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Locked out of windows. Using Vista O/S

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#1 Lady Soul

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Posted 14 May 2011 - 08:19 AM

Can anyone help me. I don't know how to back up my files on the hard drive since I can't get into Windows. I really need these files. I know how to reboot from CD but it will erase my hard drive w/o letting me back up first. Vista is a major pain in my side.

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#2 cryptodan


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Posted 14 May 2011 - 08:22 AM

How are you locked out of your computer?

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Posted 14 May 2011 - 10:10 AM

...and...why do you now determine...that you need to back up your system? What's wrong with it?

You can always remove the hard drive...connect it as a secondary drive on another system...and move files to another drive/partition, etc.

OTOH...if you have any idea that malware is your source problem...I would be careful about what files I would move before cleaning the system or protecting the second system properly.


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Posted 14 May 2011 - 04:51 PM

Can you access CMD through the repair function of your recovery media? Have you allowed start up repair to try and fix the issue?

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