Trying to boot from either USB or CD Rom.

January 18, 2012 at 16:54:58
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Got the blue screen. Cannot boot even in safe mode. Trying to boot from either USB or CD Rom. Bios sees USB but won't boot there. Bios lists CD Rom as (not present) even when CD Rom contains a disk. Needless to say, I cannot boot from either source even when sequence is setup properly in Bios. Any suggestions? OS is XP and even though I am getting a new one, this one is 8 years old, I still need to get files and data from this one, HELP!!!!!
Thanks,
Jack

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#1
January 19, 2012 at 01:38:16
"I still need to get files and data from this one, HELP!!!!!"

Slave your HD to another HD/comp ( no need to bolt it in, just cable it & leave it outside the case ) You may have a choice of jumper settings on the master HD, such as master with slave or ms. Copy your stuff ( don't forget your emails & address book ) onto the host HD or other media.

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#2
January 19, 2012 at 02:37:11
You must first make USB flash disk bootable before your computer boots to it. Of course, your motherboard must support USB flash disk as a bootable media. For making USB flash disk bootable, please see post #13 in this thread.

CoolGuy


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#3
January 19, 2012 at 08:05:19
Or get an external usb enclosure to try the hard drive in.

Katy Perry, I'd never treat you badly.


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