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Hi there. Happy to be here. A little help, please. Thanks.


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#1 drakesuave

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Posted 12 December 2013 - 01:01 PM

Hello:

 

Recently my laptop, running Windows 7, refused to load.  I received an error message that said there was something wrong with the loader.  I ran Repair, System Restore, and so on, to no avail, receiving messages that said repairs could not be made.  The System Restore date, there was only one listed, ran to no effect.  In an effort to ensure that I did not lose anything, I have been rather laboriously using the Command Prompt to copy files, directory by directory, to an external hard drive. (I know, I know, I should have backed the thing up. But could I be bothered with that? Nooooo!!)  I would like to stop doing all this, and avoid reloading the system from the Windows 7 disc, which it appears will wipe everything out and start thiings all over.  Is there something I can do to make a fix to this thing and preserve all my data?  I have some knowledge of these things, though I am far from expert, but I can follow a recipe.  Thanks in advance.

 

Neil



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#2 Roodo

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Posted 12 December 2013 - 01:21 PM

You could try this:

http://windowssecrets.com/top-story/win7s-no-reformat-nondestructive-reinstall/



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Posted 12 December 2013 - 01:23 PM

I'll give you the bad news up front, you're probably going to have to reload.

 

My experience has been that you will spend hours and hours trying to get it to work and end up relaoding.  So, I normally just jump to the conclusion, backup and reload.  Before you reload I would recommend running a hard drive diagnostic to verify that the hard drive is good, again this is experience.  Nothing like doing the full reload experience to have the drive fail hard a week later.



#4 drakesuave

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Posted 12 December 2013 - 01:52 PM

Thanks so much.  That has been my thought all along, but I heard about this site, so I thought I would give it a try.  I really appreciate your reply.

 

Neil



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Posted 12 December 2013 - 02:06 PM

Thanks Roodo.  That seems to be a good thing.






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