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My Toshiba laptop starts but does not load windows xp. The computer freezes, I can not run it on any other mode..whether it be safe, normal etc. The wireless card does not turn on. How can I get it to load windows xp? How can I backup my drive if windows does not load, I would hate to do a recovery and lose everything. Thanks

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Check the diver usage or change the partition

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