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Backing Up Files From Dos Using Xp


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#1 Alex2127

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Posted 25 February 2008 - 12:53 PM

Hi, is there anyway to Backup my Files to an external USB HDD from DOS? i have a laptop infected with some virus, ADW CMDDSKTOP.A that keeps my destop flashing every 3 seconds and wont let me open any application....System restore only have a restore point 2 days ago, and keeps doing the same on SAFE MODE, i am only want to be able to recover my data to the external HDD, since i am giving away the laptop. Also my antivirus Trend Micro shows me a box everytime i turn on te laptop saying that i found the virus and infected file C:\WINDOWS\RG9yYSBv\asappsrv.dll but Access is denied. Any help in doing this would be appreciated.

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Posted 25 February 2008 - 02:52 PM

XP does not use DOS. Anyways you would be better off posting your problem here
http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/f/103/am-i-infected-what-do-i-do/
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Posted 26 February 2008 - 08:08 PM

You would have to have the ability to boot to DOS from the USB drive, then would likely need an NTFS reader to be able to copy the files on the drive.

I'd suggest that a Live distribution of Linux or a BartPE/Ultimate Boot CD would be an easier way to go for this. Use Google to find these tools.
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