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jimbo1949

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i had to install a new hard drive on my windows 7 computer.Is there any way to get data off old hard drive
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Yes Jim.

Obtain one of these and transfer your personal stuff to the new hard drive.

http://www.amazon.co...e/dp/B001A5SK56
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i had to install a new hard drive on my windows 7 computer.Is there any way to get data off old hard drive

Can I ask why you had to fit a new HDD - did the previous HDD fail/have issues.
Is it a notebook or desktop computer.
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I had to install a new hard drive because the old one stopped working .It makes a clicking noice but will not boot up.I buy asata/ide cable but i still cannot get the data off old drive.any help please desktop computer

Edited by jimbo1949, 08 September 2013 - 12:42 PM.

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.It makes a clicking noice but will not boot up.

This is referred to as the "click of death" so I do not hold out much hope of being able to access the data on the HDD without using the services of a data recovery service, these services are expensive + they do not guarantee the successful recovery of any of the data.

Is the HDD detected in the BIOS or Disk Management, if yes then you should try a data recovery software such as Recuva or Puppy Linux but if the HDD is not detected it suggests that the drive has expired.
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