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May 7, 2013 11:56:03 AM

I have an HP Compaq dc7900 Convertible Minitower that just reboots over and over again. I see the XP booting screen over and over again. If I turn it off with the power button, the "Windows was not turned off properly" appears. I have tried to boot into Safe Mode, Safe Mode with Networking and Safe Mode with Command Prompt, but it just loads the drivers and stalls. I have tried Last Known Good Configuration and Start Windows Normally and the rebooting cycle continues. Any ideas?

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May 7, 2013 12:03:45 PM

As you power up, tap the Function 8 key several times and the Advanced Boot menu expands to include an option to "Disable automatic restart on system failure". Select that one and when the Stop Error message appears on a blue screen, note the alpha-numeric 0x0000?? and ANY_WORD_JOINED_UP_BY underscores. Post that back here and someone will be able to help.
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May 7, 2013 12:12:34 PM

Saga Lout said:
As you power up, tap the Function 8 key several times and the Advanced Boot menu expands to include an option to "Disable automatic restart on system failure". Select that one and when the Stop Error message appears on a blue screen, note the alpha-numeric 0x0000?? and ANY_WORD_JOINED_UP_BY underscores. Post that back here and someone will be able to help.


UNMOUNTABLE_BOOT_VOLUME
STOP: 0x000000ED (0x8A64DA40, 0xC0000006, 0x00000000, Ox00000000)
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May 7, 2013 12:17:28 PM

To get it going, and to give you access to your files, download a version of Linux that can run as a Live CD. It will be able to mount the volume where Windows systems can not and using the File Manager, can give you access to the Windows Documents and Settings folders where your personal data live.

Most Linux OS will allow this but my personal favourite is PCLinuxOS frm the dotcom site of the same name. Burn it to a CD using something like ImgBurn (far simple for ISOs than Nero)
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May 7, 2013 12:47:54 PM

Saga Lout said:
To get it going, and to give you access to your files, download a version of Linux that can run as a Live CD. It will be able to mount the volume where Windows systems can not and using the File Manager, can give you access to the Windows Documents and Settings folders where your personal data live.

Most Linux OS will allow this but my personal favourite is PCLinuxOS frm the dotcom site of the same name. Burn it to a CD using something like ImgBurn (far simple for ISOs than Nero)


The files I need are on the Desktop. Will I be able to access them?
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May 7, 2013 10:42:30 PM

Yes you will be able to. Desktop is an ordinary folder within C:\Documents and Settings>{youraccountname}, along with Contacts, Favourites and Music Pictures and My Documents. A Linux file manager, Dolphin for example, can navigate in much the same way as you would in Windows. Your drive will be in the left hand pane and described by its size in Gb.
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