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Old 06-05-2005, 05:56 PM   #11 (permalink)
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Now i'm trying to boot in safe mode, but I can't, or dont know how to. Found this link here:

http://service1.symantec.com/SUPPORT...rc=sec_doc_nam

I go into msconfig but there's no 'safe mode' option in the Boot.INI tab. And I can't change to any of the other options becuase it wont let me. See the pic I attatched.

I know you can use the F8 key, but when do you hit the F8 key?

When the pc is starting up, or in Bios?
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Old 06-05-2005, 05:57 PM   #12 (permalink)
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sorry, here's the pic.
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Old 06-05-2005, 06:11 PM   #13 (permalink)
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Now i'm trying to boot in safe mode, but I can't, or dont know how to. Found this link here:

http://service1.symantec.com/SUPPORT...rc=sec_doc_nam

I go into msconfig but there's no 'safe mode' option in the Boot.INI tab. And I can't change to any of the other options becuase it wont let me. See the pic I attatched.

I know you can use the F8 key, but when do you hit the F8 key?

When the pc is starting up, or in Bios?
you can hit the f8 key repeatedly when it's starting up
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Old 06-05-2005, 06:15 PM   #14 (permalink)
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you did the system recovery and not a simple reformat right?
work with us a little bit. can you please answer this question? it will send us in the right direction.
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Old 06-05-2005, 06:30 PM   #15 (permalink)
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did a system recovery, as I siad in my first post.
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Old 06-05-2005, 08:39 PM   #16 (permalink)
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ok I just checking. do you know how many people on this forum have reformated their hp or compact because they didn't understand jack about system recovery? At least you do.

some people also say that they are a system recovery when they are doing a system repair.

when you reboot the computer keep itting f8. follow shi hi's route. if they are not there, they are gone. if they are there you can now take ownership

http://www.techist.com/showthread.ph...king+ownership

start paying attention where I come in at
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Old 06-06-2005, 12:00 AM   #17 (permalink)
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Whoops..sorry about that I didnt realize it was a "name brand" recovery rather just a normal Windows XP recovery. It is important that you logon with the true administrator account though not just an account that has adminitrative privleges.

As for safe mode wait for your machine to POST or at least let it detect the keyboard (so it doesnt error out by hitting F8 before POST it will throw a 3** keyboard error) then start hitting F8 rapidly and it will take you to all the options.
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Old 06-06-2005, 09:36 AM   #18 (permalink)
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well...i went into safe mode and looked for them, but they were not there. I tried the user ownership thing, but still no documents. I think they're gone. :-(
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Old 06-07-2005, 03:10 AM   #19 (permalink)
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Have you ran a search for any of your old files via the Windows SEARCH tool? Make sure you have it scanning hidden folders and search for some file extensions you know you had in there..like search for *.wmv to see if any of your porn collection shows up..then if not..wow..gone me thinks.
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