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My motherboard on my Acer Aspire5640 fried, which ran Windows Vista. So, I have purchased a new HP P6310Y running
Windows 7. I would like to transfer the data from my old hard drive to my new hard drive. The Acer obviously will not boot up to a workable screen to input any instructions. Is there a way I can transfer the data myself or is this a job for a specialist? All I am worried about is retrieving my photos, documents, music, etc. and getting them on my new computer.
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Easy way to do it is to purchase a external hd enclosure and connect the drive through either USB or Esata depending on the enclosure. You should then be able to copy all the data you want to the new system without any problems.
Since this is a desktop I take it you may be able to salvage the Acer and rebuild it with a new Motherboard, CPU and Memory and have two working systems. Depending on what you want the parts would probably cost a couple of hundred to 500 USD.
Let me know and i may be able to help find everything for you also.
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Thanks for replying so quickly. I won't be rebuilding the Acer, too many problems with it, but using the hard drive enclosure was a great suggestion. We were going to purchase an external hard drive, so now I can use the old hard drive as an external drive. So I wouldn't lose anything again. Thanks!!!!
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Not a problem and I'm glad to help. Please let me know how everything works out.
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How do I determine if my hard drive is 2.5 or 3.5? I have a Western Digital drive, model WD2500AAJS, 250GB. I'm looking online to purchase the enclosure for it. Also, what would be a good brand to go with? Thanks for all your help.
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If your system is a desktop it will most likely be a 3.5"
If laptop 2.5"
Your drive is a SATA drive so I found all these that would work. I would suggest one that would use USB to connect to your system as that would be the safest way. All these enclosures will accept a SATA drive like yours.

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