Is there a way to run backup in safe mode?

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loki993

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I have a computer that will only bot in safe mode. Id like to back it up before I start getting into it to try and fix it, but the backup wont run because there is a service that isn't started. I went to start the service and it says it cant run in safe mode. Is there any work around?
 

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What would you back up the files to? An external hard drive? Is it detected in Safe Mode? A CD/DVD burner? I doubt that works in Safe Mode either.

You may have to take the hard drive out and connect it to another computer to back up files.
 

JennyJackson01

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Hiya loki993.

DoubleHelix has given you the easiest and safest answer although you could try choosing `safe mode with networking` and copy files to another computer that way.

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You can download a Bootable Recovery CD, burn it as an image to a CD, and boot your machine from it. From the resulting desktop, you can copy files to your heart's content. Parted Magic is also a good option. It has a desktop and file manager, too.
 
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