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Ubuntu usually does not have a root password until you set one. While logged into ubuntu open a terminal and type "sudo passwd" without the quotes. It should prompt you to set a password for root.
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How do I 'open a terminal'? I have never used Ubuntu before and haven't got a clue what I am doing. redface.gif
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How do I 'open a terminal'? I have never used Ubuntu before and haven't got a clue what I am doing. redface.gif

Open the Start menu thing and it's somewhere there, maybe in System Tools folder or if you can search just search for it.
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Thanks for that. Although I am OK with the 'building' side of PC's I am useless when it comes to Command Prompt and stuff like that. Luckily I had my photo's etc on F drive (an OCZ Vertex 3) and I think they are OK.

Just follow my instructions; it's actually quite easy.  Probably easier than messing around with Ubuntu.  smile.gif
I just edited my last post for better clarity, so you might want to read it again.
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I am posting this from my phone since unfortunately both solutions ran up against brick walls though I spent about 3 hours today hammering away at them. The ubuntu one involves using Ctrl+Alt+T to "open a terminal" but it wouldnt accept any commands I put into it. The main problem with the windows repair thing is that it variously wants to see a w7 64 bit disc or says the dvd drive needs drivers which dont appear to be on the software disc. The net result is that now ubuntu will not load and I have a £2500 heap of junk on my desk. If it wasnt so valuable I would cheerfully take an axe to it.
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Some good-ish news is that I tried a few things on the Rustbucket (as I have come to hate my own creation) and found that when I altered Boot Order to OCZ Vertex 3 Ubuntu came back on. I can access files on my external HDD but still can't find how to open them. I have bought a Used 80GB HDD from Ebay and plan to pull all my drives out and try a fresh install with that one when it arrives.
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As a follow up I bought an 80GB HDD from ebay and an OEM Windows 7 64 bit disc and my PC is up and running again.
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