Uh, hey guys - have you ever heard of a Linux 'live CD'? You boot off the CD and that gives you access to all your data to copy it off!
There are >many< variants of Linux that offer a live CD. My fave is Puppy Linux at www.puppylinux.com. You download an iso file, create a CD from it, set your BIOS to boot from CD, boot the computer, and you're in! It almost takes longer to explain it than it does to do it.
I'm a pro computer tech, and do this all the time to rescue data from crashed Windows computers.
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