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Windows 7: 10+ year old HDD

26 Oct 2010   #1
mos effed

windows 7 Home Premium 64bit (6.1, 7600)
 
 
10+ year old HDD

My mom's 10+ year old computer died the other day. The light indicator for the PSU lights up but the computer doesn't do anything. When I took a look inside I saw the processor fan was just caked with gunk, dust, etc. It looked like somebody threw mud at it.

Anyways, she has this stuff on her HDD that she was wanting to retrieve. I thought I could just take the HDD out of her computer and hook it into mine and get whatever data she wanted that way and burn it to disc. Is that possible? Or is there another way? My computer is a year old, btw, and runs Windows 7 Home Premium. Her computer was running windows xp sp2.

I don't know what other information to provide for a response right now.

Thanks.


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26 Oct 2010   #2
LiquidSnak

W7 Professional x64
 
 

It would be a fairly simple thing to do. Due to the age, I assume it is a PATA drive, or IDE connection as it is referred te.

Do you have an external HDD enclosure?
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26 Oct 2010   #3
sygnus21

Windows 10 Pro
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by mos effed View Post
I thought I could just take the HDD out of her computer and hook it into mine and get whatever data she wanted that way and burn it to disc. Is that possible?
Yes, that's what I would do.... provided you can connect the hard drive to your system as LiquidSnak has suggested.

Also, If you hook up the drive, check to see that it has no viruses lurking
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26 Oct 2010   #4
mos effed

windows 7 Home Premium 64bit (6.1, 7600)
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by LiquidSnak View Post
It would be a fairly simple thing to do. Due to the age, I assume it is a PATA drive, or IDE connection as it is referred te.

Do you have an external HDD enclosure?
I don't have an external HDD enclosure. I guess I should find a spot to lock it down in my tower. My tower is a NZXT guardian 921. I only have one HDD in it now so I'm assuming there's room for another.
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26 Oct 2010   #5
mos effed

windows 7 Home Premium 64bit (6.1, 7600)
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by sygnus21 View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by mos effed View Post
I thought I could just take the HDD out of her computer and hook it into mine and get whatever data she wanted that way and burn it to disc. Is that possible?
Yes, that's what I would do.... provided you can connect the hard drive to your system as LiquidSnak has suggested.

Also, If you hook up the drive, check to see that it has no viruses lurking
Good advice, Sygnus. I usually overlook the small details in my quest to get to the final end. https://www.sevenforums.com/images/smilies/nerd.png
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26 Oct 2010   #6
LiquidSnak

W7 Professional x64
 
 

If you don't have an external enclosure, you will likely have to tack it onto your MoBo. Do you have an available IDE cable? Plug it in, but make sure that it's set to slave on the jumper settings
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26 Oct 2010   #7
DirtyElf

Windows 7 64-bit Home
 
 

what mobo are you running?
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26 Oct 2010   #8
LiquidSnak

W7 Professional x64
 
 

After you get it all hooked up, you will need to take ownership of the drive. The attached .zip file will help you out with that.

Then you are going to have to edit permissions:

Open the properties of the drive you want to change your permissions on, and go into advanced security settings, then change permissions. Check the circled box, and apply. Don't forget to add/edit yourself to the permissions list as having full control using the add or edit button.



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File Type: zip Take_Ownership.zip (964 Bytes, 2 views)
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26 Oct 2010   #9
mos effed

windows 7 Home Premium 64bit (6.1, 7600)
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by LiquidSnak View Post
If you don't have an external enclosure, you will likely have to tack it onto your MoBo. Do you have an available IDE cable? Plug it in, but make sure that it's set to slave on the jumper settings
Ok, on the HDD it gives me a diagram for the settings, but they're for lower 32g and upper 32g and 32g clip? It's a samsung spinpoint sv4002H.

update: it's currently set for uppper 32g cable select. so I've changed that to the slave settings.
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26 Oct 2010   #10
mos effed

windows 7 Home Premium 64bit (6.1, 7600)
 
 

@Dirty Elf, my mobo is an asus p6t se
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