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Need urgent, critical help!

Post by DroothR on Fri Feb 20, 2009 7:57 pm

My Acer notebook died 2 days ago. Sad

Completely unable to boot Windows at all.

I need to get the data off the harddisc before I can format and restore it.

Does anyone know how I can do this?

Thanks, your friend in need,

RoB.

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Re: Need urgent, critical help!

Post by Jor-El on Fri Feb 20, 2009 9:17 pm

You should be able to take the hard drive out and if you buy a USB to SATA/IDE external converter, you can copy the data to another computer. Pretty easy stuff.

Something like this: http://www.ple.com.au/?p=snapshot&inventory_id=31961

I keep meaning to buy one myself. Used it at work a couple of times.

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Post by drspleen on Sat Feb 21, 2009 3:50 am

i tend to use old external hdd caddys i have sitting around, but same principle.

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Post by DroothR on Sat Feb 21, 2009 2:35 pm

Thanks Jor, I just bought one.

Hopefully the harddisc hasn't packed it in, and I can retrieve my precious data...

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Post by TheMyth on Sat Feb 21, 2009 4:41 pm

ohh, good luck bob. computer problems always give me a headache too

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Re: Need urgent, critical help!

Post by DroothR on Thu Feb 26, 2009 4:23 pm

Device used, and I can't access the data!

All I can read is the 9GB Vista re-installation partition of the 160GB HDD!

Crying or Very sad

I don't know what else I can do!!!

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Re: Need urgent, critical help!

Post by TheSweetestThing on Fri Feb 27, 2009 7:25 am

DroothR I assume you signed up to OCAU when I linked you to the free 360 game thread - I suggest you jump on there and ask in the Newb forum.
My only suggestion would have been the same as Jor's.
Best of luck mate, I'm sure you'll get it sorted.

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Re: Need urgent, critical help!

Post by Jor-El on Sat Feb 28, 2009 6:05 pm

Sorry DR. I got nothing. Maybe go into disk management (right click Computer/My Computer and select Manage) and see if you can read it from there. The partition may be throwing if off.

You could maybe roll the dice and try and delete that particular partition off the drive?

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