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Solved: boot up problem same as Lumarie & Rainforest123

Discussion in 'Windows 7' started by arranskye, Jan 23, 2013.

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  1. arranskye

    arranskye Thread Starter

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    Copy C Windows folder Is this left click computer, expand compaq C Are we talking all the programme files, + programme files (86) + millions & millions of stuff on there.

    hope its selective or the wrong folder. There must be another C folder. Where please.
     
  2. rainforest123

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    Perhaps this will help.

    You need the drivers. They are somewhere in C:\Windows; might ONLYbe C:\Windows\System32\drivers; but they could be in other locations. I can not speculate with any certainty. Before I re-format, I clone my hard drive or copy my important to flash drives. Some people prefer optical disks.

    OOPS! I just saw this post.

    System restore is not designed to backup your computer. SR is designed to help you return to a functioning version of Windows. Hopefully, all of the non Microsoft programs, and some Microsoft programs such as WMP & IE may be adversely affected by using System Restore. I think of it as a poor person's reformat & re install. Atleast I can get to my data, if I haven't backed it up since my last full backup.

    "the restore points are set in stone and dont go back more that a week or so."
    NOPE. You determine the amount of space you want to allow SR to use. When SR is full [ has used up all of the space [ # of GB, as a %age of HDD [ hard disk drive ] space ] you have designated, SR deletes the oldest SR point, or points for the amount of space [ # of GB ] SR needs. SR will automatically create restore points using a system that I have never understood. So before I obtain W7 updates, or update any program, or install or remove a program or piece of hardware, I create an SR point. Occasionally, I will also clone my computer. Just in case. :)

    There are many tutorials available for the use of SR. I like the tutorials at seven forums. I'm sure that you can find a learning resource that works for you.
    http://www.sevenforums.com/tutorials/700-system-restore.html

    I can point you to tutorials & I can answer questions, but I am unable to compose step by step instructions any better than web pages which I have read or viewed. I will help you, but I am unable to do it for you.

    For drivers, check the disks that came the computer. Check the invoice for a parts list. Go to the support / downloads site for your computer and / or computer components, if some items were not installed by the computer manufacturer.
    I'll help if you become perplexed.



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    Re the dev mgr attachment: Good. Now you have a record of the drivers installed. Prob > 90% of the time, the driver installed correctly corresponds with the physical device and Windows can happily converse with the driver & the device.
    :)

    Keep the image backed up in multiple places. That's the advice I give to my friends regarding all of their important data. Someone at this forum previously had, & perhaps still has a profile signature regarding the importance of data backup to multiple destinations. I agree with that philosophy.

    RF123
     
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