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Computer in perpetual turn on mode, can't get past the windows icon.

My computer was frozen, so I force closed it and turned it back on. The computer won't finish booting. It is stuck in a loop. It gets to the Big Windows icon, you can hear it starting to boot, then it stops and goes to the beginning again where it asks you if you want to start in safe mode, normal, etc. I have tried starting it in all the different modes, and no luck. Any chance of ever getting that thing turned on so I can get a more recent back up of the files? I think I can reformat it like it came from factory, but then I would lose everything. Have not done that yet in hopes that I can recover files first. If I did set it to factory settings, and lost all the files, would I be able to use a data recovery program to retrieve them, or would that process wipe them out completely?

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  • Monica Zendejas Feb 07, 2014

    Windows XP, if that helps.

  • David Bray
    David Bray Feb 07, 2014

    Is there an option for using "Last Known Good Configuration" to boot (on the screen that asks if you want Safe Mode, etc)?

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In extreme conditions you can use live widows which will be loaded in RAM not hard disk and on a few seconds U can backup your files. but before trying that choose the safe mode from the list you faced if it works, go to start menu- all programs-accessories- system tools- restore in order to restore to previous healthy condition. the other option is to booting the windows cd and follow the same pattern of new installation but when you face the screen containing windows which are already installed on your computer, choose repair.

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  • David Bray
    David Bray Feb 07, 2014

    The OP said "I have tried starting it in all the different modes, and no luck." so that rules out Safe mode.

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