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Windows 7: Peppermint Live CD/DVD/USB - Create for Emergency Backup

22 Aug 2014   #90
jdkunha

windows 7 home premium 64bit
 
 
thanks

This tutorial was a life saver for me .I am a not much of a computer techie but thanks to this wonderful tutorial I managed to pull out my data from the laptop.
Thank you everybody
JD


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17 Oct 2014   #91
RedLad

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Hi Golden,

This looks like a great tutorial. I cannot get my laptop to boot properly, it keeps looping on the start windows normally or do a startup repair screen. Windows isn't launching at all.

I'm just wondering is it completely safe to do? Just that I don't want to further damage my laptop.


Cheers
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17 Oct 2014   #92
Golden
Microsoft MVP

Windows 7 Ult. x64
 
 

Perfectly safe...when you boot from the Peppermint 3 or 4 USB drive, Windows doesn't startup so nothing in the system is affected when you copy out your user files.
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18 Oct 2014   #93
RedLad

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Golden View Post
Perfectly safe...when you boot from the Peppermint 3 or 4 USB drive, Windows doesn't startup so nothing in the system is affected when you copy out your user files.
OK, thanks Golden. I will give this a try. I will be delighted if it allows me to save my data somehow. I was on the phone to a data recovery place earlier and they told me it would cost around 700-800 euro to get the data back from my drive, that is crazy expensive, I was not expecting it to cost that much.

Cheers
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11 Nov 2014   #94
Cjdau93

Windows 7 Home Premium x64
 
 

Hi! I followed your tutorial, but when I went to move my internal hard drive material over to my external hard drive, it wouldn't let me "mount volume" from my internal hard drive. I'd give a picture but I'm on my phone,
It first said "Error: An operation is already pending"
It then said "Error: Error mounting /dev/sda2 at /media/peppermint/TI106332W0C: Command-line ' mount-t "ntfs" -o "unhelper=udisks2,nodev,nosuid,uid=999,gid=999,dmask=0077,fmask=0177""/dev/sda2" "/media/peppermint/TI106332W0C"" exited with non-zero exit status 13: ntfs_attr_pread_i: ntfs_pread failure: Input/output error
Failed to read NTFS $Bitmap: Input/output error
NTFS is either inconsistent, or there is a hardware fault, or it's a SoftRAID/FakeRAID hardware. In the first case run chkdsk /f on Windows then reboot into Windows twice. The usage of the /f parameter is very important!" (Etc about SoftRAID/FakeRAID)"

My windows won't start, it loops on the startup repair, and I did not download or update anything. It randomly crashed, gave me the blue screen, then when I restarted it did this. So I was hoping this would at least let me get my files on my hard drive.
Please let me know if you know what I can do about this error message. I don't know how to run chkdsk from the start up commands, and even if I did, everything I've tried through that goes right back to the startup repair black screen with moving mouse cursor.
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11 Nov 2014   #95
Cjdau93

Windows 7 Home Premium x64
 
 

I went to "Go" and chose "Devices" and I right clicked my internal hard drive, tried "open" and the cursor spazzed out. I'm trying the other options now but they seem to just be in that loading cursor state.
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19 Jul 2015   #96
aangie

windows vista
 
 
question: external hard drive instead of USB

can you use external hard drive instead of usb. i have a lot of to copy so it wold be easier to transfer to hard drive.
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19 Jul 2015   #97
gregrocker

 

Sure. External is a USB drive.
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21 Sep 2015   #98
mico91

Windows 7 64bit
 
 

can you help me, Golden?
I do everything as you wrote, but when in file manager i want to copy files from my computer to usb flash drive, it copies maybe just few files, then both windows close (both file manager) and it sends me back to the desktop. And only few files were copied. But it says there is still 8gb free memory on my flash drive.
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21 Sep 2015   #99
ThrashZone

Win-7-Pro64bit 7-H-Prem-64bit
 
 

Hi and welcome to SevenForums,
How much ram does the machine have ?
The Linux live disk operates using ram
Plus the clip board also occupies ram so you might need to copy and paste smaller amounts of files at a time ?

I'm sure Golden will appear sooner or later and confirm or deny this
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