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motherboard is bad can I download data from the hard drive?

Q: motherboard is bad can I download data from the hard drive?

my old e-machines T2742 has a fried motherboard, (according to the folks at Best Buy). I had a bunch of stuff on the hard drive that I of course failed to back up anywhere. Is there a way I (not a tech type guy), can access and download the data on the hard drive? And while I'm at it I have the computer opened now and am wondering just where the motherboard and hard drive are located. I did manage to upgrade the ram by myself. Thanks for any help.

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A: motherboard is bad can I download data from the hard drive?

Did you get the license number of that Emachine.....?

I'm not familiar with the number you gave, but, if it has a PATA (IDE) HDD, you must change the jumper on the drive to the slave position and then install it in another computer in the "slave" position on the ribbon cable. (The connector in the middle). You can usually get the HDD jumper diagram by downloading the manual to your drive at the manufacturer's web site.

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A:Problem recovering data from laptop hard drive after motherboard failure

Try to take ownership.
 

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A:data extractors / sql header [Hard Drive data recovery]

I don't know where this thread properly belongs -- but I suspect the question may be too esoteric for most here.

Since it involves data recovery from a hard drive I'm going to move it to Hardware, I think "all other software" is not likely to have anyone with this type of experience.
 

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If the raid (just 2 drives) was built with the MB onboard Raid and I replace the motherboard, what is the best way to do it without losing all my data?

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A:Will replacing motherboard erase drive data in RAID?

Never tired it, but I would assume if raid is enabled in the bios of the new board, it will recognize the array just fine, the real issue is it probably will not boot, since the hardware is too different.

Moving a windows installation from one mobo to another has its challenges.

See "Replace a failed Motherboard" section

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/824125
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Does the external drive work on another machine?

Also, while the drive is still connected, can you go into Device Manager (right-click My Computer, click on 'Manage...', click on 'Device Manager') to check for any yellow exclamation marks or red crosses next to anything in there?
 

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A:Transfer data from Hard Drive to Hard Drive

You cannot simply put the hard drive with XP on it in the new system to have the new system running XP either from the old drive or by transferring to the new drive. It just does not work like that
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A:Motherboard or hard drive?

I'm having the same reply as you. One thing I hope for me its the motherboard. It suck if it was the HDD. Have so much stuff on the HDD.
 

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A:motherboard or hard drive?

Try replacing the power adapter first. Does the computer boot normally and are you able to access all of your files and folders. If the hard drive was failing those wouldn't be the symptoms in my opinion. Also go into the control panel and change the power settings to never hibrinate and to go into standby after say 60 minutes of inactivity and turn off hard disks after at least 60 minutes. See if those things help.
 

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A:Hard drive then maybe motherboard?

You could have some kind of virus that destroys your hard drives.
 

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A:hard drive? or motherboard?

Well, if you replaced the HD and it still doesn't work right..

It could be a bad connection. Does your laptop use some kind of a tray or an adaptor for the hard drive? It may not give good contact. Maybe get another one?

I have also seen a ThinkPad that would lose the HD if you didn't bend the corner of the laptop right. Took it to the repair shop and had them re-solder all the hard drive connectors. Fixed it.

And yes, it could be plain bad HD controller.
 

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A:Motherboard or hard drive?

Replace the hard drive... Then if the problem persists, look at replacing the power supply before going for the motherboard
 

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A:Bad Hard drive? BAD MOTHERBOARD!?

Have your friend run a diagnostic test on his drive.
It is best to use a diagnostic program from the drive's manufacturer.

However, I have found that Hitachi Drive Fitness Test works on most any hard drive.
Downloads
Use the bootable Linux CD.

If the drive comers out clean, then you can start to suspect the motherboard.

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A:Bad Motherboard or Hard Drive

Welcome to TechSpot

In PCs anything is possible, but I don't think the mobo causes it.
Rather, check the cables and the jumper-settings on the harddisks.
Those HDs would prefer a 80-wire flat-cable, rather than a 40-wire cable.
Check that the colourcoded connectors correspond to the instructions. Check that the red control-band is on the side of the connector where pin 1 is. Check all power-connectors.
Try another IDE-cable if you have it (or borrow one).
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Check in the BIOS that both HDs are recognised, write down their parameters.

