Help on viewing what is on a hard drive from a dead computer...

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  1. Paulie Walnuts

    Paulie Walnuts Im an agent of chaos

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    Mother in laws computer crashed. Well it turns out its just the power supply. HD works fine that we know of. Can I just take that HD and plug it into my desktop to see whats on it?

    Whats the best method to see what is on that HD??


    Thank you!
     
  2. tyrionlannister

    tyrionlannister New Member

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    Why go to the trouble? Just slap in a $30 power supply and give the whole thing back.

    Unless you're snooping. Then you already know what to do, just disconnect the hard drive and reconnect it in your machine. If your machine won't boot up, then just change the jumper settings by moving the pin around.
     
  3. FLY-FAST

    FLY-FAST OT Supporter

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    Just make sure you double check the jumpers. You can slave that bitch out.
     
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  6. Yuppy

    Yuppy Have a seat right there....

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    yea just replace the psu for cheap as hell and move forward
     
  7. crontab

    crontab (uid = 0)

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    replace the psu

    you may not be able to view everything on another pc due to ntfs permissions.
     
  8. deusexaethera

    deusexaethera OT Supporter

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    Those can be overridden with ease by any administrator.
     
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    blackrockbrig OT Supporter

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    dude, are those kid rock lyrics in your profile quote? eeek.
     
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    I have the same kind of problem, but its the mobo that died. How would I recover the data? it's an IDE drive :hs:
     
  11. Toyman321

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    see my post a few above, or you could just toss it in another computer and pull the data
     

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