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My acer aspire netbook is not able to boot properly into windows xp.it starts off ok at the boot screen saying windows xp,but then wont finish booting .my data is on there and I didnt get a chance to do a backup before it stopped.How can I access the hard drive inside to slave and backup without voiding warranty.If I send it back to acer,they say theres no responsibility taken for loss of data,and that theres no guarantee the data wont be lost. Is there any other ways to back up data?.I dont even have an external burner.Any ideas are greatfully appreciated.Thank you. Phillip.

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  • phillipwatts Apr 20, 2009

    Thank you Niraj for the info.safe mode wont work either and can you please explain what you meant by (you can either do whole backup in to another external drive using ghost software,or (just just take off hdd and plug into external hard drive reader and plug into another computer and copy your whole profile.I downloaded casper 5.0 free trial and installed it on another computer.do I need to install it on the broken netbook pc?.because windows is not working.how do I go about copying the data off the broken pc to an external hard drive? I only have the hdd from the good pc to conect via an Xcraft external hard drive enclosure whicch could connect to the bad pc by a USB connection.the encclosure has its own power supply(DC).will that work if I connect it up,or will it harm the netbook?.if its going to work,how do I go about it?

  • phillipwatts Apr 20, 2009

    Thank you hmerchant 110.unfortunately,I dont have a windows xp cd,as the acer aspire one netbook came preinstalled and the only other xp disk I have is one which has already been used on another pc,and so it would have a different key number .I dont know if I could do a repair or replacement of files(for example,using the fred Langa method),unless its possible to do the repair and insert the broken PCs own key number when prompted.

  • phillipwatts Apr 27, 2009

    Hi everyone,I dont know if this is still the correct place to type this ,but I want to thaank everyone for their kind helpful suggestions about our acer aspire one netbook problem.I didnt have the needed requirements to fix it myself ,so I took it to another guy and it was aapparently a simple windows files replacement to fix it.so thank you Niraj,hmerchant and anyone else I may have missed. My daughter thanks you all too.

    teddy.

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First try to start on safe mode.
to start on safe mode:
reboot your Pc
hold F8 while system starts
and when you are taken to safe mode
choose start with safe mode option
i may take you in to your desktop.
if it does not work then
you need can either do whole backup in to another external drive using ghost software or
just take off HDD and plug in to External hard drive reader (you can buy in market in cheap price) and plug in to another computer and copy your whole profile so you will have all data whatever you have on it.

Good luck.

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Hi Phillip,

From the description of the problem it seems that you have only one operating system installed on your PC.

If you have your original XP installation CD, you can repair this installation without deleting you files and data.

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