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Startup Issue with Windows Vista

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I have an SATA hard drive from a laptop whose motherboard met with an unfortunate and tragic demise. Being that said hard drive was not damaged, I decided to salvage it. I have a USB enclosure in which I intend to place the hard drive, reformat it, and use it for external storage, but first, there are a few files I need to retrieve from the drive. This drive fits nicely in my new laptop, so I swapped the hard drives and attempted to boot up. The drive has Windows Vista on it, and when I booted up (or tried to) it ran into startup issues. So I ran the startup repair and it identified the problem of a bad driver. So my question is how do I get the right driver? or is there a way to access the files without running the operating system?
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Unfortunately under Vista you cannot introduce it to a new board and expect it to work. Startup Repair doesn't actually fix anything because it's a useless piece of garbage that's about as much use as a chocolate fireguard at the best of times.
If there are files on the drive you want, leave the drive in its caddy and connect it to an already working computer and get them that way.
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