Problem booting Windows/reinstall/backup
February 8, 2007 9:36 PM Subscribe
Ok, so after having first consulted a bunch of tech forums, I've found my way here, where I know I'll get some good help. So, to recap: For some reason earlier, my windows xp on reboot would hang at the splash screen, while the blue bar continued moving...
posted by rbf1138 to computers & internet (17 answers total)
After booting several times succesfully to safemode, it finally stopped booting to safemode, hanging at a black screen with a list of windows/system32 files. I tried a windows repair install, but at some point in the device install, my mouse and keyboard dont respond and i get a popup that some scanner driver isnt found, but i cant click cancel or ok or anything. i tried a second time with the same problem. I'm not sure what step to take next...I've beentold to try Ubuntu to access and backup my files, but I have no experience with linux at all, and dont know how difficult this will be. At this point, I'd just like to be able to get everything from the drive I need before a format/fresh xp install. Any help on accessing windows or those files would be greatly appreciated. Thanks!