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Asus netbook - how to get out of Recovery Mode?

by three_jeeps / October 2, 2013 1:48 AM PDT

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

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So far no.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / October 2, 2013 12:12 PM PDT

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.
Bob

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sigh
by three_jeeps / October 4, 2013 6:02 AM PDT
In reply to: So far no.

Thanks for the pointer to company...It is not that I cant take disk out and move the files over...it is just that I don't want to...

somehow, I just can't believe that there is not a way to abort the recovery procedure.....Assuming I can do this at least once, then there has to be a way to reset/reconfigure the system so it will boot to XP all the time......

Sigh.....
Thanks for your answer.

-J

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Well there is a way but it does not return it to as before.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / October 4, 2013 6:06 AM PDT
In reply to: sigh

You can research "XP REPAIR INSTALL" but it still puts the files are risk and is not a sure thing especially if the recovery system has already erased the partition then made and formatted it in prep for the recovery's later steps.

The company also takes in the complete laptop for those that don't want to remove the drive.
Bob

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It didnt get very far into the recovery procedure...
by three_jeeps / October 4, 2013 6:58 AM PDT

I thought I should clarify what is happening....When the system boots, it gives the splash screen and then some options (I don't remember what they are at the moment)...I didn't select any of them....I turn the system off after the splash then option screen is displayed....
Thanks again for your help
J

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Need to know.
by Dafydd Forum moderator / October 4, 2013 7:04 AM PDT

What these options are after splash screen. Is this the "Windows didn't start normally" screen?

Dafydd.

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