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Need To Back-up Personal Files


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#1 Hamitaf

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Posted 12 February 2007 - 03:56 AM

Last night my PC (which happens to be a HP Pavillion 1422c) Decided to die on me and began refusing to boot. I try to turn it on and i reach a screen with start up options (Last known config., safemode, start windows normally, etc.). Problem is, nothing works and the computer restarts itself each time when it reaches the XP loading page.

So I used HP online technical support and they guided me through SEVERAL different methods, but nothing worked. I was told that I must perform a non-destructive system recovery as my last resort.

Unfortunately I was told that I must "Back-up" my personal files (such as the My Documents folder) but I have no Idea how I can do this.

Can someone please help me understand my options at this point? Must I transfer my Hard drive onto another computer? Or is there another method I could try?

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Posted 12 February 2007 - 04:09 AM

There's a backup utility in Windows XP using which you can backup the data. Visit these URLs for detailed steps:

http://www.microsoft.com/windowsxp/using/s...t_03july14.mspx

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/320820

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Posted 12 February 2007 - 04:37 AM

Another method you can try is to boot your computer using a bootable CD, and then copy the data off the HDD. Try one of the following:

Ultimate Boot CD
Emergency Boot CD
Puppy Linux
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Posted 12 February 2007 - 11:44 AM

There's a backup utility in Windows XP using which you can backup the data. Visit these URLs for detailed steps:

http://www.microsoft.com/windowsxp/using/s...t_03july14.mspx

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/320820

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Wish I would have known that before my computer locked up on me. :thumbsup: thanks for the info though.

Another method you can try is to boot your computer using a bootable CD, and then copy the data off the HDD. Try one of the following:

Ultimate Boot CD
Emergency Boot CD
Puppy Linux

Thanks for the links. I think I'll try the first link and hope it works.

does anyone else have any other suggestions? :flowers:

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Posted 12 February 2007 - 01:05 PM

Ultimate Boot CD did not work for me.. :thumbsup: i guess i'll try the second option

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Posted 12 February 2007 - 01:54 PM

You can use Puppy Linux to burn Windows files to CD\DVD.
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