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Windows 7: Hard Drive crashed and I can't run Safe Mode?

03 Nov 2010   #21

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03 Nov 2010   #22

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When I try to use command prompt to switch the computer into safe mode it first says "the command "bc" is not recognized as an internal or external command". (code) X/sources/bcdedit/set_safeboot_minimal (I didn't use underscores, I used spaces, please check this to see if I did it right.)
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03 Nov 2010   #23

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bcdedit /set safeboot minimal

there is a space after bcderit and /
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03 Nov 2010   #24

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I may be gone for a while at your next post. Others may help or I will when I get back.
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03 Nov 2010   #25

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I tried it with the advice you gave me and its come up with "an unknown command was specified, try /bcdedit ? for a list of commands" (code: "X: sources/ bcdedit / set safeboot minimal" )
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03 Nov 2010   #26

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copy and paste from my above post
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03 Nov 2010   #27

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Well, I typed out the command line exactly how you posted it, and we got this as a result.

The boot configuration data store could not be opened.
The system cannot find the file specified.

What to do now...
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03 Nov 2010   #28

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I have no other suggestions for safe mode.
If it were my computer after spending so much time, I would save my stuff and reinstall.
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