XP repair stuck in set up
Posted 20 December 2011 - 09:49 PM
Posted 21 December 2011 - 12:02 PM
Posted 23 March 2012 - 09:43 AM
Sorry I abandoned this thread but it's been quite a strange time the last couple of months. I got a new computer and have been getting familiar with it and forgot about my old one and it's problems. I would still like to try and save it and continue with where we left off. Is that possible?
Posted 24 March 2012 - 02:26 AM
Just need to establish where you are up to at present, have you secured the data on the HDD and if at all possible can you borrow a full Xp disk that is the same as on your system such as Xp home or Pro etc.
Posted 24 March 2012 - 07:43 AM
Posted 24 March 2012 - 08:16 AM
Well I haven't secured my data yet. How do I download puppy linux with my computer being stuck in 'set up'?
When I suggested in post #5 that you use Puppy Linux to secure your data http://www.geekstogo...over-your-data/ you were at the time I recall using a friends computer to post here but as you now have a new computer you can burn to disk or download to thumb-drive Puppy Linux.
Puppy Linux does not use your HDD in any way, it will however allow you to access and copy data from the HDD unless of course the HDD has completely failed or the data is corrupt and cannot/should not be copied.
Using a suitable capacity USB thumb-drive http://puppylinux.com/flash-puppy.htm
Posted 24 March 2012 - 08:42 AM
Posted 24 March 2012 - 09:07 AM
Posted 24 March 2012 - 10:14 AM
Posted 24 March 2012 - 10:38 AM
3b. Transfer Files.
◦At the bottom left of your desktop a list of all hard drives/partitions, USB Drives, and Optical Drives are listed with a familiar looking hard drive icon.
◦Open your old hard drive i.e. sda1
◦Next, open your USB Flash Drive or External Drive. i.e. sdc or sdb1
◦If you open the wrong drive, simply X out at the top right corner of the window that opens. (Just like in Windows)
◦From your old hard drive, drag and drop whatever files/folders you wish to transfer to your USB Drive's Window.
For The Novice: The common path to your pictures, music, video, and documents folders is: Documents and Settings >> All Users (or each idividual name of each user. CHECK All Names!) >> Documents >> You will now see My Music, My Pictures, and My Videos.
Remember to only click once! No double clicking! Once you drag and drop your first folder, you will notice a small menu will appear giving you the option to move or copy. Choose COPY each time you drag and drop.
YOU ARE DONE!!! Simply click Menu >> Mouse Over Shutdown >> Reboot/Turn Off Computer. Be sure to plug your USB Drive into another working windows machine to verify all data is there and transferred without corruption. Congratulations!
Posted 24 March 2012 - 10:45 AM
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