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    Rescuing data from old PC

    Our old PC died last week. They main drive (C) is gone but I had a second internal hard drive that is still intact. I want to rescue some data off of there. My old pc was Windows XP and my new on is 7 (64). Can the old drive be installed in the new pc since they were formatted on different systems? If not, Is there a way to temporarily hook up the old drive to the new pc and get it to act like an external drive so I can get what I need off of it?

    I had most of my stuff backed up on Mozy but, knowing my old pc was about to give in, I started backing some stuff up on another drive and with all the shifting around I was doing I had a handful of files that got lost on Mozy so I need to get back in that drive if I can.



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    Re: Rescuing data from old PC

    Yes, you should be able to find a device that will attach to your one remaining drive and then connect to your working pc and then it should show up just like a USB thumb drive.


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    Re: Rescuing data from old PC

    You should be able to connect it to your new pc.

    You might want to look at something like this: Amazon.com: Sabrent USB-DSC5 Serial ATA or IDE 2.5-/3.5-Inch to USB 2.0 Cable Converter Adapter with Power Supply: Electronics: Reviews, Prices & more to have as a backup tool. I bought one and until one of the power pins broke it was a great tool for pulling info off of a HD when a computer was otherwise dead.



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    Re: Rescuing data from old PC

    You can slave the drive in a second pc, you may be able to get data off of your bad drive as well. If you comfortable getting into and removing parts from your pc I would be happy to explain the process.



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