You must complete recovery once it starts. If you forgot to backup your files, call http://www.drivesavers.com and ask for how much to recover what they can. I read you don't want to do this work so this company has been recovering files for folk for many years.
Asus H1005 netbook with XP on it.
Somehow my netbook got stuck in booting into recovery mode, using the Asus recovery partition on the HD.
How can one escape out of this program? and get back to booting XP? What is the procedure?
I've tried hitting the F keys but no luck, unless there is a time window that the key is recognized and I just keep missing it.
There is nothing wrong with my XP OS, and if I go through with the recovery program, my entire disk contents are lost - which I don't want to have happen.
Yes, I know I can remove the HD, put it into another machine, and copy the information over, but I don't want to do this.
All suggestions very much welcome