Xubuntu boots correctly from CD, but cannot find c: drive

I am trying to recover files from a damaged PC. It's an Acer Aspire 5920, which had Windows Vista installed. I created a Xubuntu boot disk, and am able to boot up from the CD. According to the instructions I followed, there should be an icon on the desktop called "xxgig" where xx is the size of the hard drive. However, I don't see this icon. Is the c: drive too damaged to read?
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  1. what instructions? we are not mind readers...
    also for data recovery, i reccommend reading this: https://help.ubuntu.com/community/DataRecovery
    I have used this method (ddrescue) several times, it works... but will take time.
  2. Sorry for being vague, I was following instructions for Xubuntu installation from a web article. At any rate, I got this figured out. Moral of the story - in xubuntu, "FileSystem" is the hard drive. I thought it would be a separate icon on the desktop. I'm all set now....thanks very much for the quick response.
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