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My computer will not boot up, gets to the HP blue screen & stops there; what are my options to not lose data on my computer

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  • SF101508 Oct 15, 2008

    thanks for the suggestions; I will try them when I get home this afternoon

  • search3696 Dec 14, 2008

    I have the same problem, I can't enter safe mode but, I can boot up as normal when I hit escape and tell it to boot from my harddrive. Sometimes it will boot when I unplug it for atleast a minute and turn it on. And I don't won't to reformat my system, what elese can I do?

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Hi there. My name is Alex and Im here to help solve your problem.

Can you boot into windows via safe mode?? If you can then great, you can enter safe mode by constantly pressing F8 before windows boots then selecting safe mode. Once in safe mode, you can take off any important data. If this is sucessful then all you have to do is format your computer by reloading windows once your data has been taken off.

If this doesnt allow you into safe mode, then dont worry, you can take out your hard drive and put it into another computer if you have one or know someone who has one, set the jumper of the hard drive to 'slave' and take off all your data like that.

If you have 2 partitions on your computer, for example if you have your hard drive divided into 2 parts, then even better as you can save all your data to the secondry partition and only format the c partition (the partition where windows is saved) normally c.

Please let me know if you have any questions.

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