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Backing up files before doing a windows install?

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#1 bqm8751


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Posted 23 February 2010 - 09:04 PM

Hello. I was wondering if there was a way i could back up certain files on my harddrive before i reinstall windows due to some problems that i cannot seem to fix. The thing is, i CANNOT log on to my pc as of right now (windows xp) so basically the only thing i can do is boot from my optical cd drive. I wanted to know if there was any way i could back up some files without having to physically remove the harddrive itself. thanx

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Posted 23 February 2010 - 10:00 PM

This might be what you are looking for:

The power of accurate observation is commonly called cynicism by those who haven't got it.

—George Bernard Shaw

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Posted 24 February 2010 - 01:55 AM

I would think it'd be a whole lot easier just to remove the HD, slave it to another computer and copy stuff over. Just MHO though. :thumbsup:

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