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Old 09-26-2005, 02:44 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Default PC wont get past boot options...help!!!

hi, my uncles PC wont start windows, it states that it was illegaly shutdown and opts to start in all the options available (normally, safe-mode...etc) but on any of them it wont boot up and just re-starts the computer????

He can get to a MS-DOS prompt and need to know if he can use dos prompt to burn a folder (auto-cad drawings for work that he really needs to rescue)on the desktop to a CD before re-installing XP?

I think the boot-up program/code has become corrupt and wont run, the XP recovery program on installation disk doesn't do anything and he doesn't want to use the rescue disks (factory restoration) as they will delete the folder he is trying to rescue..

Can any 1 help, ???

1. dos commands to move folder to CD?

2 repair boot up?

any help would gratefully appreciated...

thanks in advance...


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the rescue disc should give you the option to repair that will not delete your files.

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Default Re: PC wont get past boot options...help!!!

Originally posted by paulb100

1. dos commands to move folder to CD?

You cannot write to a cd in DOS
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