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Used a boot disk, now how do i save my files??? help me please!

Whew! ok, in my other posts i posted that i couldnt get into my comp. I kept getting that hal.dll missing or corrupted, please reinstall message. so that was causing my windows to not load. i was so scared and depressed just because i didnt want to lose any of my files. i had my daughters pics and videos that meant alot to me. anyways, so i took one of these great experts advice who answered one of my questions on here, and downloaded a boot disk. I donwloaded the active@ boot disk demo. i did everything i was supposed to, (which has me so proud of myself) and i'm now able to boot my comp. with this cd, and I CAN SEE MY FILES! YAY!! my problem now? well how can i actually save those files? i dont have a floppy disk on my computer. and i only have one cd drive and it's the one i'm using for the boot disk. your help is greatly appreciated. thanks in advance for any advice. sandra

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You can either upload it on net for storage. or use a USB drive or Connect a LAN network and transfer it to any other computer of yours.

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