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.