a friend put ubuntu on my laptop and failed to tell me that all my videos, paperwork, pictures would be gone. Is there any way to recover any of those items once this Ubuntu has been put on here? HELP

Asked by Clinton Barrett on 2011-10-22

please tell me there is a way of recovering lost data from the previous windows operating system.

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Karthi (senti10) said : #1

Hi Clinton,

 Can you answer me for below Question will helpful me to assist you.

 Before your friend installing the Ubuntu which OS you have Ubuntu or Windows ?

 If from Windows Sorry to say can't you need to use any Recovery Management.

If anyother Kindly let me know its better to assist you

 Karthi :)

marcus aurelius (adbiz) said : #2

whether or not your documents are still on the computer depends on how your friend installed ubuntu. do you get a dual boot menu? do you still have windoze on your machine?

delance (olivier-delance) said : #3

Could you provide partition table: https://answers.launchpad.net/grub/+faqs

Clinton Barrett (atlantaseth) said : #4

how would i start the disk? its in the cdrom, i close it and it reads it for about 15 seconds then it stops altogether. how do I make it
run and start the recovery process. and the longer i wait, will more info be lost forever?

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Hi Clinton,

Can you answer me for below Question will helpful me to assist you.

Before your friend installing the Ubuntu which OS you have  Ubuntu or
Windows ?

If from Windows Sorry to say can't you need to use any Recovery
Management.

If anyother Kindly let me know its better to assist you

Karthi :)

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delance (olivier-delance) said : #5

Please avoid answering with previous post included. It makes Web interface unreadable.

At boot, go to BIOS (via a function key like F4, F8 or F12). Then in BIOS boot order, set CD-ROM before hard disk. Then after initial boot, select "Try without install".

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