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Save Data from old hard drive on New computer

Q: Save Data from old hard drive on New computer

I have just bought a new pc, as my old one COMPLETLEY died and i have managed to save the old hard drive.

is it possible to install the new hard drive on my new system with out having to format it using disk management so i can use all the data that is on old drive.

I have no issue installing drive etc, just wanting to know how i can save the data on old drive.

Thanks in advance for responses.


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A: Save Data from old hard drive on New computer

Just connect the drive (mind you, the old hard drive should become after the one currently installed or Windows will be very upset). All your data will be there.
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Try running chkdsk on the drive: chkdsk X: /f
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which means I have to either reinstall my Windows XP (which I hope works and I still have to find) or reformat my computer.

My question is: how can I save the files on my hard drive manually since my computer technically won't get past this error message?

Please let me know asap.



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Hi, Jen, and welcome to the forums.

First off, some info:
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A:How can I transfer data from old hard drive to new computer?

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Please connect it to your computer and see how it appears in Windows Disk Management.

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[If the external disk appears as RAW, then

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Seasons Greetings
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Howdy innewton...

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