Wht's the best way to retrieve files off a non-booting XP laptop?

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  1. Necromancer

    Necromancer Guest

    A friends laptop (3yrs old) won't boot, it'll have the XP loading thing then it'll flash to a blue screen and restart. We've tried safe mode and all that jazz so i just figured the boot files are fucked.

    She's a typical girl and put too much faith in computer so she needs to save all her precious pictures :hsugh:

    Should I just hook up the drive to my PC and access the hdd that way?
     
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    external USB enclosure
    remove drive
    put in enclosure
    plug into another PC
    scan her pics for nudes
    post on OT
    ???
    profit.
     
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    USB attachment is my preferred method.
     
  4. Methix

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    what kind of laptop is it?
     
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  7. Necromancer

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    k. thx. :bigthumb:

    Toshiba pos.
     
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    Boot off a Linux live CD, locate files, burn to disk, profit.

    Then:

     
  9. Necromancer

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    This will be done.
     
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  12. Methix

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    Do that.
     

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