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Can't access data on hdd

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#1 Tech Dude

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Posted 28 September 2014 - 08:12 AM

Data on internal hdd can't be accessed to moved to another hdd. The PC does recognize the hdd.  What is the most efficient program or method to resolve this issue? Thanks

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Posted 28 September 2014 - 08:32 AM

That is when a Linux Live CD, DVD or flash drive can come in handy....when your hdd will not boot but is still readable. 

Below is a link to how to recover files using Puppy Linux. Any Linux distro will work but Puppy is one of the smallest.(around 133 megabytes)

I suggest creating a Live flash drive using the Universal Installer if your computer will boot from a flash drive...most can.

Recover files from Windows hard disk using Puppy Linux | www.winhelp.us

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Posted 28 September 2014 - 08:41 AM

That sounds great. I have been trying different Linux distros and I like them a lot. This gives me a reason to use another Linux program. Thanks a lot!

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