Okay, so I was doing some stuff on my laptop, I had a webbrowser window open, Photoshop CS4 open, and i was trying to find a new wireless signal, as i had just lost the old one, and all of a sudden, i get hte BSOD. So, I sit there, let the laptop restart, everything is going fine, I make it all the way to my log in screen. I log in, and then it happens, nothing shows up, its just a blank screen, with only the mouse on it.
I rebooted several times, and did a system restore, but nothing works!!
I do have recovery cd's that will reset my laptop to factory defaults, but i dont want to use it, I either want to fix this, or somehow get my files before using them.
Now S.T.A.L.K.E.R. recommened coming to you guys to ask what Linux Live CD would be best so that i can recover my files before doing this, or even better, fixing all this.....
*PS, its Vista Home Ultimate*
Hmm once you're on your blank desktop, try Ctrl Alt Del, and from the task manager (if it opens up), File, Run, Explorer.exe ?
Been there, done that, Literally nothing happens....
Try getting into safe mode (f8 before windows boots) and backup all your files. Then wipe that sucker
I have to agree with Kow here.
When you are done doing that, find a program called Get data back (NTFS) and see if that will scan the HDD. This would mean getting a connecting wire to connect the hdd to a desktop pc.
Same issue, nothing shows up in Safe Mode either....
Ouch. I'd say remove the drive and back it up on another computer then wipe her clean.
Admiral_Antilles;4765333*PS, its Vista Home Ultimate*
Do you mean Ultimate or Home Premium?
Does it at least open ? Anyway, if you do have to backup your data etc, I'd use UBCD4Win. So you won't need to do anything with some linux livecd if you're not familiar with it, you'll have a windows environment.