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October 26, 2013 5:44:39 AM

Few days ago the computer I used in the office fell down pretty hard. After that incident the computer fails to reach the desktop. Not even the bios. Just a black screen with the name Lenovo.

So I thought the computer was busted and has no time to repair it so we just bought a new one.
Hoping that I could use the old files from the HDD (SATA Western Digital) of the busted computer. I tried to connect the old HDD to the new computer but every time I turn it on. Nothing comes on just a black screen with A2 in the bottom right corner of the monitor and the A2 would sometimes change to 99.

But when I disconnect the old HDD from the new computer. The computer starts normally.
Now I think that the old computer isn't busted and its the old HDD instead.

Is there anyway I can recover the files from the old HDD?

Would really appreciate any help Thnx!

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October 26, 2013 5:51:06 AM

Obtain a USB-SATA dock or cable.
Start the PC with its original OS and drive.
Connect the old potentially broken HDD.
See what happens.

If the old machine was running when it fell, the HDD may well be toast, or not able to boot. Try it as above as a secondary drive.
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October 26, 2013 6:38:42 AM

USAFRet said:
Obtain a USB-SATA dock or cable.
Start the PC with its original OS and drive.
Connect the old potentially broken HDD.
See what happens.

If the old machine was running when it fell, the HDD may well be toast, or not able to boot. Try it as above as a secondary drive.


Thnx for the fast reply. Hmm USB-SATA dock or cable. It is the same with External Harddrive Enclosures? Because I bought one when I bought the new computer. I did try it but every time I tried to connect it, the computer says its connected but its no where to be found and when I unplug it, right after I unplug it. Computer always tells me to format it 1st.
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October 26, 2013 6:48:10 AM

USAFRet said:
Obtain a USB-SATA dock or cable.
Start the PC with its original OS and drive.
Connect the old potentially broken HDD.
See what happens.

If the old machine was running when it fell, the HDD may well be toast, or not able to boot. Try it as above as a secondary drive.


Oh I'll try to buy one of those stuff and report back thnx again
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