I got an ubuntu cd time ago and it said it was a bootable CD so I tried it out. It ended up installing in my machine somehow and I tried to search for my pictures and other files with no result.
I took the hard drive out and put it in an external enclosure (it's an ide hard drive and couldn't make it a slave on my other comp. which runs windows xp) but when I turn the enclosure on, the hard drive is not recognized by my working computer. It does not even acknowledge the enclosure being connected to a USB port.