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...
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!