Posted 02 March 2009 - 01:16 AM
I posted last week about my girlfriend's computer being busted. Luckily HP says that is should be covered under an extended warranty. They did advise me, though, that they might have to format the hard drive and suggested I back it up.
The laptop is a Pavilion dv6000 with a 160 gb Seagate HDD in it, but the computer won't boot up at all. The power comes on and turns itself off before anything really happens. I'm wondering what my options are for backing up the drive. I've been reading that you can put it in an external device to put it in another computer or that you could hook it directly to another computer.
My computer is an HP desktop (media center pc m1070n). Is it possible to hook it up to my computer? I'm guessing it's not, but I figured I'd ask. If so, then is my only other option the external device?
"Bart: I was so bored I cut the pony tail off the guy in front of us.
[holds pony tail to his head]
Bart: Look at me, I'm a grad student. I'm 30 years old and I made $600 last year.
Marge: Bart, don't make fun of grad students. They've just made a terrible life choice."