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windows xp continually reboots

by scooter5606 / July 27, 2008 5:09 AM PDT

Windows xp continually reboots - by using my restore disks I can see files & directories on C. At this point - when I cannot access any window applications - can I connect to another computer to copy my data to it or copy data to cd? What is best way to do this?

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What prompted this
by Jimmy Greystone / July 27, 2008 5:25 AM PDT

What prompted this change in behavior? As in, what was the last thing you did before this all started? And please do think long and hard before saying nothing, because things like this don't generally just happen.

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Re: recovering data
by Kees Bakker / July 27, 2008 5:37 AM PDT

People who don't backup must save there files when something like this happens. People who do backup only must save some files they forgot.

The easy ways:
1. Put the disk in an external enclosure, take that to another PC, take ownershop of the needed files and do with them whatever you like.
2. Boot from a Linux CD in stead of a broken Windows and burn the data to CD.

Your choice.


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