and freezes. I want to try to save data from the hard drive. I do not want to use the recovery cd since it will wipe all data out. Is there anyway I can make a bootup disk from the revovery disk or does anyone know where I can obtain one.
If you have good internet access, you can download a live Linux distribution such as Knoppix, and burn the it to CD. Don't let the word "Linux" scare you out of this, Knoppix is very user-friendly. And there is loads of resources available online. Anyway, burn the CD, and boot the computer from it. It will take a little time to boot, as it is a live version running only in RAM. It has very powerful applications though, and you can access your hard drive from it so long as the drive is not corrupted beyond readability. If you can access the hard drive, you can view your files, and copy the files to a USB drive. Once you have your data, you can then shut down and restore windows if the drive will cooperate, or install to a new drive if necessary.
!!! Knoppix will not write to or erase any data from your hard drive without you give it permission to do so !!! It is about your safest option in that respect.
Just google Knoppix to find download sites. Most sites have instructions for downloading and burning your copy. And it's all FREE!!!
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Posted on Dec 30, 2008
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