I started my computer one day this week and got a blue screen. I haven't been able to "refresh my PC", etc., so I am resigned with doing a full reset. However, I would like to save my files, so I am trying to back up my C: with an external disk driving via cmd. I connected the external disk drive to my pc, started the command prompt (can't do it in safe mode), and made a folder titled "backup" on my external drive using the "MD" command. I then removed the external and hooked it up to another computer to confirm the "backup" folder had been created. I then hooked the external back up to the PC and copied the entire C: drive using the "xcopy" command. Once the entire C: copied over, I removed the external drive and hooked it back up to a working computer. The "backup" folder is no longer visible, even though it says 65gb of the drive is taken up (there is nothing else on the external drive). So basically, the C: appears to be copied to my external, I just can't see the files. I have already made sure all hidden files are shown.
(in case it may be relevant: malfunctioning PC is running Windows 8; working PC is running XP. The Windows 8 error code I received that started the whole problem is 0xc000021a. The external drive is in NTFS format.)
Edited by Rwr1311, 20 July 2013 - 05:04 PM.