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Old 01-21-2009, 07:06 AM   #1
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Default HELP!!! HDD data recovery

Hi, I have a Dell XPS M1530 laptop which recently had a fatal error.
After the Dell helpline failed to get me going again they sent out a technician to replace my HDD.
I have kept the old drive ( a toshiba MK????GSX) untill I have recovered my data, and bought a shintaro case with usb slot to try and recover my data which includes over 3000 photos made during a recent trip around Australia.
However, whenever I plug in the old drive it seems to take over and/or upset windows explorer.
Can anybody offer any advice ??????
Thanks.
Joe.

By the way, my operating system is Windows Vista Ultimate
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Old 01-21-2009, 07:19 AM   #2
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If it was me I'd shell out the money to have it professionally done. With that many pictures at stake it's best to leave it to experts.
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Old 01-21-2009, 08:48 AM   #3
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Best thing to do is get an sata to usb connector this was you can plug it into a usb port and use it as a external storage. Then copy all you data off to a safe location.

Something like this will do the trick! save you time and money!

http://www.maplin.co.uk/Module.aspx?...C=SO&U=strat15
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Default Re: HELP!!! HDD data recovery

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Best thing to do is get an sata to usb connector this was you can plug it into a usb port and use it as a external storage. Then copy all you data off to a safe location.

Something like this will do the trick! save you time and money!

http://www.maplin.co.uk/Module.aspx?...C=SO&U=strat15
If you notice the OP's original info, you'd see that he's already purchased an external hdd case...
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Old 01-21-2009, 04:18 PM   #5
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when plugged in, does it stop all functions on the computer?
i recently used a free software called pandora recovery.
i managed to recover 77gb of photos, music and documents.
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