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Old 08-27-2007, 01:00 PM   #1
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Hi everyone! I'm going to college and I have a brand new laptop with Vista. I have a desktop PC (Vista) with four 80GB SATA hard drives in it, filled with music and videos. Is there a way I can hook up my laptop to the desktop simply to access files on those internal hard drives?

I dont want to have to bring the monitor, keyboard, mouse, etc to access all of the stuff, plus I wanna be able to watch the movies on my laptop screen

I dont know if I might need a network cable for it, but keep in mind i need to still connect to the internet through my lan port on my laptop

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Old 08-27-2007, 01:23 PM   #2
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Default Re: Accessing Computer for Data Without Needing Monitor/Accessories?

Most computers will run without a keyboard or mouse or monitor. Simply enable "Halt on: No errors" in the bios.
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Old 08-27-2007, 01:25 PM   #3
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Right, but how can I access the files in the computer? I dont wanna hook them both up to the network and share the files, I want to have it almost as a data drive...
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Right, but how can I access the files in the computer? I dont wanna hook them both up to the network and share the files, I want to have it almost as a data drive...
Plain and simple it will need to be hooked up to the network.
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Old 08-27-2007, 02:32 PM   #5
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Alright, because I did find this tutorial:
http://www.hardwaresecrets.com/article/248

But I can't seem to find that USB Bride thing anywhere
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Do you want to be able to access it no matter where you are?

If so, sites like www.logmein.com can help you access your computer as long as it has an active internet connection.
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If you just wanna access the files the best way would be to just get an external USB enclosure and take the hard drive out of he desktop and put it in thye enclosure , then it would be an external hard drive
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