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yodisio

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After my computer has finished on the disk check screen which usually appears after a computer crash, the screen goes black and a blue box saying "Out of Range" comes up. A few seconds after that the computer restarts so I can't get on desktop to copy my files. I know I could just do a complete system restore but I don't want to lose everything.

Is there anyway I can get my files back? Maybe I could transfer the hard drive to another computer and then copy them? Or will this just repeat the problem?
 

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Hi, Welcome to TSG!!

Did you try going into safe mode to see if it will complete the boot up?
 

yodisio

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Hi. Yeah I tried safe mode but it began listing all these system32 files and crashed after one called "mup".
 

yodisio

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I'll try it. I just bought some floppy disks on amazon to put the repair thing on so it'll take a few days.
 
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Please read what Ozrom1e posted as floppies have nothing to do with a repair on XP.
 
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yodisio said:
Maybe I could transfer the hard drive to another computer and then copy them? QUOTE]
If you can, and to be safe, this would be good thing to do first before trying a repair install.
 

yodisio

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I didn't get an XP CD but I downloaded a thing called "WindowsXP-KB310994-SP2-Home-BootDisk-ENU.exe" which should do the same job if I copy it to a floppy right?

As for taking out the hard drive and putting it in another pc, I could give it a go but I've not done it before and it would be a last resort.
 
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yodisio said:
I didn't get an XP CD but I downloaded a thing called "WindowsXP-KB310994-SP2-Home-BootDisk-ENU.exe" which should do the same job if I copy it to a floppy right?

As for taking out the hard drive and putting it in another pc, I could give it a go but I've not done it before and it would be a last resort.
You need a copy of XP to install it or repair it.
 
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yodisio said:
As for taking out the hard drive and putting it in another pc, I could give it a go but I've not done it before and it would be a last resort.
I would make backing up your files a first resort before doing any kind of install or repair if they are important.
 

yodisio

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Ok, anyone have an easy to follow guide with pictures on how to add a hard drive?
 
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