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Open the file browser and you’ll see your computer’s drives listed. Most of the time this will give you all the access you need.
From here you can grab any data you want and back it up. If you’ve got information you want on your drive, live CDs may offer a faster way to copy large volumes of information.
It’s good to try a few different live CDs when this occurs.
As digital media becomes the standard, and thin and light PCs are all the rage, optical drives are increasingly rare.
Note that not every live CD supports writing to NTFS drives, the default sort of drives used by Windows.
After you’ve created your flash drive, you’ve got to boot from it. Now you can access your data, even if your primary operating system isn’t working.
The process is pretty much the same as booting from CD, so review section one to find out about booting from different devices. You’ll need to fire up your live CD’s main file browser. You can launch it by hitting the home button in the application launcher.
Once you’ve started the boot process there really aren’t many steps; just follow any on-screen instructions and wait for your system to boot.
However, on rare occasions your computer may refuse to boot a particular live CD.