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save data in safe mode

Discussion in 'Windows XP' started by rahdin, Dec 5, 2003.

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  1. rahdin

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    two questions really, a friend has a dell 2100 dimension with xp home, and it crashed, corrupted files cant be repaired. Q:can I save and copy files and documents in safe mode? and if so how do i get to safe mode?
     
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    Have you tried a repair install which would leave all files and folders in tact ? This shows the exact route but you must be careful to follow the exact route and not to format or delete the pertition .
     
  3. rahdin

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    thanks mobo, i printed the page of the web site you sent me to. and followed the steps into the concole recovery, the computer did not ask for an administrator password, and when i typed out the first comand, it said files cannot be copied.:eek: is there anything else i can try?
     
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