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If you are that strapped for cash, just buy a HD enclosure from Best Buy and return it when your done recovering. There are all kinds of Linux distro's that will recover data and are free.
 
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well rootkits aren't known for their bug free software development
 
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So what's an Ubuntu live CD?

Please take note that not only is my computer knowledge somewhat limited (at least, for computer savvy people), but I've also never needed to do an actual file recovery before.

I'm still not sold on this "just get a HDD enclosure" thing, seeing as I legitimately believe it probably got to at least a section of my files before shutting down and ****ing up. It only makes sense, seeing as my boot sector "system recovery" program also leads to a black screen
 
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this thread is funny to me on many different levels
 
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Download a copy of the latest Ubuntu ISO, at this time Feisty, store that ISO some place. Ensure that you have squashfs-tools, initrd-tools and syslinux packages installed. We will re-partition and format the USB device, copy the LiveCD contents over and tune it up with extlinux.

Re-partition and format the USB drive. Ensure that the first partition is at least 1GiB in size and marked bootable. Any remaining space can be divided as necessary. When formatting choose ext2, do not put a journaling filesystem onto the USB device.
I've bolded the parts I understood.
 
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So what's an Ubuntu live CD?
A CD or DVD, depending on which version you download (free). Which loads a version of Ubuntu directly into RAM, bypassing the HD. You should be able to then see all the files from your HD, and transfer them to whatever other storage media you should happen to have lying around.
 
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So what's an Ubuntu live CD?

Please take note that not only is my computer knowledge somewhat limited (at least, for computer savvy people), but I've also never needed to do an actual file recovery before.

I'm still not sold on this "just get a HDD enclosure" thing, seeing as I legitimately believe it probably got to at least a section of my files before shutting down and ****ing up. It only makes sense, seeing as my boot sector "system recovery" program also leads to a black screen
its cute when bro's try to act smart.

no file is really deleted off a system, with the money and time absolutely anything can be recovered. tell ya what, for $350, you can ship me the laptop and i will go through the arduous work of finding and recovering those files for you. i could probably even get the hdd back into a working condition if you wanted, but that would cost another $200
 
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A CD or DVD, depending on which version you download (free). Which loads a version of Ubuntu directly into RAM, bypassing the HD. You should be able to then see all the files from your HD, and transfer them to whatever other storage media you should happen to have lying around.
See this sounds awesome, but can I not do this on a USB key?

I don't currently have a computer capable of burning a CD or DVD. The computer I had that was capable of this is currently ****ed beyond my level of repair, as this thread details.

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its cute when bro's try to act smart.

no file is really deleted off a system, with the money and time absolutely anything can be recovered. tell ya what, for $350, you can ship me the laptop and i will go through the arduous work of finding and recovering those files for you. i could probably even get the hdd back into a working condition if you wanted, but that would cost another $200
despite your pompous nerd pseudo-authority I do agree and am aware that no file is ever actually "deleted", however, many files are in fact "deleted" past a point where you need to be able to successfully recover them, and pulling out the HDD and looking around it may not help

and for the record, I'm sure the guys at EasyTechForce or whatever that ****'s called would do all this for $100/150, although to spend that much on such a relatively simple procedure is just dumb. It's not like I have critical information I need to recover, just a few gigs of photos that may or may not still be there. The rest can be formatted into oblivion as far as I'm concerned.
 
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See this sounds awesome, but can I not do this on a USB key?

I don't currently have a computer capable of burning a CD or DVD. The computer I had that was capable of this is currently ****ed beyond my level of repair, as this thread details.
You can, I just haven't needed it since it was only available on CD/DVD only. So I didn't even think about it. Also, there are several variants, I used Knoppix when I needed it, but that was at least 3 years ago.
 
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The problem being that any search I've done on "bootable liveCD USB ubuntu" or whatever turns up this huge explanatory document full of words that might as well be chinese to me
 
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you call this a "relatively simple procedure" yet you are trying to do it in the hardest way possible.

have fun! i will have my paypal account info ready for when you breakdown and need me.
 
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Not joking when I say that one page I found sounded more like JING TAEO usb format one gigabyte CHING WA ZONG DA installation MAE FA TONG LANG
 
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itt: spacetalk
 
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why do you want to recover several gigs of photos, none of which you are probably in
 
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Universal USB Installer ***8211; Easy as 1 2 3 | USB Pen Drive Linux
 
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disregard, i suck cocks
 
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why do you want to recover several gigs of photos, none of which you are probably in


no wait that wasn't funny

just sad

even in a harmless pc recovery thread you somehow found a way to vent your rage, your life must suuuuuuuuck

thanks, will try this

if the files are gone though we're going to need to go deeper

WE NEED TO GO DERPERR

 
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oh btw, that page you found referenced a GIB gibbibyte, not GIG gigabyte. have fun figuring out that difference.
 
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i was laughing at you in this thread

i can almost smell the smoke coming out of your ears right now
 
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