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Recovering A Hard Drive


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spencermed

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So, I've come to the realization that my computer will probably never startup again. I have a Gateway MX6912 Notebook (Specs) and I'm writing this on another computer, just fyi.

I have school files and family photos that I would love to still have and I have an external Seagate hard drive, is it possible to recover these files off this hardrive even though the computer won't start?

Will I have to open up the notebook? If so could you tell me what exactly I need to do because I am NOT tech savvy, I'm just a college student. I understand that I may need to buy something like housing for the hard drive. :) that's all above my head.

Other computers I have at my disposal are a home gateway pc running XP and this notebook gateway running on windows 7 the crashed one was running on XP. And, of course I have that external seagate hard drive.

Please help me, as these family photos and school work mean a lot to me. Thank you in advance, and happy holidays!

-Richard
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Provided the hard drive isn't physically damaged and only has a hosed Windows installation, I like to use something like this for the transfer.

You will need to open up the laptop, but that is a piece of cake. Just follow these instructions to remove the hard drive.
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so much help you don't even know!
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