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Restoring files to my C: drive

We recently installed windows and want to restore the files from the back up drive to the C drive. How do I do that?

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  1. Open restoring files to my C: drive - shortcutcold.gifBackup.
  2. The Backup Utility Wizard starts by default, unless it is disabled.
  3. Click the Advanced Mode button in the Backup Utility Wizard.
  4. Click the Restore and Manage Media tab, in Click to select the check box for any drive, folder, or file that you want to restore, select the files and folders you want to restore by clicking the check box to the left of a file or folder.
    1. In Restore files to, do one of the following:
    2. Click Original location if you want the backed up files and folders to be restored to the folder or folders they were in when they were backed up. Skip to step 6.
    • Click Alternate location if you want the backed up files and folders to be restored to a folder that you designate. This option will preserve the folder structure of the backed up data; all folders and subfolders will appear in the alternate folder you designate.
    • Click Single folder if you want the backed up files and folders to be restored to a folder that you designate. This option will not preserve the folder structure of the backed up data; the files will appear only in the folder that you designate.
    1. If you selected Alternate location or Single folder, type a path for the folder under Alternate location, or click the Browse button to find the folder.
    1. On the Tools menu, click Options, click the Restore tab, and then do one of the following:
    2. Click Do not replace the file on my computer if you do not want the restore operation to copy over files that are already on your hard disk.
    • Click Replace the file on disk only if the file on disk is older if you want the restore operation to replace older files on your disk with newer files from your backup.
    • Click Always replace the file on my computer if you want the restore operation to replace files on your disk regardless of whether the backup files are newer or older.
    1. Click OK to accept the restore options you have set.
    2. Click Start Restore.

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    Resolution

    1. Restart the PC. The hal.dll error could be a fluke.

    2. Check for proper boot order in BIOS. You might see the hal.dll error if the boot order in BIOS is first looking at a hard drive other than your main hard drive.

    Note: If you've recently changed your boot order or recently flashed your BIOS, this may be what's causing your problem.

    3. Run Windows XP System Restore from a command prompt. If this doesn't work or you're receiving the hal.dll error message before you're able to complete this process, move on to the next step.

    4. Repair or replace the boot.ini file. This will work if the cause of the problem is actually Windows XP's boot.ini file and not the hal.dll file, which is often times the case.

    Note: If repairing the boot.ini does correct the hal.dll issue but the problem reappears after a reboot and you've recently installed Internet Explorer 8 in Windows XP, uninstall IE8. In this specific situation, IE8 could be the root cause of your hal.dll problem.

    5. Write a new partition boot sector to the Windows XP system partition. If the partition boot sector has become corrupt or isn't properly configured, you may receive the hal.dll error.

    6. Recover data from any bad sectors on your hard drive. If the physical part of your hard drive that stores any part of the hal.dll file has been damaged, you're likely to see errors like this.

    7. Restore the hal.dll file from the Windows XP CD. If the hal.dll file is truly the cause of the problem, restoring it from the original Windows XP CD may do the trick.

    8. Perform a repair installation of Windows XP. This type of installation should replace any missing or corrupt files. Continue troubleshooting if this does not resolve the issue.

    9. Perform a clean installation of Windows XP. This type of installation will completely remove Windows XP from your PC and install it again from scratch.

    Note: While this will almost certainly resolve any hal.dll errors, it is a time consuming process due to the fact that all of your data must be backed up and then later restored.

    Important: If you can't gain access to your files to back them up, you should understand that you will lose them all if you continue with a clean installation of Windows XP.

    10. Test the hard drive. If all else has failed, including the clean installation from the last step, you're most likely facing a hardware issue with your hard drive but you'll want to test it to be sure.

    If the drive fails any of your tests, replace the hard drive and then complete a "new" installation of Windows XP.

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    Important: System Restore will delete recent program installed or recent changes you made in your computer depending on your date of restoration.

