If you're a do-it-yourself kind of entrepreneur, you know it never hurts to have extra tools in your small business technology tool box. This one might surprise you. Ubuntu's LiveCD mode does a great job getting your data off of the hard drive before you reinstall Windows. LinuxPlanet.com has the step-by-step tutorial.
Did Windows crash beyond repair? If so, you probably want to get your files off of the drive before you erase everything and reinstall Windows. This tutorial will help you do exactly that.
We're going to use Ubuntu's LiveCD mode. Ubuntu is a popular Linux distribution that's a free and open source alternative to Windows. The LiveCD mode lets you boot into and use the operating system (OS) without installing anything on the computer. You should be able to view your files and copy them to another drive, backup to discs, or transfer via a network. Now let's get started!
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