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My hard disk -which my OS is installed on- have problems and when I try to copy or move files it freezes. Even CHKDSK can't complete. I want to copy my files into my usb 2tb flash disk how can I do it?

All I have is my laptop and the 2tb flash disk. Is there a way which I can make the flash disk bootable and boot from it and copy the files from hard disk into it?
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have you tried using a boot cd to check the hdd for problems instead of using check disk.
Something like Hirens boot cd or UBCD have tools on for checking and fixing hdd issues.

Alternatively, you could try installing mini XP onto the flash drive or something and then booting from that, you will need to change the boot order in the bios though to allow it to boot fro usb

let me know how you get on
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Plug in your 2 tb drive, put in your OS cd, install it on there if the installer can detect it as a HD. In your motherboard BIOS, go to boot device priority and make Removable the first one. Then boot from your 2 tb drive, and try and retrieve your fiords
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Hard DriveOptical DriveOSMonitor
2x 500 GB RAID 0 LITE-ON DVD-R/RW Windows 7 x64 Acer 24" 1920x1080 
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have you tried using a boot cd to check the hdd for problems instead of using check disk.
Something like Hirens boot cd or UBCD have tools on for checking and fixing hdd issues.

Alternatively, you could try installing mini XP onto the flash drive or something and then booting from that, you will need to change the boot order in the bios though to allow it to boot fro usb

let me know how you get on

thanks, working on it
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any news
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I've used ubcd4win -thanks to you-. I didn't know such a program. I spent most of my time trying to boot it from the usb hdd but gave up on it. I really don't believe that it can be done, even though some people say it's possible. Later on I tried to boot from cd, which was easy to setup but my cd-drive was faulty. So finally I bought a USB-Stick and resolved the problem. ubcd4win is really a very powerful tool which helped my problem. thanks again
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