laptop wont boot up (can only go to startup repair

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tulipkhan

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I have a pavillion dv6- laptop that's stopped being able to boot up windows. It only goes to the screen with the option of starting windows normally (which brings me back to the same screen) or going to startup repair. When I go to repair it says
Got some important data in c drive can't install new windows all data will wipe up what to do now please help.
 
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WHICH dv6 laptop?
Look on the bottom of the lappy for a mailing label sized label.

When I go to repair it says
Please finish the thought.

Got some important data in c drive can't install new windows all data will wipe up what to do now please help.
Remove the hard drive.
Connect it to a computer running W7 or W Vista
Access your files
Copy them to a flash drive AND 1 or more DVDs

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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.
 
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