I've never used Recovery Console before and wondered how safe my saved files will be when I use it to fix a problem on my other pc. The pc just reboots and shuts down, over and over, so backing them up is impossible. I will be following the instructions from the Microsoft website but it doesn't mention any dangers and I have exhausted all other (safer?) options I have found. Thankyou for any info.
I take it you have two pc's, why don't you install the drive from your other pc into the one that is working ok. You can then back-up all the files you want and if you have an up-to -date virus checker you might be able to rid the virus as well, by scanning the disk. Then when you put it back in the other machine it should boot-up....TT
Thanks for the ideas. I cant get anything except recovery console on the problem pc, it won't even start in safe mode and I'm afraid swapping hard drives is beyond me, this pc is years old and the troublesome one is less than a year out of warranty.
what folder are your files in on your problem pc? If they are not in my documnts folder then you have nothing to worry about. But even if they are, they should still be there when you have re-installed XP from the recovery console....TT