mRmasteRful wrote:ps. Im running Ubuntu from a cd. Thats my only access to the internet at the moment and I have one or two important files on the vista partition so formatting entire drive isnt much of an option for me.
hexdump -C /dev/sda | less
hexdump -C /dev/sdb | less
sudo mkdir /media/win_folder
sudo mount /dev/sda1 /media/win_folder/ #of course, replace sda1 with whatever one holds the partition you need.
sudo apt-get install ntfs-3g
sudo grep -P -A 30 -B 30 "unique.phrase" /dev/sdb
mRmasteRful wrote:Thanks for the help but I wanted to use backing up and installation as a last resort. Im doing this for my cousin and I think it would be better if I leave him with his vista (in case he gets home sick >.>). I think its just a boot issue but the repair function on the windows 7 cd says its not compatible so Im at a lost
Have you tried running the recovery console off the windows 7 CD.
Can't remember how to get to it from the windows 7 cd, but if you find it try executing 'fixboot' and 'fixmbr'
Hope that helps.
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