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Windows 7: Copying Using Batch and System Restore

08 Jan 2015   #1
AnthonySee

Windows 7 Home x86
 
 
Copying Using Batch and System Restore

Ok, so, I recently posted a question on here about my computer's hard drive trouble. I've found out that it has "failed." I searched and tried backing up before I did anything using batch/command prompt, and found out that the Software and System32 was unable to be copied due to an I/O Error. So, now I know the hard drive has failed and is corrupted. However, I'm still able to access internal files and folders that I need using batch/command prompt. I'm planning on "restoring/resetting" the computer, which, in the process will completely wipe the internal documents.

My question is, I need to know how to copy folders - not files, that would take to long - from the internal hard drive D: to an external hard drive G:. If possible, the whole system folder. Also, if it's possible how to create a new folder on the external hard drive G:.

My other question is, if I restore the computer to factory defaults, will it restore the system32 files and fix it? Also, will I need discs for the reset? Cause I did the restore before and it worked fine without the discs.

Edit: Specs:
Windows 7 Home x86
Intel iCore i5
nvidia GeForce
500 GB DDR3
4 GB Ram

Edit:
Also, the computer has an option to restore the computer to last known completed, healthy boot. Will that work?

Please, I've seen almost 300 people visit, and no-one is answering. I have to get this done by tomorrow.


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10 Jan 2015   #2
Anshad Edavana

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

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If possible, the whole system folder

A new hard drive means fresh Windows install. Trying to copy old system folder is totally unnecessary and will be big waste of time.

To copy folders/files, i would recommend using a live Linux ditro.

Emergency Kit - save your files from a dead OS
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12 Jan 2015   #3
mjf

Windows 7x64 Home Premium SP1
 
 

You may also want to consider a lighter weight linux distro like puppy linux if file recovery is all you want
https://www.winhelp.us/recover-files...ppy-linux.html
Note when you mount partitions with puppy linux you can simply drag and drop folders from source to destination. When you drop you get options - select the copy not move.
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