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Switch SATA HDD with another for testing purposes

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November 26, 2012 7:17:27 AM

Can I just open up my Acer Aspire One AO722 and switch the SATA HDD with one from a Toshiba Satellite A110-225 for testing purposes? I can't boot Windows XP Home Edition on the Toshiba and after testing its HDD with Seatool it proved OK. I'd like to backup any important files on it so if I can get to the Toshiba's HDD through the Aspire One, I can backup the files to an external hard drive from there. Can this be done just like that?
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November 26, 2012 11:33:37 AM

No, the machine wouldn't boot with a drive from a different machine in it. I would suggest burning a bootable cd, and backing up the hard drive that way.
November 26, 2012 11:57:13 AM

That's another problem: doesn't detect the setup dvd although I've changed boot order
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