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Won't boot up

Hi xerick, don't want to sound like a complete lame brain but how would I back up my files if computer won't boot up?

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  • pepper123 May 30, 2008

    I do have an xp cd, have tried to do repair from recovery console, didn't work, don't know what else to try

  • pepper123 May 30, 2008

    problem is, when machine is turned on, it just continues to restart over and over again

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The only way to back up yr file is by using an external drive say flash or or external hard drive or u can as well remove the hard drive from the system that refuses to start then connect it as slave to a working one. then u can do ur normal copy and paste.
if yu have a second working system i tell yu how to conect this one as slave. but i think we can make yr system start. i dont believe in systems not coming on.just tell me exactly what yr problem is i promise u we could make it come on now.
thank u
expecting to hear from u

Posted on May 30, 2008

  • Agugua  Lims
    Agugua Lims May 30, 2008

    do u have an xp cd with you so i tell u what to do while u work with me?.

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Bootstrap <- Make it easier to understand?

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http://welcome.hp.com/country/w1/en/support.html

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