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Non-boot-able Laptop data recovery

Last response: in Storage
January 21, 2011 10:02:34 PM

I have an old Acer Aspire 5670 with WinXP SP 2 that crashed and wont boot up in any boot mode. I've heard that you can run Linux off a USB thumb drive and recover data as long as hard drive works. Is this a possible solution? I really don't want to give Geek Squad $259.00 dollars.

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a b G Storage
January 21, 2011 10:31:02 PM

you can do several things.

first thing I would do is go buy a 2.5" sata/ide to usb converter (about 20$)

then remove hdd from laptop and copy the files you need with the converter to another computer.

something similar to this

laptops can be imtimidating to work on but usually the hard drive removes with just 1 screw.
February 1, 2011 12:13:22 AM

Best answer selected by Hamletxi.