Home » Questions » Computers [ Ask a new question ]

Recovering files from laptop with XP that won't boot

Recovering files from laptop with XP that won't boot

I have a laptop with Windows XP installed that won't boot. It gives me a BSoD right before the log on screen. I can't access Safe Mode either. (same error).

Asked by: Guest | Views: 95
Total answers/comments: 2
Guest [Entry]

Take the hard drive out and use a USB hard drive enclosure. If you don't have another computer to access the hard drive from a USB enclosure with, then I would use a Live CD.
Guest [Entry]

The windows CD does come with an option to fix a current installed widnows when you run it as I recall, I'd give that a shot first, it's quick and easy and should not harm if you don't select the format option :)