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Is There Anyway I Can Get My Files Back? (hardrive Problem)

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#1 BigHav


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Posted 12 September 2006 - 06:00 PM

Alright... well I made 2 previous posts...

I finally got my new computer... but the inside seems slightly different than my old computer. The problem is I can't seem to put my hardrive in there.. the current hardrive is connected by a different input then my old hardrive. I saw some of the white connectors that I usually hook my hardrive up to... the ones that have numbers and letter on em for example p3 p4 p5 etc.

The problem is none of those can reach where my hardrive is placed... so basically I don't think I can install a new hardrive on this comp and im not sure why. The current hardrive in the computer is connected differently...

Anyway I also tried to connect my hardrive as a slave drive on this computer... unfortunatly there was only one slot in the computer and I was unable to do that.

Theses files are EXTREMLEY important to me... and I guess what im asking is if there is any other option for me? Can I take it to a shop or ship it to someone to transfer all the files onto my external drive? OR am I outta luck....

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Posted 13 September 2006 - 07:07 AM

I was thinkin maybe settin up the hardrive as the main drive on this comp and transferring it with an external.. but i dunno if it'd cause problems.. plus one of my hardrives doesnt have an os installed on it... god this is stressin me out.

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Posted 13 September 2006 - 02:51 PM

Well... there are many programs out there that can deal with transfering disc information, but if you want an easy fix, you could always take it to best buy, I believe the geek squad offers transfers of that sort, for... relatively cheap. I mean, i'm not a big fan, but it takes a huge weight off your shoulders, and the faster you get it done, the faster you can stop worrying about esd and bad handling destroying the info on the discs.

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Posted 13 September 2006 - 03:34 PM

You could always put that hard drive in an external USB case, and transfer the files that way. Just a thought

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Posted 16 September 2006 - 07:44 AM

You can pick up a hard drive enclosure for $20 or less. Make sure that you know the interface (IDE, PATA, SATA, ect) and the width of the hard drive (2.5 or 3.5 inches) before buying. Also, you'll need to decide on USB or Firewire for the interface. But then it'll work as an external USB device without the need to put it in the case.

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