I have Safeboot 4.2 installed on my Dell D610 Laptop. Unfortunately my harddrive crashed and I can't boot Windows XP anymore. After the Safeboot Password Screen and Windows Password Screen the computer just boots forever without reaching an end. I don't think the whole harddisk is damaged, just some sectors which are accessed during the Windows Boot Sequence What I'm basically looking for is a method to access my harddrive without booting windows in order to safe as much data as possible. I've found a Safeboot 5.1 PlugIn for BartPE, however this does not work because I have Safeboot 4.2 installed (I have tried it). Is there something like a Safeboot 4.2 PlugIn for BartPE? Do you know of any other method of accessing my harddrive and save my data ? Since it's my own computer I have obviously the Safeboot Password.
Thanks for the answer but knowing my suspicious company I will not try that.
I had another idea: Safeboot 4.2 gives you the option of Booting from Floopy Disk: I installed a Boot Manager on the Floopy which allowed me in turn to boot BartPe from CD. It worked well at the beginningm starting to boot BartPe, however then I got a boot error due to some problems with the acpiec.sys file. There is no problem in booting BartPe without authenticating to Safeboot first.
There is still the way of loading a DOS from Floppy and with that way I can access my damaged harddrive, however it is painful due to the 8+3 Limitation in DOS.
i am sort of having the same problem, i created a BartPE CD with SafeBoot Support, and a boot manager floppy, after i authanticate in safeboot, the boot manager starts, and i choose to boot from CDROM but it does not boot, the CDROM Spins about three times and then there is no responsse at all from the pc,
i have tested the following and is fine:
1 - the cd boots on its own 2 - if i boot from the floppy with boot manager then CDROM it works
Thanks for your reply, i would gladly use the Wintech if i had it, in our safeBoot 4.2 installation CD i can only find a folder called SafeTech, and i have no idea how to use, i have searched the web on SafeTech to no avail... is there anywhere i can download WinTech, or find documentation on how to use SafeTech?