Hi, i am having serious problems. Recently i got a virus which corrupted my boot up files. I fixed it by doing an over-write of the windows xp operating system. however my old xp account was on private and i had a lot of stuff on the desktop. when i go to accesses it, it comes up with “not accessible - Access is denied”. I know this is because the files were private and now because of the over-write the account no longer exists and i cant access them. is there any solution to my problems?
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A solution could be to boot the computer from a live distribution of Linux, copy all files you need on a different location (a different partition in the same HDD or an external disc like an USB pendrive for example) and then remove the live CD and boot again normally.
[QUOTE=geno888;2187119]Welcome to the forum
A solution could be to boot the computer from a live distribution of Linux, QUOTE]
Hey thanks for your help one question do you have a link were i can get linux free ?
You can find download links to many free linux distros here:
Just scroll down and watch the right of the screen.
I would suggest Puppy linux for what you want to do. It’s small, runs in ram, and handles ntfs/fat32 quite well.