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Moving files from desktop hard drive to laptop

Discussion in 'General Hardware Issues' started by Engine515, Nov 20, 2008.

  1. Engine515

    Engine515 Techie7 New Member

    I wanted to see what the process would be for moving files from a desktop hard drive to a laptop hard drive? My desktop recently took a dump and there are some files that I would like to get off of the hard drive. Any help would be greatly appreciated.

    Thanks
     
  2. brain_damage

    brain_damage D-A-L Team Member (UK)

    is it the hard drive that's failed? it may be difficult to retrieve the files if it has

    if not have you tried using a caddy to put the hard drive in or something like IDE/SATA to USB 2.0 > Maplin
     
  3. Engine515

    Engine515 Techie7 New Member

    I keep getting an unmountable boot error and I can't get it to boot from the XP CD. My hot water heater went up a few months ago and I believe it may have damaged the computer. Thanks for the link
     
  4. brain_damage

    brain_damage D-A-L Team Member (UK)

    can you get into the BIOS to alter so the CD boots first?
     
  5. Engine515

    Engine515 Techie7 New Member

    I've tried that and still have no luck