Bootsector of laptop broken.

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dr beep
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Bootsector of laptop broken.

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Hello,

My laptop isn't starting anymore so I need to make a startable USB to access my harddrive with on it some unfinished software.
Also most sources are still on it. Luckily the software is on the net (.p files) but I need to make a fix.
On the same laptop I have Ubuntu still running and my book about politics is in backup on usb and in Ubuntu.

Wish me luck making a bootable usb.
Lardo Boffin
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Re: Bootsector of laptop broken.

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Best of luck!
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dr beep
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Re: Bootsector of laptop broken.

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So far... Windows won't start, but partition with data can be read again.
Copying data is next step to accomplish.
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Re: Bootsector of laptop broken.

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Windows is running again, my partition is accessable.

I lost 1 page of a book I am wrting. Due to the resinstallment I lost startup op LINUX and it might be on another partition but not yet visible.

All ZX81 data is back online, like the all games book.
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Re: Bootsector of laptop broken.

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I'm using ZFS since around 2004 (I installed Solaris JUST for using it!), and thought ZRAID was a nice and efficient way to store data, but with all my systems changes, apartment movements, and poor compatibility at the end I didn't fully used it.
But since when I got the fear to have lost almost all my data on a 2TB drive and investigated rescue companies, I abandoned all the hesitations and moved the main system on a 3 full copies replication (zfs raid1) with an offline backup done once a month or two (updated with syncoid) just in case. I have the problem to live in 2 distant locations and still not wanting to expose none of them on the internet, but almost everyone else should be fine.
This is a suggestion for everyone for the data he cares.
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