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Bad secondary hard drive?


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tommy18

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Recently, my pc would not start. First I changed the psu, didnt work. Then I changed the mobo...didnt worrk...took the mobo back to the store because I thought it was dead. Now I took my new mobo and psu to a local shop to have them install it in case I was missing something even though I have done several upgrades in the past. He tells me my hard drive is the problem (4-5 years old). So I buy a new hard drive and everything works great.

I need my information off my old drive, as soon as I hooked it up as a secondary drive my pc would not start even when I unplugged it. Then I did a little interent research and someone mentioned "reset your cmos". I pulled out the battery on the mobo put it back in now everything works.

My main concern is getting information off my old drive...how do I go about doing that.

Using xp pro on new drive...old drive is xp home.

Thanks.
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There are a couple different ways this can be accomplished, provided the drive isn't physically damaged. The easiest of which is getting a HDD USB adapter or enclosure that will allow you to attach the drive via USB. Personally, I like this one, but there are a ton of different options.
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Wow what a great product. I went today to pick up an external closure..I had never heard of these before and it worked like a charm. Thanks for your input.
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No problem. Glad I could help.
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