Harddrive crash! please help!

By rcwoodworks
Dec 25, 2006
  1. :confused:
    I took my laptop to a computer wiz? because my harddrive stop working. a new harddrive was installed but the wiz did not transfer all my files. is there a way to look into my old drive to see if there are more "uncorrupted" files? I don't know much about computers, I am afraid that taking it to a computer shop will cost me a leg.

    Any sugestions is well apreciated.
  2. Rik

    Rik Banned Posts: 3,814

    A usb to ide adapter that supports a lappy drive woud be your cheapest option.
  3. rcwoodworks

    rcwoodworks TS Rookie Topic Starter

    Please explain what ide adapter is. Is this something I can name to the sales person?
  4. Samstoned

    Samstoned TechSpot Paladin Posts: 1,018

    laptop adapters

    do search on ebay
    they sell for about 5.00 USD or so
    if you have ide channel on the MB you could plug in there on boot bios should see it
    use the 2nd channel as I don't think you can jumper for master /slave with the adapters
    then if you do access drive
    if drive does not spin up you will need pro to access drive
  5. rcwoodworks

    rcwoodworks TS Rookie Topic Starter

    thanks all,
    I will give it a try!
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