Right, drink spilt on PC. Covered by insurance BUT the company don't seem to have a clue about if the data will be backed up.
So... laptop boots for 5 minutes or so and blue screen dies every time. Therefore can't copy any big files to my ext HDD which I just bought. Booting straight into Windows gives blue screen. I tried putting the HDD in a friend's laptop and using the Windows XP CD to do a second Windows install on so that it';s compatible with the laptop it but it crasehes every time it goes to load up the Windows install screen which shows which HDDs are available.
Bart PE also crashes. Ubuntu live CD DOES work but I've no idea how to access the drive as it's NTFS.
So I'm desperate for ideas. I've looked for an NTFS-friendly OS on a USB and so far come up empty handed.
DESPERATE, LAPTOP BEING PICKED UP ON FRIDAY AND I CAN'T TRUST THEM TO COPY MY DATA! Please help guys!