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Hi due to my laptop breaking, I was wondering if it's possible to connect it up to my main computer (bearing in mind the laptop won't load) and copy all my files off it? As I've tried to remove the h… Read More
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7y, 9m agoPosted 7 years, 9 months ago
Hi due to my
laptop breaking, I was wondering if it's possible to connect it up to my main computer (bearing in mind the laptop won't load) and copy all my files off it? As I've tried to remove the hdd but had trouble finding it! ( the laptops a dell inspiron 1318)
anyone got any tips or advice etc :) what cables would I need? Is there any other way to save my data..
TIA
Jack
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7y, 9m agoPosted 7 years, 9 months ago
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#1
If your laptops broken then you will need to get the hard disk out. If you go to the Dell site and the support link you should get the info required to remove the hard disk fine - it will be underneath or possibly at the side. It is pretty easy though you'll need a small Phillips screwdriver.

The easiest way to then get the data is to buy a drive caddy - just search "SATA laptop drive caddy" on ebay or amazon etc. I bought one for less than a fiver delivered recently, you don't need an expensive one. It should come with the USB cable which is the same as most digi cameras anyway.

Slot the laptop disk into the caddy and connect to your PC. It should pick it up in My Computer as e.g. "Ext disk K" and you can then copy your files. You can then format your old disk in the caddy and use it for for backups too :thumbsup:


A bit more info about the exact prob with your laptop could help
#2
tallpete33
If your laptops broken then you will need to get the hard disk out. If you go to the Dell site and the support link you should get the info required to remove the hard disk fine - it will be underneath or possibly at the side. It is pretty easy though you'll need a small Phillips screwdriver.

The easiest way to then get the data is to buy a drive caddy - just search "SATA laptop drive caddy" on ebay or amazon etc. I bought one for less than a fiver delivered recently, you don't need an expensive one. It should come with the USB cable which is the same as most digi cameras anyway.

Slot the laptop disk into the caddy and connect to your PC. It should pick it up in My Computer as e.g. "Ext disk K" and you can then copy your files. You can then format your old disk in the caddy and use it for for backups too :thumbsup:


A bit more info about the exact prob with your laptop could help



Managed to get the hdd out, and its now in my 2.5 external hdd caddy thingy, but annoyingly some things arent copying :(
To do with 'cyclic redundancy check error'
Grrr!
#3
yes you can recover the data hard drive which is a good thing i think then you wont lose nothing on it
#4
charlenexxx
yes you can recover the data hard drive which is a good thing i think then you wont lose nothing on it


Have you been drinking?

p.s cheers tallpete in exactly the same predicament so that info helps.
#5
spikeyjacko
Managed to get the hdd out, and its now in my 2.5 external hdd caddy thingy, but annoyingly some things arent copying :(
To do with 'cyclic redundancy check error'
Grrr!


use op's hd error checking tool to fix errors try only files system errors first and then try (also when you get the data redundancy error(if you have lots of files selected) START to backup one file at a time as .eg whilst you have 30 files highlighted only 1 may be dodgy and will stop everything) if still the same you should tick scan for and attempt recovery (this may take 3 days or may never complete) but if it does complete then try to copy the files that failed.. If still the same you are just going to have to accept some files won't copy across and get as much as you can

http://img2.imageshack.us/img2/6965/82824213.png
#6
At the moment I'm just copying files across bit by bit, ( mainly music atm) and just deleting the songs that I get the error on :(
#7
scan the hard drive first it can fix it in most cases with top box only ticked and over usb may only take max 20 minutes normally only 1-4 minutes you then may be able to get all files off.
#8
Wouldnt let me do a scan on it, something about importatn access to windows files?
#9
spikeyjacko
Wouldnt let me do a scan on it, something about importatn access to windows files?


you using vista ? and it surely would have said it can do it on a restart, so try it again and the say yes then restart and let it do it . You need to be right clicking on your usb drive letter to do it no other drive.
#10
crc errors may mean bad sectors on your laptop hard disk or you could have a virus

what is stopping the laptop from booting ?
#11
tallpete33
crc errors may mean bad sectors on your laptop hard disk or you could have a virus

what is stopping the laptop from booting ?


Not sure, just loads to a black screen with a white pointer
#12
So it does the memory check, you get the Dell logo and some text first ok ?

If so, it sounds like you may just have a faulty disk (or corrupt Windows) which would explain the CRC and file errors too. Once you have all your files off the disk, it is worth putting it back in your laptop and booting to your recovery CD ( THIS WILL WIPE EVERYTHING OFF IT ! ) and try a rebuild.

If that fails, you will need to buy a new SATA 2.5" disk (320Gb are about £40 on amazon or play). Install that and rebuild as above. Cheaper than a new laptop, but it's up to you if you think it's worth it. Don't forget anti-virus and firewall.

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