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    Unhappy Windows Vista Issue

    My old computer was running Windows Vista. For some reason it stopped booting (BSOD after 2 seconds of BOOT), popped in an OEM disk from the internet and saw my Drive was "Unallocated Space", but all of my files are still there. I have about 300GB of files (and can not back them up reasonably.)
    Anyone have an idea on how I could save all of my files and have Vista back on the drive correctly?

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    Who cares about simplified mandarin. The only problem here is that Cantonese (and Hokkien) is no longer being taught, but guess what, times change. There have been thousands of languages that have been lost to the ages, you'd be pissing in the wind to try and stop that.

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    Quote Originally Posted by rileyjstrickland View Post
    My old computer was running Windows Vista. For some reason it stopped booting (BSOD after 2 seconds of BOOT), popped in an OEM disk from the internet and saw my Drive was "Unallocated Space", but all of my files are still there. I have about 300GB of files (and can not back them up reasonably.)
    Anyone have an idea on how I could save all of my files and have Vista back on the drive correctly?
    Install windows 7 30day trial and use an activator. Copy all of your files onto a USB and Format your harddrive.

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    > location is root
    > doesn't even use unix / unix-based OS

    You can use live bootable media (like a linux distro) to get your files to either a server or physical storage, then you can reformat and install

    Or you can just look at the blue screen. There is that stop information for a reason you know.
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    If you have Vista your fucked from the start. Sorry bro

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    Quote Originally Posted by k0mrade View Post
    If you have Vista your fucked from the start. Sorry bro
    I used Vista for 3 years, and surprisingly had less Blue Screens than on Windows 7. Problem?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kallisti View Post


    I used Vista for 3 years, and surprisingly had less Blue Screens than on Windows 7. Problem?
    Never got blue screen on windows 7. Problem?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kallisti View Post
    > location is root
    > doesn't even use unix / unix-based OS

    You can use live bootable media (like a linux distro) to get your files to either a server or physical storage, then you can reformat and install

    Or you can just look at the blue screen. There is that stop information for a reason you know.
    >Assumes my main computer doesn't run Linux.
    This was my parent's way old computer that I now own. I'm just trying to restore the files so I can give them their pictures and such. Personally, I'm going to be running a linux server with this machine. It's not terrible, but it's nowhere near the best.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Lunari View Post

    Never got blue screen on windows 7. Problem?
    I got a BSOD on Windows 7 once.
    This was after three months of
    ON => USE FOR HOURS AND HOURS => HIBERNATE => LOOP
    Eventually, it died.

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    Who cares about simplified mandarin. The only problem here is that Cantonese (and Hokkien) is no longer being taught, but guess what, times change. There have been thousands of languages that have been lost to the ages, you'd be pissing in the wind to try and stop that.

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    Quote Originally Posted by rileyjstrickland View Post
    >Assumes my main computer doesn't run Linux.
    This was my parent's way old computer that I now own. I'm just trying to restore the files so I can give them their pictures and such. Personally, I'm going to be running a linux server with this machine. It's not terrible, but it's nowhere near the best.
    So you run a Unix-Based OS (assuming you can actually use Unix and don't run something like Ubuntu) and need help on a blue screen?

    Look at the stop code, and google it for a solution. If you used Linux you should know it can be booted live, so you could just use that to move your files /fp

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    Quote Originally Posted by Lunari View Post

    Install windows 7 30day trial and use an activator. Copy all of your files onto a USB and Format your harddrive.
    Hey dumbfuck, I said I didn't have a reliable way to backup the files. I have 300GB of shit to backup.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kallisti View Post


    So you run a Unix-Based OS (assuming you can actually use Unix and don't run something like Ubuntu) and need help on a blue screen?

    Look at the stop code, and google it for a solution. If you used Linux you should know it can be booted live, so you could just use that to move your files /fp
    I use Puppy Slacko via a Flashdrive most of the time, but on this computer it doesn't run well at all. Flickering screen, Ram = 0MB errors, etc.

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    Who cares about simplified mandarin. The only problem here is that Cantonese (and Hokkien) is no longer being taught, but guess what, times change. There have been thousands of languages that have been lost to the ages, you'd be pissing in the wind to try and stop that.

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    Quote Originally Posted by rileyjstrickland View Post
    Hey dumbfuck, I said I didn't have a reliable way to backup the files. I have 300GB of shit to backup.
    Hey, assface I was trying to help, you dont have to flame.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Lunari View Post

    Hey, assface I was trying to help, you dont have to flame.
    Or you could read the OP. You really do deserve CS.

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    Who cares about simplified mandarin. The only problem here is that Cantonese (and Hokkien) is no longer being taught, but guess what, times change. There have been thousands of languages that have been lost to the ages, you'd be pissing in the wind to try and stop that.

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    Quote Originally Posted by rileyjstrickland View Post
    Hey dumbfuck, I said I didn't have a reliable way to backup the files. I have 300GB of shit to backup.

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    I use Puppy Slacko via a Flashdrive most of the time, but on this computer it doesn't run well at all. Flickering screen, Ram = 0MB errors, etc.
    Tried Knoppix? If all else fails, write your own NTFS driver along with a driver for your hard disk, and get the files that way.

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    Quote Originally Posted by rileyjstrickland View Post
    Or you could read the OP. You really do deserve CS.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Kallisti View Post


    I used Vista for 3 years, and surprisingly had less Blue Screens than on Windows 7. Problem?
    Vista's a piece of shit marketing gimmick, oops I meant operating system, and if you used it for 3 years I feel sorry for you. Plus your statement implies you had to deal with blue screen crashes.
    Problem?
    Edit; excuse my useless post, the hostility is getting to me.
    To the OP; I suggest just taking your hard drive and putting it in the microwave for about 5 minutes.
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    Quote Originally Posted by k0mrade View Post
    Vista's a piece of shit marketing gimmick, oops I meant operating system, and if you used it for 3 years I feel sorry for you. Plus your statement implies you had to deal with blue screen crashes.
    Problem?
    I'm sorry, your post made me lose 5 brain cells.

    Do you realize Windows 7 is essentially a Windows Vista service pack? Both are still Windows NT Version 6.

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