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How to recover my Laptop's Harddrive?

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Last Modified: 2013-11-17
Hi All

Ive got into a bad situation. I have a 4 year old Compaq laptop(not sure which model). One sunny day the Harddrive decided to just fail and i started receiving the BSOD each time windows was loading  by capturing the error i realized i needed to do the Fixboot command from the repair prompt of windows. Thing is when i boot from an XP cd it wont show me that option and it will only allow me to format it and install new windows.

My question is how can i recover the data on the harddrive? I dont have a usb Harddrive that i can dump everything on so is there an application i can use to dump it on a usb thumb drive or maybe recover it without formatting?
Also is there a way to connect the 2.5" HD to my PC somehow?
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Robert Sutton JrSenior Network Manager
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Yes, you can buy an adapter and connect it to another pc. Then just transfer the data you wish to save to another sotrage device. Hope this helps.
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You guys beat me to it. : )

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Thanks for the advice guys i will try it out.
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