    Follow step below: (Windows 7)

    1. Navigateto the Start -> All Programs -> Accessories -> System Tools program group.
    2. Clickon the System Restore programicon.
    3. ClickNext > on the Restoresystem files and settings window.
    4. Choosethe restore point that you want to use. Note: Check the Show more restore points checkbox tosee more than the most recent restore points.
    5. Click Next >.
    6. ClickFinish on the Confirm yourrestore point window to begin the System Restore.
    Note: Windows 7 will shut down to complete the SystemRestore so be sure to save any work you might have open in other programsbefore continuing. Important: System Restore will not revert any of your non-systemfiles like documents, email, music, etc. to a previous state. These types filesare completely unaffected by System Restore. If your intention with this toolwas to recover a deleted non-system file, try using a file recoveryprogram instead of System Restore.
    7. ClickYes to the Once started,System Restore cannot be interrupted. Do you want to continue? dialog box.
    8. SystemRestore will now restore Windows 7 to the state that was recorded in therestore point you chose in Step 4. Note: The System Restore process could take several minutesas you see the "Please wait while your Windows files and settings arebeing restored" message. Your computer will then reboot as normal whencomplete.
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    10. ClickClose.
    11. Checkto see if whatever Windows 7 problem you were troubleshooting has beencorrected by this System Restore.

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    The file <windows root>\system32\hal.dll.


    Restart the PC. The hal.dll error could be a fluke.
    Check for proper boot order in BIOS. You might see the hal.dll error if the boot order in BIOS is first looking at a hard drive other than your main hard drive.
    Note: If you've recently changed your boot order or recently flashed your BIOS, this may be what's causing your problem.
    Run Windows XP System Restore from a command prompt. If this doesn't work or you're receiving the hal.dll error message before you're able to complete this process, move on to the next step.
    Repair or replace the boot.ini file. This will work if the cause of the problem is actually Windows XP's boot.ini file and not the hal.dll file, which is often times the case.
    Note: If repairing the boot.ini does correct the hal.dll issue but the problem reappears after a reboot and you've recently installed Internet Explorer 8 in Windows XP, uninstall IE8. In this specific situation, IE8 could be the root cause of your hal.dll problem.
    Write a new partition boot sector to the Windows XP system partition. If the partition boot sector has become corrupt or isn't properly configured, you may receive the hal.dll error.
    Recover data from any bad sectors on your hard drive. If the physical part of your hard drive that stores any part of the hal.dll file has been damaged, you're likely to see errors like this.
    Restore the hal.dll file from the Windows XP CD. If the hal.dll file is truly the cause of the problem, restoring it from the original Windows XP CD may do the trick.
    Perform a repair installation of Windows XP. This type of installation should replace any missing or corrupt files. Continue troubleshooting if this does not resolve the issue.
    Perform a clean installation of Windows XP. This type of installation will completely remove Windows XP from your PC and install it again from scratch.
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    Lost file


    Try This :

    Do a sytem restore of your C Drive. this is not a garuntee but it might work:

    XP:

    To use System Restore to restore Windows XP to a previous state, follow these steps:
    1. Log on to Windows as Administrator.
    2. Click Start, point to All Programs, point to Accessories, point to System Tools, and then click System Restore. System Restore starts.
    3. On the Welcome to System Restore page, click Restore my computer to an earlier time (if it is not already selected), and then click Next.
    4. On the Select a Restore Point page, click the most recent system restore point in the On this list, click a restore point list, and then click Next.

      Note A System Restore message may appear that lists configuration changes that System Restore will make. Click OK.
    5. On the Confirm Restore Point Selection page, click Next. System Restore restores the previous Windows XP configuration, and then restarts the computer.
    6. Log on to the computer as Administrator. The System Restore Restoration Complete page is displayed.
    7. Click OK.
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    http://www.howtogeek.com/howto/windows-vista/using-windows-vista-system-restore/

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    You could re-install windows from the CD that came with your computer. This is a last resort since you cant restore from a previous point.

    Note: if you want to keep all of your files, back up your files to a removable drive like a USB flash drive or burn CD backups.

    Hope this helps.

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