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Cannot start in safe mode nor normal mode [Windows Xp]


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#1 Flowerpoddess

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Posted 07 October 2009 - 12:27 PM

After encountering a couple virus, I was suggested to sue ComboFix and after the program took control of my system, it had to restart and when it did, it wouldn't let me back into Windows.

I'm using a cracked copy of Windows XP and there is information in the computer that I don't want to lose. However, every time I try to start safe mode, it will just load all the drivers and restart the computer and when I boot the computer in normal mode, it asks me for product key which I do not have. I used to patch it when I was able to get into Safe Mode.

I'm stuck in the normal mode, looking at the popup that states.

"Windows Product Activation"
This copy of Windows must be activated with Microsoft before you can log on.
Do you want to activate Windows now?
Yes No"

I do not have a bootable Windows XP to access Recovery Console and I'm not sure if it will help me either, will it? Please help, as there is data I need.

Thanks!
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#2 petewills

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Posted 07 October 2009 - 01:01 PM

Makes me laugh when people request help for cracked copies of Windows.

Get a genuine copy.

Get a life.

#3 Flowerpoddess

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Posted 07 October 2009 - 11:03 PM

What does life have to do with not having a genuine copy, if you had no useful information to contribute, simply don't answer. I'm using a laptop with an OEM Vista, so I supposedly don't have a life cause of my desktop computer having a cracked copy, lol. *Shakes head*

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Posted 08 October 2009 - 05:33 AM

It's against forum rules to help anyone with an illegal copy of anyhing.

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Posted 08 October 2009 - 09:44 AM

Thanks frankp316. :thumbsup:

The Rule on this point is repeated often in these forums.

To Flowerpoddess:

I am contributing the following useful information, as requested:

"No subject matter will be allowed whose purpose is to defeat existing copyright or security measures. If a user persists and/or the activity is obviously illegal the staff reserves the right to remove such content and/or ban the user. This would also mean encouraging the use or continued use of pirated software is not permitted, and subject to the same consequences."

Is that helpful?

#6 Flowerpoddess

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Posted 08 October 2009 - 12:18 PM

Frankp316 - I didn't see it stated anyways but thanks for letting me know.

Battysurreal - Yup, it sure is.

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Posted 08 October 2009 - 01:13 PM

I'm using a cracked copy of Windows XP


BC rules
http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/boardrules.php
The rule you should be concerned with:

No subject matter will be allowed whose purpose is to defeat existing copyright or security measures. If a user persists and/or the activity is obviously illegal the staff reserves the right to remove such content and/or ban the user. This would also mean encouraging the use or continued use of pirated software is not permitted, and subject to the same consequences.


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