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Windows 7: Windows 7 won't boot and Recovery options don't work

03 May 2012   #11

64 bit, windows 7

ignatzatsonic, i think most of my things are in C: drive, how do i find it and copy it to the flash drive?

karlsnooks, will do.

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03 May 2012   #12

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Windows 7 Home Premium SP1, 64-bit

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by square View Post
ignatzatsonic, i think most of my things are in C: drive, how do i find it and copy it to the flash drive?
You find it by eyesight and copy it with the mouse by highlighting the folder or file and dragging it in Windows Explorer to the flash drive, which should be connected to one of your USB ports.

Your stuff may be somewhere under C:\users\, possibly in C:\users\your-user-name-whatever-it-is.

But you have to confirm that by looking.

If you write a letter to grandma, where do you save it?
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04 May 2012   #13

64 bit, windows 7

how do i do that if the comp won't boot though?
i took my comp to the repair place today, and they said there's 133 bad sectors(they ran a test using ubuntu) and said i need to replace the hard drive. They're gonna charge me about 110 for a new hard drive and installing it for me, lol, i think i'll do this part on my own.
Do i have to reinstall windows after i put in my new hard drive? they said they will charge me another 90 for this part.. jus reinstalling crap.
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04 May 2012   #14

MS Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 64-bit

Let's not mix the apples with the oranges.

Follow the advice given to you by GregRocker.

Report back to us the result.

Let's proceed in a logical and useful fashion.

The starting place is the advice from Greg.
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04 May 2012   #15
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In addition to the steps in Troubleshooting Windows 7 Failure to Boot,

I would now test the HD using HD maker's HD Diagnostic extended CD scan followed by Disk Check from the Win7 DVD or System Repair Disk Command Line. Then you'll know if the HD is indeed bad.
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