I can start my laptop in safe mode with external monitor plugged in, but how do I back up my laptop? I purchased external hard drive, but it will not install on the laptop while in safe mode. How can I save the data on my laptop?
You can remove the laptop hard drive and use a USB adapter to connect it to a desktop (or another laptop). There are two levels of adapter:
1. a temp cable/power adapter
2. a permanent adapter box that converts the drive to an external drive.