Need to save files on laptop that won't boot

March 6, 2011 at 14:10:40
Specs: Windows 7
Laptop won't boot up. Have tried repair and restore at an earlier point. Tried to check disk on dos and said that the master file table 's (MFT) BITMAP attribute is incorrect. The volume bitmap is incorrect. Window's found problems with the file system. Is there a way through dos that I can copy the files to cd or usb so I can run complete restore? Need asap! One of the files is my taxes for this year.

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#1
March 6, 2011 at 23:30:51
download a copy of linux live disk, it will boot from the dvd, and then see if you can save your files, should work, you can also go to the drive manufacturers site and download a tool to fix the bitmap attribute.

cmd Type "chkdsk x: /r" and press "Enter," replacing "x" with the letter of the drive containing the faulty bitmap attributes of the MFT.
or
check here
http://support.microsoft.com/kb/814594

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#2
March 7, 2011 at 13:48:07
If not a linux live cd you can make a bartsPE or ubcd4win disk.

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#3
March 7, 2011 at 13:55:50
Also if you have a desktop, you can remove the hard drive and install it in the desktop (plugged in, not bother to mount it) and start up normally. The drive should install as a second hard drive and you can just copy/paste the files directly onto the desktop. Shut down and remove and reinstall to laptop and do a factory restore.

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