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System not booting windows xp

By wolexf
Sep 11, 2008
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  1. when i try to boot it shows the message that windows did not start succesfully

    where u have to choose
    safe mode
    safe mode and comand prompt. you should understand what am talkin about.

    regardless of the option i choose it just freezes as soon as i select an option.

    there are many important files on the computer. what can i do to recover it?
  2. CCT

    CCT TS Evangelist Posts: 3,556

  3. d00shan

    d00shan TS Rookie Posts: 21

    burn a copy of knoppix! boot from a cd or dvd...you don't need even installed linux on your machine to backup your data...when knoppix is on, mount partition and change read and write permission with a right click on it! Backup your data on a external hdd...cheers
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