In the Storage & Networking forum is a "sticky", get the HD-util for Seagate from there and run it.
 

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A:Hard drive vs. Motherboard

It could be a bad drive, a bad connection or a bad controller.

Ideally, you would take the drive out of your laptop and test it with the manufacturer diagnostic utility.

In reality, you could just take the drive out, clean the contacts, put it back in and do the diagnostics in this computer.
 

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A:Need help with Hard Drive to Motherboard

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A:Hard Drive Data

Most new drives from major manufacturers come with an image utility that will allow you to move everything to the new drive.
 

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A:Need to get data from an old hard drive

Howdy,

You need a IDE Enclosure that will hook up to your laptop via USB

http://www.amazon.co.uk/s/ref=nb_sb...aps&field-keywords=laptop+enclosure&x=16&y=17
 

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A:getting data from hard drive

Just take ownership of the files/folders

Take Ownership of a File or Folder
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A:Please help me get data from hard drive

If it was a hardware error, then a format would not fix it anyway, so you can probably rule out a hard disk failure. Thats no guarantee that the data is still salvageable though.

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Its not a practical consideration to extract the contents via DOS anyway. The best way would be to re-jumper the drive as a slave and temporarily connect it in another Windows 2000 or XP computer and extract the data that way.

Since you have a DVD drive and burner, one should ask why the data was not backed up?. Its a salutory lesson, as hard drives fail quite regularly.

Get the computer shop to recover the data at the time they reformat?

Have you looked at the cost of a new hard drive, then fit your old one as a slave? Might be an economic proposition?
 

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Be sure your cables are snugly installed... Check the EIDE socket on the motherboard. Then check each drive individually. I am assuming you already have the newer 80 conductor, 40 connector EIDE cables... but you might try exchanging those ribbon cables with others, as the 80 conductor ones are very fragile, easily crimped, scratched or have wires pulled loose.
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A:Getting Data off Old Hard Drive

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Did you create the bootable CD ? ?
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A:Is it motherboard or hard drive or bios , which is the cause of this

Quote:
recently removed my computer drives - master and slave

Both are SATA


There's some confusion from the start. There is no such thing as master and slave with SATA drives! Master and slave drives come from the old technology, EIDE (PATA) drives where you could have two drives attached to one "data" cable and one motherboard connector. With two drives on one data cable, there needed to be a way for the system to keep track of the drives, so one drive was designated as master, the other as slave. And this was determined by a jumper on the back of the drive and where on the cable the drive was connected.

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ftgml said:


I have a Motherboard that is supposed to be SATA 150 ready. However, the HD I bought is a SATA 300 one. Will the HD work?
Thanks.Click to expand...

Will it work, most of the time yes. If the drive is not compatible at a 3Gb. transfer speed you should be able to put a jumper on the drive to limit the transfer rate to 1.5Gb. and it should work.
 

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https://forums.techguy.org/threads/hard-drive-with-xp-to-new-motherboard-processor.215833/
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You can transfer files and data but you will need to install Windows clean on new build...fine to have files and data on the drive in a separate partition so you do not format the whole drive by accident and lose everything, or use sata drive for clean install and then jumper the ide drive as slave and use whatever you want from it in new build.
 

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https://forums.techguy.org/threads/motherboard-hard-drive-problem.341713/
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https://forums.techguy.org/threads/recovering-data-on-hard-drive.621457/
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A:How to Get Data Off an Old Hard Drive (Without Putting It in a PC)

very good. I was trying to explain this to someone. Now I think I will just send then the Web Page.
 

