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I have a desk top computer running on XP Home Edition.
The computer would not boot up and the hard drive was making a clicking sound.
I replaced the hard drive and the computer is operating fine but there is data on the old hard drive I would like to recover.
Can this data be recovered?

Any assistance would be appreciated.

Thank you,

Ed Butt
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you sayed that you replace the old hhard drive with the new hard drive is there another another cable like those that you use to connect the new hard drive. it there are then connect the old hard drive with that cable that will be the secundary hard drive .

And now when you open your computer go to Mycomputer>> "you should see an other hard drive name Z:, E: or anything.
open it collect the files that you need an send it to your new hard drive
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Set the old drive to slave with the jumper on the back of the drive. If the old drive is recognised by th OS you should be able to read the files and transfer them. If the old drive is recognized but not your not able to read the files you have a chance.Spinrite 6 is a bit pricey ($90) but it is effective and I have personally used it to recover data the Geek Squad were sure was on a dead Hard Drive.
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Thanks to Quim88 and Silverbeard for the reply.
I will give it a try next week and post the result.

Thanks again,

Ed

I have a desk top computer running on XP Home Edition.
The computer would not boot up and the hard drive was making a clicking sound.
I replaced the hard drive and the computer is operating fine but there is data on the old hard drive I would like to recover.
Can this data be recovered?

Any assistance would be appreciated.

Thank you,

Ed Butt


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Depending on what is wrong with the disk, you might be able to replace the controller board on the disk, but you may need to make sure that you replace it with one that has the same firmware level. You can try a similar board, but I have heard that sometimes it works and sometimes there is an issue with the firmware.

There are also services available, but most are expensive.
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