A few weeks ago, I posted this topic, regarding my old computer having the "Windows Detected a Hard Disk Problem" error. At the time I was unable to backup my data, due to lack of funds and resources. Well, since then, I've been able to purchase a new PC and a 2TB External. The problem is, the old computer boots up and lets me log in, but it runs so God-awful slow, that it's nearly impossible to do anything, including backup my data. It stays on the same process for hours, saying that it is "preparing" the backup, and if I leave it for any amount of time (I'm thinking less than 20 minutes), it falls asleep, and I usually can't it out of sleep mode. Changing the power settings on it is impossible, since it runs so slow now. What I mean is, you literally try to perform the simplest process (such as going into the Control Panel) and it freezes, after taking about several minutes to try and do it. The most recent time that I attempted to do a backup, I left the computer alone for a bit, to let it do its thing. When I returned, the screen was black with a single line of text, that merely said that the computer ran into an error. I can't possibly recall what it said word-for-word, but it didn't mention any special or specific error, just that it simply ran into one. Anyway, my question is, how in the world do I backup my data? The computer still allows me to log into it, so I it know it isn't completely fried yet, but its definitely on its deathbed. Should I open up the computer, take out the drive and hook it to the new PC? The old PC is a Gateway all-in-one touchscreen computer, so I'm not even sure how easy it is, to retrieve the drive. I'm trying to hurry and back everything up, while it still "sort of" works, before it inevitably completely conks out on me. Any suggestions?
Edited by TheRealJustan, 19 November 2013 - 01:50 PM.