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Old 11-20-2005, 01:18 AM   #1
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Default Old laptop drives

I have a hard drive with win98 from my old Compaq 1930. The computer its self went bad, but the hard drive is still good. Is there some way I can hook it up to something like a usb connector and access the information or possibly buy an old laptop and swap out drives?
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Old 11-20-2005, 11:19 AM   #2
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U cant do the usb adapter thing, the wiring would be so complicated, i mean an ata to usb..uumm...

do you want the drive in ur pc, or another laptop/
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Old 11-20-2005, 11:47 AM   #3
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U cant do the usb adapter thing, the wiring would be so complicated, i mean an ata to usb..uumm...

do you want the drive in ur pc, or another laptop/
Actually I just found a bad dell laptop drive laying around and noticed that the old compaq drive were darn near identical, so I put the compaq in the dell holder. Maybe I can just stick it in the laptop and get it to work.
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Just un-screw the compartment on the bottom of the laptop. The HDD is usually underneath the touchpad. Just disconnect the drive and then put that other one in.
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