Windows doesn't function in Normal or Safe Mode
Posted 31 October 2005 - 01:42 PM
Posted 31 October 2005 - 03:45 PM
I am trying to backup some data from this computer before I format and reinstall. However, I can't access either the normal boot mode or safe boot mode. I have tried each multiple times. It boots, the desktop loads, the icons appear, and then the taskbar is frozen, none of the icons can be highlighted, when I click Alt-Ctrl-Del Task manager is greyed out and cannot be selected. I went into the XP setup and tried to repair the XP installation, but the result is still the same. Is there any easy way I can get in to backup pictures and music? Thanks in advance.
I seem to be having the same problem. The only thing that works if mozilla. I can use the internet but that is all.
Posted 31 October 2005 - 03:50 PM
Choose any restore point if you only need to get in to back up
Start the System Restore tool at a command prompt
1. Restart your computer, and then press F8 during the initial startup to start your computer in Safe Mode with a command prompt.
2. Log on to your computer with an administrator account or with an account that has administrator credentials.
3. Type the following command at a command prompt, and then press ENTER:
4. Follow the instructions that appear on the screen to restore your computer to an earlier state.
For additional information about the Safe mode with a command prompt, click the following article number to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
A description of the Safe mode boot options in Windows XP
Posted 31 October 2005 - 03:52 PM
The reason I'm asking is that it would be much simpler to install a new hd, load Windows XP onto the new drive then you can access your music & photos from your old drive set up as a slave.
Just thinking out loud / laterally!!
Posted 31 October 2005 - 03:58 PM
Posted 31 October 2005 - 04:17 PM
was able to get into the system restore. however, there are no restore points so it wasnt too helpful. from the command prompt i was able to get into the registry and into the CurrentVersion\Run folder. It was filled with tons of bogus links to files. I cleared out about 50 of them. rebooted. Still- no access to any desktop shortcut, taskbar, nothing. Any ideas?
Posted 31 October 2005 - 04:22 PM
System restore works better if is turned on
Posted 31 October 2005 - 05:23 PM
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