PC Guru I need some help

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  1. stealth

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    PC Guru I need some help

    I have a pc at our office that will shut off when the windows xp screen comes up and then turns itself back on and repeats. There is a file on the pc that i need really bad. I dont have the windows xp recovery disk. Is there anything I can do to get this file or is removing the hard drive and putting it in another pc the only options to get?

    The pc in question is a compaq presario 5410us(peice of junk lol)

    Any help would be greatly appreciated
     
  2. Gotham

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    Removing the HD and installing in another PC is probably the fastest, and least aggravating way.
     
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    You can also try booting into safe mode if you haven't already. Its usually F8 on the boot screen then you can select "safe mode"

    Your PC may boot normally this way
     
  5. Mags

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    Word to what JM said... USB Boot drive. Change your BIOS to load from USB first and you are good to go. You could even get a few recovery progs & file explorers on there to make life easier.
     
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    yeah I have tried safe mode and last known configuration. neither works
     
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    BIos doesnt have an option for usb

    It has

    Hard drive
    Cd Rom
    Diskette


    JM what do i do with that download?
     
  8. Gotham

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    Which brings me back to simply open the case, unscrew the HD, then just plug it into another PC and away you go..

    If you want to get at some files, it's the easiest and fastest. Actually fixing the problem, restoring the PC etc. could take hours.
     
  9. stealth

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    Thanks guy for your help. I just did what gotham said and put the hard in another pc and was able to access everything on the hard drive so i am good to go again
     

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