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Posted 04 June 2008 - 11:04 AM
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Posted 04 June 2008 - 09:58 PM
If it crashes before you get into safe mode, and Startup Repair didn't help - then I'd suspect either a problem with your hard drive or a problem with your memory (RAM).
You can download a free, bootable hard drive diagnostic test from the website of the manufacturer of your hard drive.
You can download this free, bootable memory test also: http://www.memtest86.com/
(directions will be on their webpages)
Posted 04 June 2008 - 10:25 PM
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Posted 06 June 2008 - 12:37 AM
On the Memtest webpage there's a link on the left for "Free Download" - there's no need to purchase the CD unless you want a copy from them.
Wiping the hard drive and reinstalling the OS is an option - but if you've got a bad hard drive or bad memory, this won't help. And, you've still go the issue of having to backup your data.
See if you can get a free Live Linux distro, or a copy of the free Ultimate Boot CD ( http://www.ultimatebootcd.com/ ) to see if you can copy the data to a removable drive. Another option would be to remove the hard drive and use a drive caddy to slave it to another system.
Posted 06 June 2008 - 12:40 AM
Plug in your USB drive and boot to a Ubuntu Linux 'Live CD', You should be able to navigate the Hard drive and copy files off to the USB drive. I do this at work when someone has a system crash. I also use Winternals but you have to pay for that and Ubuntu is FREE - yea!
Posted 06 June 2008 - 05:48 AM
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