|I have an old computer that I recently tried to start up and the start up was interrupted with a screen showing some information about the PC (such as Legacy Keyboard....Detected) and it says "Press <Del> to Resume."|
I press Delete and I eventually get a screen with the following message "Warning: Windows has detected a registry/configuration error. Use SCANREG to correct this error." I then have the option of starting in Normal Logged (\BOOTLOT.TXT), Safe, or Step-by-step confirmation.
When I open in Safe mode it ultimately fails, showing just the background image for my desktop and nothing else. While in safe mode I can do nothing except move the mouse around.
When I try any of the other three options it ultimately leads to the "blue screen of death" with the following message: "Windows protection error. You need to restart your computer. System halted."
Ultimately this computer was going to be consigned to the scrap heap but there are still some files that I would like to remove from the harddrive. Is there any hope for this computer? Or should I just give it up for lost and hope that there were no files that I needed on the harddrive?
Also, even with a corrupted registry would I be able to access these files using an External USB SATA Drive Dock?
Thank you for your help.
Also, if need be I can take pictures of the various screens and post them.