I have searched the forums, and the help topics here and can't find anything close enough to help.
Whatever can I do, this is my landlords machine, the files are important, I do not want to do the full factory recovery, can I get the files out, somehow, take it to a shop, maybe?..or am I sort of up the creek here? Something as simple as an XP repair has somehow gone sour, I have been painfully careful. Any assistance would be appreciated.
Pardon me, I've forgotten some things; XP Media Edition, machine was working but had a few glitches. Each machine and OS has its method of accessing the "safe mode" I haven't YET tried EVERY key combo, but that's going to take a while. I'm not sure what combo it is, <shift F10> gets me to the bios, F4 exits, <shift F4> goes to bootmenu, I shouldn't even have to worry about this, it SHOULD (ha ha) just start after files that were missing are repaired, right?
I found some closely related topics, ie: how to get the files out by setting the HDD as slave but, there's only one HDD in the machine. Some things I am unfamiliar with, as I haven't had to do this before.
After leaving the recovery screen running for a few minutes , it goes to an error screen "to prevent damage to your computer......" it asks for BIOS Updates, and gives some error codes, I am using a new Toshiba Satellite notebook, I am wondering if it can be used (for other than creating a bootable disc) perhaps by network cable, to get the Emachine working again.
Edited by terry778, 22 October 2009 - 08:37 AM.