Using a different application for backing up your files before wiping out the data. First make sure your BIOS is set to boot from the CD/DVD drive. Then try again. If you are still getting weird messages, take a look here: http://www.howtogeek.com/howto/windows-vista/use-ubuntu-live-cd-to-backup-files-from-your-dead-windows-computer/
I've installed a new motherboard- SIS760A Mainboard. AMD Athlon 64fx and Sempron Socket 754.When a friend inslalled an additional hard drive a few months ago, I've had to boot the computer from a hirm boot cd. This cd has mini windows included.
I was told that when I install the new motherboard I should be able to access the hiram boot cd/ mini windows.. then back up all my files on to one hard drive, then disconnect the hard drive. Then, install windows and format the other hard drive.
The problem is, when I boot the computer, it goes into a loop de loop.. it goes to the screen that that allows me to choose "start normally", "safe mode" or "Safe mode with commands". I've tried all of these to no avail. just a loop de loop... I have a friend coming over tomorrow, but will try to remedy this now if you can help. I have all my programs on discs, but don't want to loose years of files.