Jump to content


 


Register a free account to unlock additional features at BleepingComputer.com
Welcome to BleepingComputer, a free community where people like yourself come together to discuss and learn how to use their computers. Using the site is easy and fun. As a guest, you can browse and view the various discussions in the forums, but can not create a new topic or reply to an existing one unless you are logged in. Other benefits of registering an account are subscribing to topics and forums, creating a blog, and having no ads shown anywhere on the site.


Click here to Register a free account now! or read our Welcome Guide to learn how to use this site.

Photo

Back up


  • Please log in to reply
4 replies to this topic

#1 Fish'n'Chip

Fish'n'Chip

  • Members
  • 10 posts
  • OFFLINE
  •  
  • Local time:05:51 PM

Posted 05 January 2009 - 07:27 PM

I got a Windows Vista - Home Premium notebook. I have been running into problems of Bluescreen error. I have been advised to do a memory diagnostic test. Do not know if I got to back up files before doing the memory test. Please advise.

Thank you.

BC AdBot (Login to Remove)

 


#2 DJBPace07

DJBPace07

  • BC Advisor
  • 4,869 posts
  • OFFLINE
  •  
  • Gender:Male
  • Local time:01:51 PM

Posted 05 January 2009 - 07:38 PM

Backing up your files is a good idea, but it is not necessary to do so before running a memory diagnostic. The diagnostic scans the RAM not the files on the hard drive, so your data should be unaffected.

Edited by DJBPace07, 06 January 2009 - 05:07 PM.

3939.png

 


#3 hellojoey

hellojoey

  • Members
  • 3 posts
  • OFFLINE
  •  
  • Local time:01:51 PM

Posted 05 January 2009 - 07:39 PM

a memory diagnostic test is going to check your memory but it cant damage your files (as DJBPace07 has now informed me :huh:).

but knowing you are having computer problems already, it wouldnt be a bad idea to back up :huh:

then you wont have to have any worries

Edited by hellojoey, 05 January 2009 - 07:40 PM.


#4 usasma

usasma

    Still visually handicapped (avatar is memory developed by my Dad


  • BSOD Kernel Dump Expert
  • 25,089 posts
  • OFFLINE
  •  
  • Gender:Male
  • Location:Southeastern CT, USA
  • Local time:01:51 PM

Posted 06 January 2009 - 09:23 AM

This depends on how valuable your data is to you. Worst case is that your system won't boot and you'll have to pay a pro a lot of money to recover your data. Back it up now - while you can - and before you've gotta pay to have it done!

FWIW - I lost 3 years of work to a bad hard drive a couple of years ago - this included my wedding photo's!!!
The only reason I'm still alive (the wife would've killed me) is that I forgot to delete the wedding photos from the camera! :huh:
My browser caused a flood of traffic, sio my IP address was banned. Hope to fix it soon. Will get back to posting as soon as Im able.

- John  (my website: http://www.carrona.org/ )**If you need a more detailed explanation, please ask for it. I have the Knack. **  If I haven't replied in 48 hours, please send me a message. My eye problems have recently increased and I'm having difficult reading posts. (23 Nov 2017)FYI - I am completely blind in the right eye and ~30% blind in the left eye.<p>If the eye problems get worse suddenly, I may not be able to respond.If that's the case and help is needed, please PM a staff member for assistance.

#5 Fish'n'Chip

Fish'n'Chip
  • Topic Starter

  • Members
  • 10 posts
  • OFFLINE
  •  
  • Local time:05:51 PM

Posted 06 January 2009 - 05:27 PM

Thank u all for the replies. I have learnt through your suggestions and advice.




0 user(s) are reading this topic

0 members, 0 guests, 0 anonymous users