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evan25

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hello,
i think my windows and hdd are going to crash soon. i want to back up my files. but i could not. i could not copy the files as they are taking a awful lot of time. and sometimes it just stops copying and my pc freezes. what can i do?
I am using windows 7.
 
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Go here to download Ubuntu 10.04 ( There is a newer version, but I am going by my existing setup, so follow along and choose 10.04 ) http://old-releases.ubuntu.com/releases/10.04/ Save the iso file.

Then download ImgBurn from here: http://www.imgburn.com/index.php?act=download

Install ImgBurn and run it.

Choose "Write Image to Disc"

At the top of the Imgburn window, where it says "Source" click on the folder with maginfying glass icon; Then navigate to where you saved the ISO file.

Then click on the bottom area of the window depicting hd write to CD.

That should create the CD.

Now you want to boot with the CD on your PC. Check your BIOS so that it chooses to boot using the CD first. You are looking for the Boot menu, boot priority, or something along that line.

Once you boot into Ubuntu, pull down the Places pull down menu. Choose the ## GB Filesystem. That would be your hard drive. You will be able to see all folders in your drive. Now copy off the files you want to a USB memory stick.
 

evan25

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hi thanks 4 the reply.
do i have to install ubuntu? i tried to boot it from the cd. then there appears two options. one is to try and another is to install. i chose the 'try' option but it doesn't run.
 
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You should use the "Try" option. If that doesnt work, I highly suspect there is something is wrong with your RAM.

Download and burn memtest. Boot with the CD and leave it running for 5 hrs. If memory errors appears, then remove all ram sticks, put one in at a time, and re-run memtest, so you can isolate which ram stick is bad.
 
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