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While installing Ubuntu I mistakenly selected the wrong disc (in this case, I wanted to install on drive E:), and almost at the end of the installation process I got an error message like this:

Defective CD, burn the CD at lower speeds, try from USB or disc error

I booted from Windows XP and drive D: is not shown. Tried from Ubuntu CD and my files are missing, so I presume the whole disc was formatted.

I would like to recover my data.

My PC does not boot from USB.

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closed as unclear what you're asking by Mateo, Eric Carvalho, karel, Warren Hill, qbi Nov 6 '13 at 19:23

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Haz la pregunta en inglés, si no sabes traducirla, dímelo y te hecho una mano. – user123492 Nov 5 '13 at 16:12
Welcome to AskUbuntu! Este sitio funciona solamente en inglés. Podés usar una traducción robótica, como la de PROMPT o la de Google. Escribí tanto tu pregunta original en español como la traducción. Todas las respuestas las obtendrás invariablemente en inglés. -- This site works in English only. You can use a robotic translation service, such as PROMPT's or Google's. Write your question in Spanish and paste the translated text. All answers will invariably be in English. – carnendil Nov 5 '13 at 17:12

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I will respond in Spanish: Si tu máquina tiene Windows no tienes que grabar ningún disco para tener Ubuntu 12.04. Además si has perdido tus datos, consúltalo a Microsoft.

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Please answer in English. You can put a translation for the benefit of the OP ("original poster"), but remember this site's language is English. – carnendil Nov 5 '13 at 17:03
Let me tell you that my attempt is just help someone who asks in Spanish, I thought it could be useful but nowadays I realize both questions and answers must be only in English. Sorry. – Lluís Compte Nov 7 '13 at 15:03
it is OK if you put an Spanish version of your answer, below the English text, only for the benefit of the person who asked the question (since it is clear that he/she doesn't speak English). There is the probability that the Spanish version will be erased later by someone else, claiming that only English should be used, but at least for a while the text would be there to help the person with the problem. Regards. – carnendil Nov 7 '13 at 15:51

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