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Windows is borked

Postby heiowge » Sat Mar 31, 2012 11:00 am

Yes I know it is. I mean that specifically my windows setup is borked. :lol:

Linux works fine, but I tried to boot windows to play Fallout New Vegas and the flipping thing won't boot at all.

So I'm gonna do a full reinstall. I could do with a shift around of the resources anyway.

Problem is, I could really do without losing my save files. Anyone know if steam saves them? If not, can I back them up? Any idea where to look for the files. I tried the default folders but couldn't find anything labeled as save files.
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Postby Ram » Sat Mar 31, 2012 11:43 am

Yes steam does save your game progress and achievements.

If you have your windows disk you should be able to boot to the command line and run

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I'm guessing a update as borked your system.

If you are sharing 1 (partitioned) disk between both os's do backup first, don't want be you losing your linux stuff.

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Postby heiowge » Sat Mar 31, 2012 12:08 pm

I have all updates disabled on windows. Stops them from locking up my genuinely honest to gosh copy of windows 7 ultimate that I in no way got from torrents! :lol:
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Postby heiowge » Sat Mar 31, 2012 4:22 pm

Problem solved. I basically used the install discs to repair it.
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Postby Fat_Tuesday » Sat Mar 31, 2012 7:54 pm

Problem solved. I basically used the install discs to repair it.


Lucky you, I'm trying to turn an inaccessible Vista recovery environment into a useable virtual machine on a system that totally hangs every few minutes. I may have finished by Easter :D
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