Solved Laptop won't boot Windows OS (motherboard damage), but still turns on. How to recover lost data? Tags: Motherboards Windows how-to Boot Laptops Last response: July 18, 2013 8:32 AM in Motherboards Share ash00ri July 18, 2013 7:26:30 AM Hey, So, recently my laptop had some sort of damage occur to its motherboard (I think), so Windows OS won't boot up. The computer still turns on. The problem is I had a lot of data and stuff on that laptop's harddrive. Is there anyway I can extract the lost files, etc., from it? Anything I can buy that can recover the files? -Thanks! More about : laptop boot windows motherboard damage turns recover lost data Best solution rgd1101 a c 84 V Motherboard a b D Laptop July 18, 2013 7:29:02 AM you can take the hdd out and put it in a external enclosure and connect it to another computer. Share ash00ri July 18, 2013 8:32:44 AM rgd1101 said:you can take the hdd out and put it in a external enclosure and connect it to another computer. Wait, so... I take out the HDD, and I connect the external hardrive to the HDD? Could you explain more in depth please. edit: nvm I think I figured it out. m 0 l Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Publish Read discussions in other Motherboards categories BIOS Boot Chipsets ASRock Asus Chaintech DFI Elitegroup FIC Foxconn Gigabyte Intel MSI-Microstar !