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#1 Ian61


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Posted 10 February 2009 - 11:23 AM

Greetings peeps!!

I have an "old" Toshiba A40 Satellite laptop that will not get past 33% on CHKDSK /r using Windows recovery. I suspect the hard drive is corrupt and I need to re-format it. I have manufacturers recovery disks which will do this. However, before I commit myself to total erasure of files, can anyone suggest a way I can connect this laptop to a desk top machine to try and recover some of the files and photos. I'm thinking usb crossover or serial crossover or similar with some sort of remote access or file transfer program. Any suggestions are gratefully received.

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#2 dpunisher


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Posted 10 February 2009 - 12:07 PM


Or something similar. I have 3 of those IDE/SATA adapters strewn around the shop and I couldn't get by without them. Pull out the lappy hard drive, hook it up to the adapter and plug it in to your other machines USB, and pull whatever files you need.

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