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Windows 7: Copying Using Batch and System Restore

08 Jan 2015   #1

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

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


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

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
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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