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As the title suggests, my windows XP has finally stopped working. I get the nice bright blue "critical stop" screen saying there are corrupted registry files. I have lost my ...
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    corrupted windows xp file, and 1 kubuntu CD!


    As the title suggests, my windows XP has finally stopped working. I get the nice bright blue "critical stop" screen saying there are corrupted registry files. I have lost my XP cd and do not have a recovery disc, but I have a copy of Kubuntu I am using now (running off the CD). What I want to do is install kubuntu without loosing all my files from windows XP. Only problem is my hard drive is NTFS, and when I try to mount my hard drive in Kubuntu I get an error saying it cannot be mounted. At the very minimum I wanted to get all my pics and music burnt onto a CD in kubuntu, format the drive and install kubuntu...but the drive cant be mounted. I was looking around at dual partitions but it seems complicated..besides i dont want to keep windows, just want to get some files off of it. Any suggestions on getting my files?

    BTW...the more I use kubutnu the more I realise linux is a better OS than windows. I may stick with it.

    thanks in advance!

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    Post the output of "sudo fdisk -l".
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