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Post by trev13 on Tue Jan 27, 2009 7:37 pm

I was using internet explorer and It was acting up so I shut off the computer. When I tried to restart it would not start windows. It brought up my nortons and then went to a blank screen. I can hear the tower running. I have all my daughters pictures on there and never backed them up! Is there anyway I can fix this without having to restore to factory settings.

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Post by Doctor Inferno on Wed Jan 28, 2009 7:48 am

Can you boot into safe mode by tapping F8 at boot up?


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Post by trev13 on Wed Jan 28, 2009 9:27 pm

when It is booting up it gives me two options which ask me what system I want to boot with. Windows xp or windows recovery. I can hit f8 then but when I try to go into safe mode it just goes to the blank screen.

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Post by Doctor Inferno on Thu Jan 29, 2009 10:18 am

If you choose Windows recovery, you can try the repair, you might still be able to get the photos.


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Post by trev13 on Fri Jan 30, 2009 11:45 pm

goes straight to the blank screen with both options

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Post by Digitalocksmith on Sun Feb 15, 2009 12:06 am

Can you boot from your install disc and do a full repair install?
This should keep all your data intact.

If Malware is involved and for some reason you are unable to perform a repair install, you could always boot up a Linux Live recovery Distro from a CD and then transfer all your data to a safe location before a format and clean install of windows!

http://www.filerecoveryguide.com/data-recovery/43/recovering-data-using-a-linux-live-cddvd/

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