I'm reading all the different ways and not sure that what I'm needing falls into the category.
My friend has a laptop that windows has crashed in. I need to backup here files before I reinstall.
I've done this dozens of times with a desktop by just removing the hard drive and hooking up as an external. so how do i achieve the same thing but just make the destop an additional drive that I can see on my computer?
due to where i live i do not have wifi only sattelite. thanks
i am using win7 64bit and laptop is same but it may be 32 bit
so i've got a new question. (this is the last friend i help fix their computer) i build my own so i don't know if this is the issue. i got the HD in the enclosure. i'm getting 3 drives show up. one is the system one is back up and one is the main drive (partitions) but it shows them ALL empty when i click on them and they r NOT and the main one that i need to back up shows RAW and needs formatting. now i know the problem is a windows issue and i just need to reinstall windows but i need to back up first because NO ONE ever listens to me!!!!! and it does start with windows but won't load all the way and won't do a fix.
is the reason the drives are not showing up on mine computer correctly an HP issue??? we both have windows 7 the only difference in that is i have 64 bit and i think she has 32 bit. she has done NOTHING to her computer cuz she barely knows how to use it. it crashed when she download some stupid video program from youtube.
sorry thought it was an extended question with all the related info in the previous posts. so as i stated i have a self built desktop and she has an HP laptop that i hooked up the HD to my enclosure as stated above. I will start a new subject but didn't want to be rude by not answering your question. So i need to copy and paste all the info from the first part of this topic into the new one????? that way it makes more sense or what?
it would have been done by HP...as i said...my friend is computer illiterate. she can download music and play on FB so i know she didn't do it.
It could also be an issue of a corrupted partition/MBR due to a virus. If you can connect to and read the drive, I suggest you scan it before you copy anything from it to another location.
Of course the HDD could be defective as well. What brand of HDD (model would be good as well) does it have? Each manufacturer offers free utilities that can be used to scan (and sometimes repair) HDDs. You get from their support websites.
i can't read them. it shows they r there and have so much used but when u try to open the drive it says empty. and the main drive says RAW needs formatting. so i'm just giving it back to her and telling her to pay someone. thanks