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Posted January 08, 2013 - 12:22 AM

One of the benefit's of being retired is I can get up later if I want.   :smilewink:



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Posted January 08, 2013 - 12:34 AM

LOL, hope to be there someday Bill. I gotta learn to love Ramen Noodles first tho... :D

I just tried to burn the ISP and [i]my]/i] computer locked up C+A+D isn't even responding. If it doesn't snap out of it soon, going to have to force a power down and toss the disc, start over.

Sometimes, I hate PC's...

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Posted January 08, 2013 - 12:42 AM

Who eats Ramen Noodles??? Not this kid.

 

I sure hope you meant ISO file instead of ISP.  If it's and ISP file you might be in trouble.  :rolling:

 

I know the feeling all to well about PC's.  Sherry can attest to how frustrated I get at time especially with a windows machine.

 

PS. Once you get the files off the other computer you may want to put that DVD into a sleeve and save it for future use just incase.



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Posted January 08, 2013 - 12:45 AM

Yeah, ISO... Big fingers, little brain at this point, cant type.  10 minutes on the burn, then I think I'm calling it a nite.  I am bushed.



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Posted January 08, 2013 - 06:46 AM

I wish I knew more about these computers , I have no idea what you guys are talking about lol ! Al

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Posted January 08, 2013 - 06:48 AM

I wish I knew more about these computers , I have no idea what you guys are talking about lol ! Al

 

Let's hope we don't have to find out.


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Posted January 08, 2013 - 07:03 AM

im sure you know but in case you dont

you need a program like magic ISO  to burn a ISO file to disk 



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Posted January 08, 2013 - 11:32 AM

Let's hope we don't have to find out.

 

You got that right!  You'll be coughing up fur balls by the time it's over with.   :bigrofl:



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Posted January 08, 2013 - 08:42 PM

Alan did you get this fixed?



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Posted January 08, 2013 - 11:08 PM

Came home from work exhausted. Sniffles, stuffies, the whole bit. Took a 3 hr nap, then played Lincoln Logs with Loran. My first Q, when I open the hard drive from mint, all the files have gobledygok names. I have no idea whats what. & how do you search for *.jpg? I want to transfer them all & sort them elsewhere.

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Posted January 09, 2013 - 12:00 AM

When you bring up the file manager you will see on the left your home folder's and the drive on you system, you can tell the drive usually by the name. click on it and that should show you the contents on the hard drive, assuming you only have a c: drive.  Next fine the folder named Sorry Alan but my memory is failing me I can't remember what it is called  But I believe it was something like documents and settings or something like that.  Open it up and find the users you are interested in and under those users will be your Documents, music, pictures folders and you will find the files you are looking for.  If you are using and external hard drive that is big enough just drag and drop each user folder off to the external drive.  This is assuming you all filed your files in the standard XP way.  You also may want to browse the C: drive for other folders that files that your are interested in may be stored. 

 

Once you have all your files just shut down the system and unplug the external drive and pull out the DVD and you can go to work figuring out how to fix the computer.  Of course before you shut down you could always double click on that Icon on the desktop that say install Linuxmint follow the prompt's and when it ask's to install alongside windows choose "Use the entire hard drive"  and never look back.  Otherwise I would suggest just doing a re-install of XP and spend the next 2 days installing updates.

 

Hope this is clear enough that you understand it.



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Posted January 09, 2013 - 07:10 PM

It was perfectly clear, what wasn't is the file names. I kept thinking it was mint arguing with me... Here, it is a corrupt partition and its missing the extension from all files. As a matter of fact, many of the names are stuff like parallel, backwards, double "L"'s and upside down question marks. I put it into a windows machine as a slave drive and it wouldn't read anything but the recovery area.... DONE screwing around. Please see my earlier statements about he broke it, etc... Just clicked "install Linux mint" Windows, be gone.

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Posted January 09, 2013 - 07:13 PM

Oh, and the real reason I gave up... It's cutting into my GTT time. :D

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Posted January 09, 2013 - 07:32 PM

Do you guys download any kind of anti virus or anti spyware stuff for mint?

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Posted January 09, 2013 - 08:37 PM

Do you guys download any kind of anti virus or anti spyware stuff for mint?

 

There are some anti virus apps out there but they are mainly for not transmitting anything through email to windows users.  I personally do not run any on my systems.  The only thing I run is a firewall.

 

Sorry to hear about the hard drive.  Are you sure that hard drive is good?  Usually when something like that happens it means the hard drive is either on its way out or it is gone.

 

PS: In Ryans defense I think anytime you let a child on a computer and let them use an Administrative account  you are handing them a loaded gun.  IMHO they should be set up with a power user account so they can not install anything and the Low lifes can't install anything.  My Granddaughter is 16 and I am just now thinking about giving her Administrative privilege's on her computer.  If you decide to try Linux you will find that in order to do anything you have to use the Root password.


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