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Windows 7: Will system restore delete files in c:/myfolder ?


28 Feb 2013   #1

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 
Will system restore delete files in c:/myfolder ?

My Windows 7 laptop has developed a problem due to a driver. The laptop will not start (not even in safe mode) - it shows a blue screen and shuts off.

I've tried running StartupRepair which says it is unable to repair the computer and reports "Problem Signature 05: ExternalMedia / Problem Signature 07: BadDriver".

I am considering attempting to restore the computer to a previous restore point. However, I have some critical files in c:/myfolder (c:/xampp), which I cannot afford to lose.

Will the system restore exclude these files?

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28 Feb 2013   #2
Microsoft MVP

64-bit Windows 8.1 Enterprise
 
 

Hello Peter, and welcome to Seven Forums.

You might see if you may be able to boot into the Advanced Boot Options, and select the Enable Low Resolution Video (640 X 480) or Last Know Good Configuration (advanced) option to see if that will let Windows 7 start to be able to back up your files, and either undo what caused this or run a system restore.

Hope this helps,
Shawn
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