Erik Norgaard wrote:
Which live CD is recommended for recovery? What I'd like is to have as
many disk analysis tools at hand just in case.
The case is that I am not recovering a FBSD system but Windows XP
(*sigh*). After trying to help a friend clean her pc for virus it won't
boot, even in safe mode... oooops.
I believe one of two things has happened: the anti virus placed a system
file in the vault, or running windows update the "genuine windows
disadvantage tool" disabled the system because it may have been pirate
So, I need to recover data to some other machine, and then see if I can
recover the system file without a full reinstall.
I would give Knoppix [ www.knoppix.org ] a try. You should be able to
read-only mount the NTFS/FAT-32 partition and copy it to a safe place.
After that try booting from the Windows-CD and repair the installation
(without reformatting first). If that won't help, you have to make a
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