Total System Failure How do I rescue my hard drive when the system won't start?
Posted 11 November 2011 - 09:15 AM
Posted 11 November 2011 - 09:46 AM
If you can't boot at all, you'll probably have to remove the hard drive from the old computer and attach it to the new one as a second drive. If the new PC is a desktop, you can install it. If not, you can use an SATA/USB or IDE/USB adapter to turn the old drive into a temporary external drive.
Posted 11 November 2011 - 09:51 AM
Gateway FX6800-01e----Intel Core i7 960 ( 3.2 GHz)---- Seagate Barracuda 750 Gb SATA II / 3.0 Hdd---- 6 Gb Crucial 1066 Mhz memory, running in Tri Channel conf-----Corsair TX650w PSU----- EVGA Nvidia GTX 560Ti 1gb GDDR5 Vram ----DVD +/- RW / CD ,RAM/DL Optical drive w/ Label Flash-----Gateway TBGM-01 Motherboard.... Vista Home Premium 64 bit OS w/ SP2; Samsung Synch Master 2243BWX 22" Monitor.
Posted 11 November 2011 - 10:24 AM
I agree with coastie.
You said your fan is struggling to start.
Hopefully you have a spare or you can borrow one.
If indeed the pc is shot, Lincoln has you covered.
Posted 11 November 2011 - 11:11 AM
Need a Windows ISO image?
Posted 14 November 2011 - 01:17 PM
If it is a PSU, than you either have to replace it or remove the hard drive and attached to another computer like people mentioned above.
This post has been edited by Dellinsp531: 14 November 2011 - 01:18 PM
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