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Windows 7: How to use my old hard drive if old computer is dead

24 Jan 2011   #11

Windows 7x64 Home Premium SP1

Windows disk management utility is not 100% reliable. (I'm not going to chase down the threads on the forum showing this). Partition Wizard Boot CD is more reliable.

Have you used the command line prompts or just not bothered

Building your own enclosure involves plugging in a connector (your's could be faulty for you). Have you plugged it into another PC

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 How to use my old hard drive if old computer is dead

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