Remove the current hard disk and set it aside. Install a new drive and then your OS, updates, firewall, antivirus and applications. Now add the old drive on the slave connection and copy your files over.
That usually does it.
I didn't write about the blank system restore page since google has that covered.
A week or so ago, I was shutting down my computer when the power went out. The result was that the Windows Explorer files were damaged. Tried doing a system restore but when I get to the system restore page, it's blank. (Tried doing it is safe mode too with the same results.) My son can reinstall Windows but we are worried about losing my data. Before trying that, we want to make sure that my data is safe.
The back ups I have are old. We tried setting up an account with an online backup service but while we can download backup software, it can't be installed.
I can't copy and paste or drag and drop so making a copy of my files is not possible.
I can upload files and am considering using Google docs but I can't upload folders and the files will be reformatted.
Any suggestions on how to backup my files would be appreciated. TIA