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Windows 7: replacing dead laptop HDD with new SSD

07 Jul 2016   #11

Desk1 7 Home Prem / Desk2 10 Pro / Main lap Asus ROG 10 Pro 2 laptop Toshiba 7 Pro Asus P2520 7 & 10

My two cents worth is there any chance you can hook the drive to another machine and run a test on it??
SeaTools for Windows | Seagate

If you want to recover data form it before you throw it out then try this
Make a bootable Ubuntu disk Download Ubuntu Desktop | Download | Ubuntu
Set the BIOS to boot from the optical when the machine boots it will show you a screen with TRY or INSTALL > select TRY not INSTALL
When it is finished - it takes very little time you will get a screen like in the pic .
Open the drive you want > User and dig down until you get to the data / settings you may be able to copy / paste the material you want to an external source or other installed drive doing this.
I am not sure if it will but I have recovered tons of data etc using this method both on "dead" or just plain drives that you cannot get data from using Windows.

By the by if you run the Ubuntu it will let you access the internet and you could run the Seatools or any form of drive test via it

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