Pc is stuck in bios on safe mode.

September 9, 2010 at 07:36:58
Specs: Windows xp, 2G
I wish to retrieve data on C before cleaning pc in order to restore it. Is this retrieval possible? Security Suite has eaten my hard drive! Please help...

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#1
September 9, 2010 at 09:40:20
Easiest is to boot using a linux live disk and copy the data to a thumb drive or CD.

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#2
September 10, 2010 at 05:23:09
The pc is stuck in bios at safe mode. It keeps circling back to the beginning of safe mode, goes half way, stops and circles back again and starts all over again.
How would I be able to copy a disk with this going on with no abilitity to go to start>C>copy?
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#3
September 10, 2010 at 06:57:24
turn of your pc
open the case and reset the bios jumper or pull the battery for a few seconds
reset your bios

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#4
September 10, 2010 at 07:07:03
/Thanks, after I pull the battery, how is it that I reset the bios?

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#5
September 10, 2010 at 07:23:46
actually the best way is to take out the HD and slave it to another PC to rmove your files.
You didn't mention the name and model of your PC so you will have to google for how to remove the drive.

You also did not say if it is a desktop or laptop.

Some HELP in posting on Computing.net plus free progs and instructions Cheers


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#6
September 12, 2010 at 12:11:32
Thank you so much, that is a super site for help. I saved it.
But...can you think of a way to finish the bios start-up in safe mode in order for me to be able to get to start button? I would love to use the malware remover but do not see a way at this point. Please tell me I am incorrect!
Thanks, T

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#7
September 13, 2010 at 13:48:22
When you slave the drive to another PC, and you boot into Windows on your main hard drive, you'll be able to scan with your Anti-Virus software and or Anti-Spyware software by selecting which drive you'd like to scan. Again, this depends on if you're running a desktop, or a laptop. You could also scan with a live Linux CD when you boot with it if you're using a laptop. Try this: http://www.free-av.com/en/products/...

Helpful tips before getting started: http://www.computing.net/howtos/sho...


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