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Acer Acer extensa 4620-4648 notebook pc...
August 13, 2009 at 13:30:47
Specs: Windows Vista
My sister has an acer laptop, it was slow as hell before, and now it won't even start up right. I'm going to just reformat it, but I need to get her pictures and stuff off first. Thing is, I'm not sure how to do that without being in windows. I got to command prompt, but I can't figure out how to copy everything on the c drive to my external. I looked up the copy commands, but I still don't quite get how to copy everything over....If someone could just tell me what command to type with whatever comes after it...That would be awesome.

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August 13, 2009 at 14:12:25
NT Command Prompt does not have those functions, you are mistakenly thinking of MS-DOS. How are you getting to Command Prompt ??

The easiest solution is to buy a suitable USB External Drive Caddy and put the Laptop Drive in there so you can transfer files to another PC/Laptop.

Alternatively you try booting/running with a Linux Live CD, but that is a different ball game........

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August 13, 2009 at 15:32:02
The computer wont start right, and it tries to do a startup repair thing, which fails for an unknown reason. And then it gives me the option to open command prompt. Sorry I use words like thing. I'm kinda lost here.

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August 13, 2009 at 23:55:05
... from command prompt type:

bcdedit /enum [press enter]

... post back here under relevant heading ie {bootmgr} ...any "unknowns"

... you might see "device boot" ......unknown

... under that heading .... so post back here all "unknowns"

... which are under there headings ... there will be perhaps no more than three total

... it only takes one to stop it booting

... I will then post back a quick command to type



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August 14, 2009 at 11:00:31
K...Im just gonna type it all out. Thanks btw.

Windows boot manager
identifier <bootmgr>
device partition=C:
description Windows boot mgr
locale en-us
inherit <globalsettings>
default <default>
resumeobject <1107d851-7158-11db-8f96-000ae4f8e160>
displayorder <default>
tooldisplayorder <memdiag>
timeout 30

Windows boot loader

Identifier <default>
device partition=C:
path \windows\system32\winload.exe
description ms windows vista
locale en-us
inherit <bootloadersettings>
recoverysequence <current>
recoveryenabled Yes
osdevice partition=C:
systemroot \windows
resumeobject <1107d851-7158-11db-8f96-000ae4f8e160>
nx OptIn

I don't know what it means...But I see no unknowns. I could reformat the comp no problem...I just dunno how to get my sisters pictures off first so she won't kill me.

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August 14, 2009 at 11:36:23

... download the ubuntu iso, burn the iso image and boot-up with it.... do not install....just run it off the cd and you should be able to see and mount your drive and copy the pic's and love letters to a "cheap as chips" usb stick

... experiment a little



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