I have recently noticed that my PC keeps on crashing after around 2/3 minuites of it beeing on.
I was running XP and had this problem, and then re-formatted and installed Vista and I am still having the same problem.
I booted the computer into safe mode and it was fine, but I am wanting to get my data off the hard drive while in safe mode. However as all the drivers are disabled in Safe mode, I am guessing that it will not let me make a backup while in this mode?
Any idea how to solve the crashing or to backup the software if the Hard Drive needs replacing.
Hmm, so yes does sound more like hard-drive woes. OK, as retep888 suggest perhaps you should first consider rescuing important data.
Two ways to do this, but both involve access to another PC. Either remove hard-drive and fit in another PC as a Slave, then move important stuff across to Master drive. - Or, remove hard-drive and fit it into a USB Enclosure, then attach to another PC and move important data across to other hard-drive.
That is of course, unless someone else comes up with a better idea. After all, we are really only guessing that it is the hard-drive about to fail. I guess the ball in in your court, as they say.
I do not have Vista, but I believe there may be a back-up option available in safe mode. Afraid this needs someone who is more savvy than me and who also knows Vista.
Good luck anyway!
NB - I keep a spare USB enclosure for emergency use, as well as my full Acronis backup - belt & braces stuff but great for one's peace of mind! Enclosures are quite cheap, and worth every penny if the worst happens.