Asus preload wizard loop (Virus?Bug?)

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    Asus preload wizard loop (Virus?Bug?)

    Hello guys!

    Last night I closed my laptop to sleep as usual, and today I woke up to a asus preload wizard screen, which of course I canceled, because I didn't wanna loose my data. (Last backup is 3 month, and I have the most important stuff but still).

    I've had that once before, and when I just runned windows normaly it went away. This time it didn't work.
    Things I tried :

    - Safe mode
    - Start with the last know good configuration in BIOS

    None of them works and always resend me to asus reload, which when canceled sens me to a choice of either windows repair startup which I don't wanna run, or to run windows as usually which fails and sends me to asus load again.

    How can I save my data and get rid of this problem?

    Thank you very much !
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    Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1

    You can attach the harddisk to another PC to get the data off. Or try to use a Linux Live distro if you also have an external drive.
    Just make sure you don't install Linux and select something like "try" so it loads into memory only.
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    Thread Starter

    Is there any other way? Attaching the disk to another pc seems like a lot of work in the case of a laptop :/
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    Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1

    Not really, can you not unscrew few screws? No need to take everything apart, there should be a hatch under the laptop for harddisk, and 4-6 screws that hold it in place
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  5.    #5

    You do not need to move the hard drive to rescue your data as this can be done from a boot disk as shown in Troubleshooting Windows 7 Failure to Start.

    Those steps will also try everything possible to start Win7 leading up to if necessary doing Factory Recovery or the vastly superior Clean Reinstall Windows 7
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