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Saving A Hard Drive Help!

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#1 lauraashley


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Posted 31 May 2006 - 09:46 PM

my computer is dying. there's a warranty tech guy coming to replace the power supply... the fan had stopped working. i'm just worried because all i really care about is my hard drive and all of my files and stuff... so i'm just asking for advice i guess. should i go ahead and have that fixed and hope that messing with it more doesn't ruin the hard drive, or should i scrap it and take it out and hope that it's not already damaged? i would just make it into an external hard drive... and buy a new computer. just looking for any help or advice i can get! thank you!!

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#2 dc3


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Posted 01 June 2006 - 12:02 AM

If your problem is only the PSU, and the hdd or other components didn't see any abnormal voltage spikes, you shouldn't have any problems.

Let us know how things turn out after the new PSU is installed.

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#3 Albert Frankenstein

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Posted 01 June 2006 - 05:19 AM

dc3 is correct.

Power supplies go bad. It is quite common. Usually without damaging anything else. You need to devise a regular backup regime for your data so as not to be in this position.

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Posted 01 June 2006 - 08:50 AM

If you are having to pay for this repair and you really want a new computer then get the new computer and hook up the old Hdd as a slave.

If it's a warranty repair let them attempt to repair it. You can still opt for a new computer after its fixed.

If the Hdd is still good, after the repair you can back up your data or use XP's migration wizard to transfer your data to a new computer or use XP's backup utility to save the data to cds or an external drive or whatever.

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