Cannot login to windows xp user accounts or use safe mode

By Darrenbilly
Nov 11, 2008
  1. kimsland

    kimsland Ex-TechSpotter Posts: 14,524

    You need to do that "clean" install idea I mentioned earlier
    But you need to backup first.

    You can backup a number of ways
    One way would be to use a bootable CD like the Ultimate Boot CD, then just use a USB flash reader (or even blank CD) to copy your data off

    Another option would be to physically remove your harddrive to another computer and attach it as a secondary (not main!) drive, then back up from there

    Once all is backed up
    Insert your Windows CD, and then remove all Partitions and continue installing Windows
    Note: The "remove all the partitions" steps will be shown to you during the Windows setup (sounds as though you may need to remove 3)

    Sorry forgot to answer your last reply (mainly due to having 3 in a row, can sometimes lose this, without seeing it)

    You cannot "Merge" or "Delete" posts. Only Moderators can do this

    If you want to re-reply to your latest reply, use "Edit" instead. Only if yours is still the most recent last post
    "Edit" is located on the bottom right hand side of all your posts, it is designed to allow you to Add to your last reply (being the last post in a thread)
    ie A perfect example, is what I'm doing right now, I used "Edit" Because this post is still the last post in the thread

  2. Darrenbilly

    Darrenbilly TS Enthusiast Topic Starter Posts: 161


    So it is possible to get the information off of the hard drive even though i cannot login to windows?
  3. kimsland

    kimsland Ex-TechSpotter Posts: 14,524

    Yes, I gave 2 options above how to backup your Harddrive data
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