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How to back up personal stuff before a system restore?

I have a similar problem as an earlier post, as in my hp pavillion tx1000 doesn't startup; it launches a "startup repair" but then goes to a blank black screen, and then after a couple minutes, has a mouse cursor that you can move, but thats about it, it doesn't do anything else. I had contacted HP, but they said I need to do a system restore, meaning I lose all the videos and pictures and music, and programs i bought and stored on my computer! Please can anyone tell me is there ANY way at all that I can back up my personal stuff before it gets completely wiped out, or am I completely screwed?!!! UGH I HATE HP.
This is the 3rd time I have had a problem with it (2 other times got sent in to HP repair and they wiped out everything), and I am in IRAQ right now which makes trying to fix this issue that much harder.

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Cant you boot up to safe mode? start your laptop, hold F8 during the start, select safe mode
If that works and you can get in you can save all things on your laptop from safe mode


I hope it helps you, good luck

Posted on Dec 06, 2008

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Try unplugging it then plugging ,do nt work ,then reinstall.......

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Hi and welcome to FixYa,

Offhand there would be a number of ways to perform a back-up. Among them are:

  • burn the "videos and pictures and music" into a DVD or multiple DVDs;
  • get an external storage device and copy/paste. This could be as simple as a large sized flash/thumb drive or a full pledge Hard Disk with IDE/SATA adapter to USB.
Good luck and Thank you for using FixYa.

Posted on Dec 06, 2008

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    Louie Role Dec 06, 2008

    Of course, this would require that the hard drive of the HP Pavillion TX1000 be removed, connected to a 2.5 HD to USB interface and connected to a 2nd PC that would do the backup or copying.

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    Louie Role Dec 12, 2008

    Hi again,



    Any updates or developments so far?



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