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How to transfer data from crashed hdd to new hdd?
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Suzanne G.

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PostPosted: Sat 06 Jun 2009, 15:45    Post subject:  How to transfer data from crashed hdd to new hdd?  

Is this a possibility? I have a Dell Dimension desktop and it doesn't acknowledge my hard drive. I have a new one to install. Is there a way to transfer my files onto the new hard drive? I'm not afraid of opening my tower to try to exhaust all possibilities before taking my tower to a computer shop. Any suggestions or advice would be helpful! Thanks.
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PostPosted: Sat 06 Jun 2009, 16:43    Post subject:  

What Puppy version are you using? The newer versions try to auto-detect the hard drive and show icons on the desktop. Do you get these? Can you click on them and mount the drive?

If not, your best bet is the "freezer" trick, but you need a USB-IDE cable. The idea is to remove the drive and cool it down in a freezer. Then bring it out, connect it via USB and see if Puppy can detect it.
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PostPosted: Sat 06 Jun 2009, 17:28    Post subject:  

Suzanne G,
There is no need to ask twice the question. Please stick to the thread you opened already.

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cthisbear

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PostPosted: Sat 06 Jun 2009, 18:44    Post subject:  

" There is no need to ask twice the question. "

Yes. Bad form.
But read my links for the answers.

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" I'm not afraid of opening my tower to try to exhaust all possibilities before taking my tower to a computer shop. "

Do not take your comp to a shop.
Goodbye data.

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After you pop in your new drive....

You can run GParted on the new drive and
hide the first partition...
in fat 32
so you still have a recovery drive.

The second partition format as NTFS.

http://www.murga-linux.com/puppy/viewtopic.php?t=43134

Read the posts before hitting enter.
I fix XP and Vista all the time.

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http://forums.whirlpool.net.au/forum-replies.cfm?t=1174451

http://forums.whirlpool.net.au/forum-replies.cfm?t=1203695

http://forums.whirlpool.net.au/forum-replies.cfm?t=1198871

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http://www.murga-linux.com/puppy/viewtopic.php?t=20312

Puppy how to rescue doc in zip form.

http://www.murga-linux.com/puppy/viewtopic.php?mode=attach&id=16661

Chris.
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