Hello! I am desperate to backup all the files on my computer before resetting my laptop to factory settings. I don't want to ask my dad to help, because he is going to scold me for my idiocity. (I should've asked him for a larger external hard drive. My mistake.) I am going to explain the entire story to inform you know how I got to my current situation.
It all started off by an issue with my keyboard. The shift key was locked, so I did a system restore. That didn't fix the keyboard issue. Then I tried backing up all my files onto my external hard drive before doing a further system restore, but I didn't have enough space on it. I still decided to go ahead with the system restore, and restored my computer to the only available point prior to the keyboard issue, a point two years ago. (Probably the day I got my computer.) I thought it would work and didn't expect my files to encounter any danger, so I proceeded without backing up all my files. So now, when my computer tries to load in safe mode, it is stuck in an infinite reboot loop, never loading the start page. If I try to load it normally, I get the blue screen of death. A picture of it is an attached file below.
I want to save both my files and my computer, but most importantly my files. I would be really really grateful if someone could figure out and teach me how to back up my files before I do a factory reset, or recover my computer so I don't have to do either of those. Though I think it would be good if I reset my entire computer at some point. Thank you all for any and all help!
P.S.: My computer is a Lenovo E530 with Windows 7 Home Premium.
Edited by TooChickenToAskDad, 15 December 2014 - 05:02 AM.