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Can I Data recover files by putting the HD into another PC?

Discussion in 'IBM Thinkpad' started by rajeshk4u, Feb 1, 2008.

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    RedOne77 Guest

    I don't save as frequently as you, and may regret it someday, but I make a copy
    on the D drive every week or so, and I have mozy.com backing up some every 2
    days at about 1am. Mozy is free up to 2Gb and then you pay.

    Also have a smattering of files on yahoo Briefcase, but nothing critical
    RedOne77, Feb 7, 2008
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    Ben Myers Guest


    You've described exactly the scenario I follow when a client's computer shows up
    with a really sick unbootable hard drive, or even one with a mildly ill drive. I
    am in love with the little omnibus USB adapter cable supporting SATA, PATA and
    2.5" notebook drives all in one. Makes you look like a magician. Also useful
    for copying data from an old hard drive onto a new system... Ben Myers
    Ben Myers, Feb 8, 2008
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    John Doue Guest

    Is not this solution even better?

    It combines sata and pata, which really is necessary those days.
    John Doue, Feb 8, 2008
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    Ben Myers Guest

    I have something very similar, bought from someone in Hong Kong on eBay for a
    bit less. It handles SATA, 3.5" 40-pin PATA, and 2.5" 44-pin PATA for laptops.

    With this sort of gear, the flash stick on a lanyard around my neck, a pointy
    hat with planets, moons, and stars on it, and I do my computer magic act
    complete with incantations, mumbo jumbo, and waving the flash stick in the air.

    .... Ben Myers
    Ben Myers, Feb 8, 2008
    Tom Rutherford, Feb 9, 2008
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    John Doue Guest

    Ben, I love your sense of humor!
    John Doue, Feb 9, 2008
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    Ben Myers Guest

    Thanks. It helps me cope with sometimes irrational clients and the extremely
    irrational Windows products... Ben
    Ben Myers, Feb 9, 2008
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    John Doue Guest

    Irrational clients ... Is this not a redundant statement?
    John Doue, Feb 9, 2008
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    Ben Myers Guest

    Sometimes. On the other hand, some can be a real pleasure to deal with. The
    wildly irrational ones, the ones that take too long to pay, and the ones who end
    up opposite me in small claims court are not on my list to solicit for return
    business. When some of them call, I tell them I can't help them. Others are
    on a cash or COD non-rubber check basis... Ben Myers
    Ben Myers, Feb 9, 2008
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    garygeorge33 Guest

    I was in the same problem that you are talking about, lost my data due to system crash and I was in search for an answer to query that was in my mind,immediate after data loss i.e. “how to recover files from an unbootable computer?” While surfing, I had come to know about a tool i.e. Computer File Recovery. Just connect unbootable computer drive to working PC and enjoy the recovery of your precious data. You can download this tool from internet by going through the below provided link.
    Website: - http://www.computer-filerecovery.net/
    Download: - http://www.computer-filerecovery.net/download/computer-filerecovery-windows.exe
    garygeorge33, Feb 1, 2013
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    clare Guest

    As long as the hard drive wasn't the cause of the no-boot - and if
    it was it was only the boot sector, you can recover data by
    installiong the drive as a second drive on another PC. External USB
    drive case works good.
    clare, Feb 2, 2013
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    Adrian CT Guest

    In case it's not plainly obvious, the previous post was a "response" to
    an original post asked here in 2008. Dumb third world Indian spammer who
    will install heaven knows what malware / viruses on your PC. AVOID.

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    Adrian CT, Mar 10, 2013
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