Re: lynix question:

Actually, the command you're looking for won't put you into safe mode. It would allow you to access the hidden partition. You will then come up to a screen that asks you what you want to do. It should have the option to restore from a backup or to restore to the original factory condition. On my machine, it's f8. It might be different on yours. After that point, you just press next and continue. Your machine might restart 5 bazillion times. After that, you will be asked to register windows, and you should be where you started originally. I don't think that restore points would help you recover a video driver anyway. I think your best shot is that original factory settings reset. If it's on another partition, windows restore wouldn't have touched it.


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Nimer J

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tribble wrote:
I don't think I can do a recovery cd that would have my missing driver on it.
The video driver is gone and I foolishly removed the restore points.
Ok, again, I boot while hitting F8 and get into safe mode. Where from there? Some dos command with a cryptic name that no one would type accidently?
Thanks
--le

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When you boot, you have to press a key, possible f8. You may also be
able tocreate recovery CD's. Does your computer have a recovery CD creater?
Thanks
Nimer J

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tribble wrote:
What I was told is that there is a separate partition or section of the disk
where the recovery software is located. Running this will reinitialize
everything back to its original state -- zapping all data files in the
process.
I have already backed up the data so I want to use this "ground 0" program.
I just don't know where to find it or what to look for if I get a
non-tech-savvy sighted family member to help me.
Thanx
--le

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Sent: Sunday, October 26, 2008 7:39 PM
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ok, what I was talking about is my comp, and several others I have seen in
the recent past have a C: drive and a D: drive set up on the hard drive,
then the CD/DVD RW drive is the E: drive, and the files that you could use
for a reformat/reload of the c drive, and for creation of your restore disks
was in that D drive,

now, there was a while that they put the files in the windows folder and
folks were supposed to make there disks soon after purchase or risk loosing
them, but not knowing your comp, I don't know if this was the case.

sorry I can't assist more,
inthane
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Inthane, the restore folder no longer exists as I went into system
performance and disabled rollbacks. This trashes the database of snapshots
and frees up disk space.  After doing this dangerous step i found I only
gained 4gb of free space.  *sigh*
What I want is to find that sector where the recovery files are loaded and
reinitialize the system to its basic state.
Alas, this will require a sightling present.
As for the d drive, that only helps if I have a cd to put in it, which I
don't.
Happy hacking.
--le

----- Original Message ----- From: "The Elf" <inthaneelf@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
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Sent: Sunday, October 26, 2008 1:36 PM
Subject: Re: lynix question:


Laura,

1. usually the drivers are available, either in a folder on the C drive
along with restore files, or more usually now a days, on a D drive of the
comp.
2. no turning off that feature does not ka bosh the reloading
capabilities.
3. usually there is an item in the start  menu, often in the system tools
folder that may look like a second "system restore", and at least on my
comp, the names almost the same, system reset, which included an
application
to create my restore disks, one to load/reload the drivers and certain
programs like Norton and MacAfee anti-spyware, and a third for a total
wipe
and reload of the system with options to "try to save" data and do the
deed,
or just "wipe everything and reload".

4. you should be able to get your drivers off the manufactures website as
well, I know I can, and have done so for others.
5. I am fairly sure that the drivers are quite different, since I have
seen
driver packages for Linux along with the windows ones on sites for video
cards and the like, but I don't think they will be included with the
restore
set.

HTH,
inthane
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Hello -- while we're on the subject of linux --
I've never installed linux, but would like to do so on an old laptop.
However I don't know the drivers I need or where or how to find out.
Windows xp is on it how, but it is in a fractured state in which jaws
can't
work as something has zapped the video driver, and I don't know where to
find this driver on the net. (It's a long story -- don't ask *frowny*). I can't roll back the OS because that has been disabled in order to free up
space on the disk.

Does anyone know how to find out what driver I need? Are the drivers the
same in windows as they are in linux? (I doubt it, but I am not a driver
guru.)
If linux drivers are different, where can I find them?
This laptop did not come with recovery CDs, so I assume there is a
segment
reserved on disk to put it back in its initial state, right? Has anyone
ever
done this?  I know it would require sighted assistance, but I am
wondering
if the fact that I disabled rollbacks might have zapped this feature as
well. Does anyone know?

If anyone has any answers I would love to hear them!
TIA
--le

----- Original Message ----- From: "Nimer" <nimerjaber1@xxxxxxxxx>
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Sent: Saturday, October 25, 2008 10:17 PM
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The beta is workable, and I recommend that you use the desktop version.
It has an accessible installer.
Thanks
Nimer J

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Charles E. Black wrote:

Will I need visual assistance to install it?  Is there a way to load
Lynix
using speech?  Thanks!

 Charles E. Black
4127 Pinehaven Ct.
Columbia, SC  29205
Phone:  (803) 790-5586
Cell:   (803) 201-0499
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All of these, Ubuntu will answer your questions. It has both a console
and
a

GUI interface. You can get it, free, from www.ubuntu.com.

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----- Original Message ----- From: "Charles E. Black" <charlesblackusc@xxxxxxxxx>
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Sent: Saturday, October 25, 2008 3:21 PM
Subject: lynix question:




Hello:

Is anyone aware of a lynix system that does the following:

1.  has an built in speech engine?
2.  Can run through a computers speech card?
3.  What type of interface does it have, (console or gui)?
4.  What is it called?
5.  Where can I obtain it?
6.  How much will it cost?

Thanks for any help.

Charles E. Black
4127 Pinehaven Ct.
Columbia, SC  29205
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