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Buying software for computer maintenance


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#1 wayne937

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Posted 27 February 2014 - 12:58 PM

I am not sure whether this information I am posting belongs here or in another forum. Since I am not sure, I am going to post my question here.

 

I occasionaly help folks with their computers. I want some software that will aid me in doing this. I would like to have some of you experts check out this website for me and see what you think of the software tools they have for sale: http://www.spotmau.com/products/package/powersuite_harddrive.html?utm_source=bing&utm_medium=cpc&utm_term=&utm_content=HD:%2BRepair-HD&utm_campaign=PSG_SS_Pid(809)_US_BM I would like to know it this software is worth the money or is there something better you could direct me to. I am helping a gentleman with his computer and this computer will not go into windows. I think the hard drive has gone out. I would like to get into this computer and save some of his files if this is possible. The above website says that their software can do this as well as many more things. Thanks.

 


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#2 Kilroy

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Posted 28 February 2014 - 03:16 PM

The best ways to get file from a machine with severe OS trouble is to pull the drive and connect it to a working machine.  The easiest way to do this is a USB to IDE/SATA adapter.  You may need a micro SATA to SATA adapter to work on some laptop drives.

 

I've never heard of that software, for $80 it isn't that expensive, but I doubt it can do everything, especially when it comes to data recovery.



#3 wayne937

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Posted 28 February 2014 - 03:50 PM

Thanks RKilroy. I appreciate the information you've provided. I will keep this in mind and check it out.



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Posted 01 March 2014 - 09:34 AM

Make a LIVE LINUX CD or DVD. It will run only using the computer's RAM. No hdd interaction. Once the Live CD is booted

you can mount the Windows drive if the hdd is not damaged to the point where it can't be seen or mounted. You can use the Live CD to

recover files from the Windows drive, too.

 

Many Linux distros will work as LIVE. Puppy Linux has all the tools needed. How NOT to install Puppy Linux (to hard disk)

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Posted 01 March 2014 - 12:54 PM

I have checked with amazon.com and have found the item/items I would like to buy. This USB unit will work with IDE/Sata 2.5, 3.5 and 5.25 drives. You can take a dead hard drive and transfer file from it to another computer's hard drive. The thing I am not sure about the cabling I would need to do this. Would some of you folks who have more knowledge than I have with this check the below website and let me know what you think I would need to be able to transfer files off of either one of these two the types of hard drives I have mentioned above, Ide/Sata. Also look down below this where it says what others had bought after buying this unit. Thank you.

 

http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B000YJBL78/ref=s9_psimh_gw_p147_d0_i2?pf_rd_m=ATVPDKIKX0DER&pf_rd_s=center-2&pf_rd_r=04QN9FDA5MDEF8G5KXGY&pf_rd_t=101&pf_rd_p=1688200382&pf_rd_i=507846

 


Edited by wayne937, 01 March 2014 - 12:57 PM.


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Posted 02 March 2014 - 03:28 AM

Hi, that adapter looks like it should be capable of transferring files of the hard drive unless it is already dead but overall the review seems positive which is reassuring. 


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