How can i get my hard drive from a crashed Sony laptop running vista to be read Tags: Hard Drives Laptops Sony Windows Vista Storage Last response: January 25, 2010 9:54 PM in Storage Share bradleysmartin January 12, 2010 7:49:18 PM How can i get my hard drive from a crashed Sony laptop running vista to be read using a usb external hard drive case, it wants me to format it, but i need the data off of it. More about : hard drive crashed sony laptop running vista read treefrog07 a b G Storage January 14, 2010 12:19:50 AM Don't format it, see if you can run chkdsk /f on it. Just remember, if it crashed, you may not be able to access your data. bradleysmartin January 14, 2010 2:44:26 AM treefrog07 said:Don't format it, see if you can run chkdsk /f on it. Just remember, if it crashed, you may not be able to access your data. I can not. Is there any trick to allow yourself to read some of the data on the disk? Related resources Vista + Sony Handycam + Firewire = Problem - Forum How to read a dead hard drive from a laptop - Forum Windows 7 cannot read hard drive from dead Vista PC - Forum Why Multiple Hard Drives.... - Forum Sony vaio laptop hard drive recognition problem - Forum Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Get the answer jsc a b G Storage January 14, 2010 2:55:50 AM Remove the hard drive. Put it into a portable USB case. Plug into another computer. bradleysmartin January 14, 2010 10:48:46 AM I've already tried to put it into a usb case, it tells me to format it, it won't read it. Obviously i'm not going to format it, i need to read it somehow, any ideas on how to read it and get around not formatting it first (which i would not do) treefrog07 a b G Storage January 25, 2010 9:54:52 PM I've not used MBRWizard to repair an MBR, but you may want to look at it. Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Publish Related resources: ForumHow to access date on toshiba hard disk drive ForumHow do I overclock my hard drive ? ForumSony Vaio VGN-AR21B... How to install XP ForumLaptop crashed after bombardment of error messages. Cpu? Hard drive ? ForumOEM sata drive not being recognized on sony vaio laptop ForumUnable to remove Vista and install XP Sony VAIO FZ140E ForumExternal usb laptop hard drive ForumAfter deleting RelevantKnowledge via RegistryEditor, my computer crashed and won Forum4tb hdd is being read as 2tb hdd ForumNeed help getting data off of hard disk ForumUSB External Hard Drive Stops Working During Transfer Forum2 hard drives on my laptop ForumCD DRIVE ISN"T RECOGNIZED. ForumHard Drive Choice for 1TB Forum[Solved] Backup Hard Drive - External or Internal? More resources Read discussions in other Storage categories Hard Drives DVD Drives DVD Writers Optical Media Flash Media NAS/RAID SSD Western Digital !