Retreiving data on C:drive

Toshiba / Satellite 80
December 27, 2009 at 19:18:32
Specs: Windows XP
If I take a C drive from a faulty laptop can I install it into another laptop to retrieve the data from it?

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#1
December 27, 2009 at 20:02:12
If the other laptop supports the same hard disk and has compatible hardware then yes, if its just a 2.5" SATA then i reccomend putting it into a desktop computer as a secondary disk, or a SATA to USB adapter and booting up another OS to copy the DATA, as the OS on the laptops hdd may not reconfigure or even support the hardware in the other lappy, in that case if you have an external 2.5" hdd that connects through USB and a computer (Inc the other laptop) that supports the ext hdd adapter, pull it apart and plug the disk into the in-built adapter.

Hope this makes sense, letalone helps :P

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#2
December 27, 2009 at 20:41:34
No that probably isn't going to work. Even if the drive is healthy you aren't going to be able to boot from it on different hardware.

What would you do with the data if you could access it?

You can buy a USB adapter or enclosure or buy an adapter to connect the drive internally to a desktop.

All that assumes the drive is still functional.


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#3
December 27, 2009 at 20:44:26
I said has compatible hardware (or if its an exact model laptop but didnt say that because its obvious) and suggested exactly the same stuff.. meh :P

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#4
December 28, 2009 at 04:15:07
Arukk

I read your response.


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#5
December 28, 2009 at 04:35:17
I'd go with the USB adapter option.

LIR


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#6
December 28, 2009 at 05:50:49
Easiest approach to retrieving data is the usb adapter approach; come in both SATA and EIDE style. Drive becomes just another resource to the system hosting it via usb...

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#7
December 28, 2009 at 08:33:27
once you take care of the hardware access google taking ownership of files so you can access the files.

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#8
December 28, 2009 at 18:02:36
Will try the various suggestions and let you know what happens. Thanks for your time and ideas.
Gilles

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