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Windows 7: Can't log in- how do I get my data copied so I can do a reinstall?


16 Jun 2012   #1

Windows 7 Ultimate 64bit
 
 
Can't log in- how do I get my data copied so I can do a reinstall?

Hi all. Got this problem where I can't boot into Windows 7, but I can boot into other things like Linux and Hiren's boot CD. I have access to all of my data on my internal hard drive, and would like to copy this to an external hard drive so that I can wipe the computer clean and reinstall Windows 7.

How can I do this?

I tried Puppy Linux, but I was unable to do stuff with the external HD as I got errors saying the external HD was write-protected.

Thanks!

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16 Jun 2012   #2

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by jooleyen View Post
Hi all. Got this problem where I can't boot into Windows 7, but I can boot into other things like Linux and Hiren's boot CD. I have access to all of my data on my internal hard drive, and would like to copy this to an external hard drive so that I can wipe the computer clean and reinstall Windows 7.

How can I do this?

I tried Puppy Linux, but I was unable to do stuff with the external HD as I got errors saying the external HD was write-protected.

Thanks!
You can unmount the external HD then remount it with the proper permissions.

Or just make an Ubuntu LiveCD - it should just work. Always has for me.
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16 Jun 2012   #3

Windows 7 Professional 64x
 
 

Try getting partition wisard and copying your whole partition to an external disk.

Or copy the files using the Ubuntu live cd to your linux partition.
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16 Jun 2012   #4

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1 clean install
 
 

You can move your HD to another PC (not as bootup disk) and then backup data.
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17 Jun 2012   #5

Windows 7 Ultimate 64bit
 
 

Perfect. Thank you. Ubuntu live did it for me.
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