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Windows 7: Files on HDD without laptop working


15 Jan 2011   #1
TDPUK

W7 64.
 
 
Files on HDD without laptop working

My laptop has crashed on me and won't turn on. I desperately need a video from the Hard drive to upload tonight.. is there any way i can get the video from it ? thankyou


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15 Jan 2011   #2
Brink
Microsoft MVP

64-bit Windows 8.1 Enterprise
 
 

Hello TDPUK,

If you have a desktop, or a friend with a desktop computer that will let you, you could remove the HDD from the laptop and connect it to the motherboard on the desktop computer to try and access the HDD to get the file from it.

Hope this helps,
Shawn
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15 Jan 2011   #3
TDPUK

W7 64.
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Brink View Post
Hello TDPUK,

If you have a desktop, or a friend with a desktop computer that will let you, you could remove the HDD from the laptop and connect it to the motherboard on the desktop computer to try and access the HDD to get the file from it.

Hope this helps,
Shawn
Hi my bro has the same laptop and i tried to put my hdd in his laptop.. i booted his then it got to the loading windows screen and the screen went blue and crashed.. and continues to
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15 Jan 2011   #4
whs
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by TDPUK View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Brink View Post
Hello TDPUK,

If you have a desktop, or a friend with a desktop computer that will let you, you could remove the HDD from the laptop and connect it to the motherboard on the desktop computer to try and access the HDD to get the file from it.

Hope this helps,
Shawn
Hi my bro has the same laptop and i tried to put my hdd in his laptop.. i booted his then it got to the loading windows screen and the screen went blue and crashed.. and continues to
It will not work as a system disk in another laptop. But it would work as a data disk on a desktop if you temporarily attach it.

Another possibility is an external enclosure like this one. But that may be difficult to round up in a couple of hours.
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15 Jan 2011   #5
mjf

Windows 7x64 Home Premium SP1
 
 

It may be that your operating system needs fixing.
Then if your basic hardware is ok - download a live boot CD.
A number of choices but try
(1) the Hiren's boot CD
Download Hiren's BootCD 13.0
It has a mini XP which you can browse to your HDD files and pull them off.

(2) Maybe even easier boot to a System Repair CD and use the install new drivers option (of course you don't want to install drivers). It gives you a Windows explorer type interface which should enable you to copy files.

(3) (Maybe later) Run the automatic repair option on the system repair CD (up to 3 times) might even fix your laptop.

You will need to use a friend's PC to get the CDs.

Edit: Given "I desperately need a video from the Hard drive to upload tonight.." the above should get you want you need.
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15 Jan 2011   #6
Ztruker

Windows 8 Core X64
 
 

You need something like this: NewerTech USB 2.0 Universal Drive Adapter

It allows you to connect your laptop hard drive (IDE/PATA or SATA) to your desktop system via a USB connector and then access it as a normal hard drive. You can't just mount the laptop hard drive in a desktop system, there are no connectors for it.

Hmmm, then again, if it's a SATA drive, maybe you can. Try it.
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