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Discussion in 'Windows XP' started by Pigmamma, Jul 29, 2006.

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  1. Pigmamma

    Pigmamma Thread Starter

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    I am running Windows XP. We had a power outage the other night. The computer shut down. Yes I do have a surge protector on it. The computer was turned back on yesterday and went to the typical screen showing the computer maker, then the Windows XP screen. It appears to be starting but then goes back to the Makers screen. It is stuck in some sort of loop. I have the CD to reinstall the program but that will wipe my data files. I want to find out how to get to the C:\ prompt and copy my documents folder before I restore unless someone has another fix.

    Thanks

    Oh I was able to read fatel error C000021A
    C-oxc0000034
     
  2. Jimmy the Hand

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    Try booting in safe mode. To this end, keep pressing F8 after BIOS finished power on self test and displays a hardware summary. By F8 you get into XP Boot Menu. Select "Safe Mode".

    I won't restart now to see, but as I remember, there is an other way of booting, which prompts the user before loading each drivers or starting processes. You can try this also, perhaps it will give you some indication about which step sends your system's consciousness into oblivion...
     
  3. Pigmamma

    Pigmamma Thread Starter

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    The safe mode does not work either. Still the same loop from Manufacturer logo screen to Windows XP
     
  4. ODIN 0ERO

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    if you want your data back..

    remove the hdd...and connect it to an another PC...if you can.

    use the XP on that PC to copy the files to a removable media..CD.....
     
  5. ozrom1e

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    For this procedure you must have the Windows Recovery disk for the computer. This is a non-destructive repair-install for Windows XP and I would suggest printing the article for reference before starting.

    How to Perform a Windows XP Repair Install = http://www.michaelstevenstech.com/XPrepairinstall.htm
     
  6. ozrom1e

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    Actually I agree with Odin Nero that you should try to backup your data first.
     
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