Solved booting failure win 7 starter

May 26, 2011 at 18:45:26
Specs: Windows 7 starter, intel atom 2gb
mine says disk error and restart. Sometimes it loads a bit and then the windows boot manager appears and says "error caused by unplugging removable device while in use or by faulty hardware." This happened right after a windows update. It already happened before but as soon as i restart its already okay.
right now i can't use my netbook.
would reformatting solve this problem? is there a way that i can copy my files first before doing anything? i got some really important files in there.
Also i'm not the techie type so please if you can make your replies in simple terms. thank you so much.


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May 26, 2011 at 23:38:06
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try tapping the F8 key and go into safe mode, then so a system restore to before the problem startde. or download a linux boot disk, (do not install, just boot into linux) copy your files to an external disk or networked computer.
then do a factory restore, usually you tap an F key or F key combination at boot to get into the factory rstore application, which will reset your machine to the day you bought it, you can check in the manual or in google for your machines factory restore process.

i hate computers!
but cant help myself....

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May 27, 2011 at 06:34:41
To expand on #3 above you could install Linux to a flash drive and boot from it. Use Linux to recover your personal files. You could copy them to any media you can connect to. Another flash drive or an external USB drive, for instance. Linux puppy is a small version that should work for you.

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May 28, 2011 at 08:36:07
thank you so much for the advice. i'll update as soon as i manage to copy my files.

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