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hey guys this place seemes like a good source for help ok here the thing, something went bad with windows xp pro x64 so i want to do a system ...
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    Help! Windows and Grub problem


    hey guys this place seemes like a good source for help

    ok here the thing, something went bad with windows xp pro x64
    so i want to do a system restore, only thing is i have no idea how
    do do this from Grub, i would do it through windows but i get a blue
    screen while the logon screen appears, is there any way i can restore
    i would prefer not to reinstall windows as i have no means of backing my files

    thanks in advance

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    what about Windows Installation CD? you can 'repair' windows through that.





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    i cant seem to find a way to restore to a point using the repair console, i
    would just copy my files from that partition to my linux partition but
    ubuntu keeps saying it cant mount that volume

    as long as i can at least get my school work of my windows partition ill be happy

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    post the output of this
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    sudo fdisk -l




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    Code:
    Disk /dev/sda: 250.0 GB, 250059350016 bytes
    255 heads, 63 sectors/track, 30401 cylinders
    Units = cylinders of 16065 * 512 = 8225280 bytes
    
       Device Boot      Start         End      Blocks   Id  System
    /dev/sda1   *           1       25496   204796588+   7  HPFS/NTFS
    /dev/sda2           25497       30198    37768815   83  Linux
    /dev/sda3           30199       30401     1630597+   5  Extended
    /dev/sda5           30199       30401     1630566   82  Linux swap / Solaris

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    partition structure seems good.
    how did you try to mount NTFS partition?
    create mount point and mount NTFS
    Code:
    sudo mkdir /media/NTFS
    sudo mount -t ntfs /dev/sda1 /media/NTFS
    check /media/NTFS folder and copy files.







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    mount: /dev/sda1 already mounted or /media/NTFS busy
    mount: according to mtab, /dev/sda1 is mounted on /tmp/disks-conf-sda1


    You do not have the permissions necessary to
    view the contents of "disks-conf-sda1".

    and i'm trying to browse the partition through Administration > Disks

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    mtab? did you add an entry for NTFS in mtab manually?
    post its contents.







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    Code:
     GNU nano 1.3.10               File: mtab
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
                                      [ New File ]
    ^G Get Help  ^O WriteOut  ^R Read File ^Y Prev Page ^K Cut Text  ^C Cur Pos
    ^X Exit      ^J Justify   ^W Where Is  ^V Next Page ^U UnCut Txt ^T To Spell
    mtab seems to be very empty

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    post the contents of /etc/fstab file.








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