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Old 05-11-2009, 11:31 AM
 
Location: WV and Eastport, ME
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I probably should have said "may not help."
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Old 05-11-2009, 07:39 PM
 
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Or more clearly defined hard drive failure.
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Old 05-12-2009, 07:08 AM
 
Location: WV and Eastport, ME
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At this point, all we know is that the computer "crashed." We have no information as to the condition of the hard disk.
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Old 05-12-2009, 07:01 PM
 
Location: OB
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I had an HP computer that crashed. We decided to buy a new computer rather than fixing the old one because it was 7 years old.
Two options for you.
1. Create and then boot from an [keyword:]Ubuntu Live Disk. Put the hard drive back into your old computer, wire it back up and boot with Ubuntu. It's linux but GUI like windows and can usually get into a Windows that has crashed to blue screen of death or etc. That is the free route. However more advanced.

My advise is to purchase one of these guys, USB 2.0 to IDE/SATA.

http://www.blackbox.com/resource/images//standard/IC661A_PCS%20.jpg (broken link)

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Old 05-13-2009, 08:09 AM
 
Location: WV and Eastport, ME
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Two options for you.
1. Create and then boot from an [keyword:]Ubuntu Live Disk. Put the hard drive back into your old computer, wire it back up and boot with Ubuntu. It's linux but GUI like windows and can usually get into a Windows that has crashed to blue screen of death or etc. That is the free route. However more advanced. .....
Why would he do that when he could hook it up to his new computer and simply browse to his data (if the hard disk works at all [something we still don't know]) and copy what he wants to the folder he chooses on his new computer?

What advantage does the linux boot disk offer him?
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Old 05-13-2009, 10:39 AM
 
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Why would he do that when he could hook it up to his new computer and simply browse to his data (if the hard disk works at all [something we still don't know]) and copy what he wants to the folder he chooses on his new computer?

What advantage does the linux boot disk offer him?
Well of course he could spend a hours and hours trying to figure out how to configure NFS or Samba, so he could transfer files across a network, assuming he knows what Samba or NFS is.

But he would have booted Linux, and seen his files........... I guess
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Old 02-13-2013, 07:41 PM
 
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I would love to have this same information... if you would be kind enough to send to me. thanks
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