need to transfer my doc /my pics from old hd to new hd

December 28, 2011 at 13:48:15
Specs: Windows 7
my old computer crashed in a lightening storm in july it was an e-machines running win xp.I just bought a new hp pavillion slimline and need to transfer my docs/my pics from old hd to new hd.Thanks

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#1
December 28, 2011 at 14:07:29
Hi,

If your old computer no longer works because of the lightening storm then you will have to remove the Hard Drive from the computer and connect it to your new computer.

You can connect it to your new computer via the USB port, just like any other USB device.

You will need an IDE/Sata to USB Adapter plus a power cable. Its not that expensive. Search on ebay.

Once you connect it to your new computer via USB, goto 'My computer' and you will see the new device there. Double click it and search for your Documents/Pics etc, then copy and paste them to your new computer.

Hope this helps.

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#2
December 28, 2011 at 14:19:52
Or you can just install it in the new computer, copy the stuff, format it and use it as storage. You didn't say if it was a Sata or IDE drive.

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#3
December 28, 2011 at 14:45:05
"my old computer crashed in a lightening storm"

Probably just needs a new power supply.


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#4
December 28, 2011 at 18:40:18
I lean towards the internal install when possible and old drives make a convenient back up destination or a separate place to store pictures and other media that take up a lot of room on your main drive otherwise (backing up is important either way though).

You have to be a little bit crazy to keep you from going insane.


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#5
December 29, 2011 at 08:44:03
I replaced the power supply.That wasnt it.I think my mobo went south.Thanks for the advice.

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