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Save Data from old hard drive on New computer

Q: Save Data from old hard drive on New computer

Hi
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.

James
Australia

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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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A:Sys Crash, Trying To Save Hard Drive Data

Try running chkdsk on the drive: chkdsk X: /f
Replace the X with the letter of the drive.

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I am a novice at trying to backing up my files and data before my hard drive crashes but guess what, I am here to say that my hard drive has crashed and I cannot do that now. I get an error message : <Windows root>\system32\ntoskrnl.exe

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.

Sincerely,

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A:Does a system image save "deleted" data on the hard drive

I'm not sure I follow your steps. I'm missing why you'd install Windows 7, then restore. Do you have a Recovery Disk ?? If not can you still make one ?? If either is yes, then I'd wipe the drive and restore and be done with it.

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In answer to your question though, it depends on what you use to capture / apply the image. Imagex, by nature, simply gets the "meat" of the OS install and leaves behind anything else. Other stuff may well carry the "ones and zeros" of deleted data as well. I seem to recall once using a utility that grabbed the entire partition to apply elsewhere. I quit using it because it was more trouble than it was worth.

But by far the most secure method is to replace that hard drive and keep the drive that "might" have recoverable data and use it yourself as a spare or external drive.

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Update it actually worked once today but then went back to screwing up. Ha anyone ever encountered anything like this?

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Hi, Jen, and welcome to the forums.

First off, some info:
What was your old OS? What OS are you running now? What have you tried to do, and what happened when you tried that? Have you gotten any error messages?

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A:How can I transfer data from old hard drive to new computer?

Put the drive in the second bay jumpered as a slave or on the second SATA cable.

Then drag and drop or use recovery software.

Or buy a good Powered (Addonics, for example) USB external drive Enclosure. Put the old drive in there, and plug it into a USB port where you can see everything... then drag and drop all the data... etc.

You can take as long as you need to get it right.

You might want to read up on where Outlook Express, Outlook, Firefox and so on keep their files... Quicken, Quickbooks, etc. But it is relatively trouble free.

You want the enclosure that has its own power adapter that plugs into the wall, as it really taxes your system to run this external drive off the USB power.

Be sure to shop for the correct enclosure. They have them for both SATA and EIDE and are not usually interchangeable.
 

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A:Computer crashes while copying data onto the hard drive

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You can find the software on torrent sites if you don't want to pay for it Click to expand...

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I'd suggest paying someone to do it professionally as then it will get done properly, as opposed to someone here telling you how to DIY.

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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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A:Can't save anywhere but my hard drive

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A:Should I replace my hard drive or try to save it?

I would also be suspicious about bad sectors. My suggestion will be The DiskCheckup program from PassMark. It's free and can be downloaded from the following address:

http://www.passmark.com/products/diskcheckup.htm

You can read the page to get more information.
 

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A:need to save info to hard drive

Right click an empty spot on the desktop or inside a folder, select new and then folder and name it what ever you like.
 

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Hi, Hold down the Windows key and press R. Into the Run box type diskmgmt.msc and hit enter and let this load. In the lower graphical view, do you see the missing drive listed? If it is listed, is it formatted and assigned a drive letter? Post back with a screenshot if needed. Regards, DP-K

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A:I want to upgrade and save my hard drive's contents

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Seasons Greetings
Do not use that drive to store and important documents, it will fail. You may be able to postpone the inevitable by performing a scan disc. In step 4 check both boxes
Good luck
Disk Check

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Public Sub saveAttachtoDisk (itm As Outlook.MailItem)
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What would be the best & easiest way to transfer the data?

I searched, but didn't come up with much. I'm sure this is a simple process.
Any help would be appreciated.

Thanks.

Dan
 

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A:Retrieve data from hard drive

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A:hard drive data transfer

Most harddrive manufacturers have a utility on their support web site that will do it for you. Check their site first.
 

https://forums.techguy.org/threads/hard-drive-data-transfer.34292/
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A:How to restore data from bad hard drive

Howdy innewton...

Can you get into the BIOS to see if the pc see's the hard drive ?

Or during BOOT up does the hard drive show up ?
 

https://forums.techguy.org/threads/how-to-restore-data-from-bad-hard-drive.236493/