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Ok so recently i bought a new WD tb internal had drive as my old hard drive was making noises when the to drive hard Transferring Data new a hard drive was being used my situation is that i want to transfer Transferring Data to a new hard drive all of the data on the old HDD to the new hard drive I have tried various quot cloning software quot but i kept getting errors revolving around some CRC error cyclical Redundacy check and it would not let me continue that cloning procedure all i want to do is basically keep all my data but just use it off the new hard drive that i got Thanks OS Version Microsoft Windows Ultimate bit Processor Intel R Core TM i - K CPU GHz Intel Family Model Stepping Processor Count RAM Mb Graphics Card AMD Radeon HD Series Mb x Hard Drives C Total - MB Free - MB F Total - MB Free - MB G Total - MB Free - MB J Total - MB Free - MB Motherboard Gigabyte Technology Co Ltd Z XP-UD Antivirus Kaspersky Internet Security Updated and Enabled nbsp

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Hi I have a hard drive from a Toshiba laptop that is toast I connected it to my desktop running USB off Drive Connected by Hard Data Need Windows via a USB adapter I right-clicked on Computer selected Manage which took me to Computer Management and selected Disk Management The hard drive shows up as Disk Basic GB online The partitions are MB Healthy EFI System Partition GB Healthy Primary Partition and MB Unallocated This drive will Need Data off Hard Drive Connected by USB not let me give it a drive letter and it does not show up on Computer PLEASE help I need this data Many thanks Tech Support Guy System Info Utility version OS Version Microsoft Windows Ultimate Service Pack bit Processor Intel R Core TM i - K CPU GHz Intel Family Model Stepping Processor Count RAM Mb Graphics Card Intel R HD Graphics - Mb Hard Drives C Total - MB Free - MB F Total - MB Free - MB L Total - MB Free - MB Motherboard ASUSTeK Computer INC P Z -V PRO GEN Antivirus avast Antivirus Updated and Enabled nbsp

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Hey all Right now one of my hard drives is almost full It s a gig and I ve got like gigs left to use on it lol But then I also have a totally unused gig HDD it s already installed though What I want to do is transfer some of my stuff well MOST of my stuff from the gig to my gig But I want to do it the right way so I don t corrupt any files or anything Basically the biggest things are all of my games my music I have like gigs of mp s lol and some other media The only way I can think of to move the stuff from one HDD to the other is to just sit there and drag all the stuff folder by folder file by file to my gig but that just seems a little too easy Is that not the right way to do it I figured there would be some kind of formal Windows XP method to do it but I wasn t sure Any help with this would be appreciated Thanks in advance folks BTW yes I am using Windows XP SP nbsp

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Greets I have serial ATA drives IDE that were used with Windows XP last year on another computer NTFS format and for which I need to recuperate the data I unplugged my internal CD DVD access drive data..HELP! cannot hard my I drive and plugged in one of them Vista recognized it and instantly updated the drivers However the data does not show under Windows Explorer i can see it under the device manager as unallocated technically I know the data is not deleted nor lost The question is How can I retrieve this data The devices and models are Maxtor H GBs rpm ATA- Western Digital Caviar WD JB - gva GBs rpm ATA- PS I cannot access my hard drive data..HELP! I also tried the evaluation copy of BinaryBiz Virtuallab data recovery software and was able to see the data However the I cannot access my hard drive data..HELP! save feature was turned off I don t think I have to resort to a data recovery program do I There must be a simple way to perform this PS Could the problem be that my PC will only read SATA hard disks of PS If I buy an external enclosure connected through a USB cable will Vista recognize the data then so many questions - Thanks for any help Acer Aspire E AMD Athlon X dual core processor Windows Vista Home Premium D-Link DI- router Nvidia GeForce GS video card RAM MB nbsp

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I do this quite often and I am very annoyed. Everytime I connect a hard drive [xp, vista, or windows 7] and try to access it I get the message that I don't have the right to view it.

I have to use the "take ownership" feature. I am an administrator so what gives.

running windows 7 professional with microsoft security essentials and windows firewall

A:saving data from another hard drive

Are the files on these hard drives you are connecting yours? Did you originally create these files?
Are you installing/connecting these hard drives to your motherboard, SATA connector, or by USB?

If you did not create these files on the PC that you are trying to open/view them on this is as it is supposed to be. All the data on those drives has permissions set be another username and PC. Until you change the permissions and or add your username to grant you permission to view/open/whatever you will get this message.

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