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Help; Backup needed.

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    Help; Backup needed.

    My new (and still under warranty) windows 8 laptop keeps going to the recovery screen, error code:

    when i hit f8 the "winload.efi" is mentioned above the error code.

    Customer support said I'm S.O.L. and need to reboot but i need to make a backup first.

    Is there a way to fix this error or back up my computer?
    I can make live USB's and I have a data transfer cable.

    Thanks in advance.

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    See here, sound slike it's exactly what you need: Emergency Kit - save your files from a dead OS - Windows 7 Help Forums
      My System SpecsSystem Spec

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    Boot from Windows 8 DVD
    Choose "Repair Computer"
    Choose "Advanced Options"
    Open CMD
    Type: sfc /scannow /offbootdir=x:\ /offwindir=x:\windows

    (x = your windows drive letter)

    I hope it helps

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