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I'm thinking about reformatting my pc because windows won't even load anymore and i need make a backup of my files without using windows, i have an external HDD that i want to use to save those files, is there a way to do that?
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I'm thinking about reformatting my pc because windows won't even load anymore and i need make a backup of my files without using windows, i have an external HDD that i want to use to save those files, is there a way to do that?
Download EASEUS Disk Copy(it's Free)

http://download.cnet.com/Easeus-Disk...-10867157.html

Burn the bootable image inside of the zip, boot from CD and you can backup from one hard drive to another...but it will back up EVERYTHING.
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Without booting into Windows?

Hmm... Safe mode?

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Download EASEUS Disk Copy(it's Free)

http://download.cnet.com/Easeus-Disk...-10867157.html

Burn the bootable image inside of the zip, boot from CD and you can backup from one hard drive to another.
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Safe mode doesnt work...It crashes too.
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Safe mode doesnt work...It crashes too.
If you're on win7 and you have a win7 install disc, you can reinstall windows without reformatting and all of your old stuff will be in a Windows.old folder.
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oh, cant get into windows, try downloading hirens boot disc, it has plenty options to transfer files and backup certain part of partitions
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I just have a little problem with the EASEUS Disk Copy, it wants to overwrite my external HDD files, is there a tooll that will allow me to keep the HDD files?
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I just have a little problem with the EASEUS Disk Copy, it wants to overwrite my external HDD files, is there a tooll that will allow me to keep the HDD files?
I'd suggest just reinstalling windows and getting it from the windows.old folder.
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I just have a little problem with the EASEUS Disk Copy, it wants to overwrite my external HDD files, is there a tooll that will allow me to keep the HDD files?
If the external is big enough to hold both make a partition and put the back-up there.

But I'm betting there's not enough room on the external to satisfy EASEUS.

Just go for the Windows "old" folder after the install.
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