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You can run a diagnostic on the hard drive, to test its functionality.
Take a look at the label...go to the respective website of the HD manufacturer...and download the appropriate diagnostic tool.
It doesn't matter if the system boots or not...as long as you can boot the optical drive, the diagnostic can be run.
Hard Drive Installation and Diagnostic Tools - http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/t/28744/hard-drive-installation-and-diagnostic-tools/
As for tranferring files...data files can be transferred, programs cannot (require reinstallation). The easiest way (IMO) is to remove the hard drive...connect it as a secondary drive on a known good system that is well-protected...and just move the data files to another partition/drive on that system.
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You don't have a legal copy of XP now?
You have no CD for reinstalling such?
Posted 28 October 2009 - 03:47 PM
Edited by hamluis, 28 October 2009 - 06:46 PM.
Posted 28 October 2009 - 03:53 PM
Scroll down to Using the HP Recovery Process to Restore...
To answer your question, yes...if you buy another computer, you will also need to procure a valid license for whatever O/S you install (if you install Windows). Or you can buy a system that includes an O/S, as most do.
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