Posted 11 May 2009 - 10:22 PM
In order to rescue stuff off of the HD there are 2 things neccessary.
1. the crashed drive has to spin up & be usable
2. you will need a working computer to put it in.
The easiest way,
Remove the HD from the computer
make sure the working computer is off & unplugged
Disconnect the CD drive & connect the HD ito the cables
[It does not have to be mounted in the case as long as it's not going to swing in to it & hit the motherboard
Start the computer
The HD should show as whaiever letter the cd drive was in MY Computer
Open My Computer
Double click the drive to open it
Open Documents & Settings
Kocate the user name & open the folder
Open My Documents
Right click on what you want to save
On the menu click on Send to
Send it to My Documents.
The folder/file will be sent to My Documents on the working computer
Proceed until you have all you want
When you are done turn it off & unplug it
Remove the HD & hook the CD drive back up
You can now burn the stuff to disks or put it on a flash drive.
NOTE: You can save personal files/pictures/music/etc. .
You can not save installed programs, like office/etc. , they will not work.
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