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Can't access hard drive from dead laptop

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February 7, 2009 9:04:58 PM

My laptop died so I pulled the hard drive and converted it to and external USB drive. The problem I'm having is that I can't access it because I had set a user password on my laptop. Now whenever I try to access it from my desktop, I get an access denied message and nowhere can I find a place to enter the password to access it. So now I have a good working 2.5" external drive, but I can't access it to retrieve my old file.
February 8, 2009 1:23:44 AM

Jimmyvu said:
My laptop died so I pulled the hard drive and converted it to and external USB drive. The problem I'm having is that I can't access it because I had set a user password on my laptop. Now whenever I try to access it from my desktop, I get an access denied message and nowhere can I find a place to enter the password to access it. So now I have a good working 2.5" external drive, but I can't access it to retrieve my old file.

I was in a similiar situation awhile back, i downloaded ubuntu linux and was able to transfer everthing to a external hard drive, only thing the hard drive has to be formatted in fat32, and in your case since u are actually trying to get info off of a external hard drive you may need a second external drive, or a large flash drive
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