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    Hard Drive Data Recovery Help Please

    My partners computer has just had the motherboard go down. The computer is about seven years old so has had its day, but I would like to recover the data from her 20 Gig Maxtor hard drive. I have a computer running XP is there any way I can recover the data with it. Her computer was running Windows ME. Thanks.

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    • FInalD's system
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    You should just be able to unplug the drive from the broken one and plug it into yours and it'll be fine.

    FinalD

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    • amjedm's system
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    Make sure you set the jumper correctly on the back of the drive before plugging it in.

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    Thanks

    Thanks for your help I will give it a go today thanks again.

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    you'll probably need to "import" the drive for it to show up - or is that only with disks from XP systems?, can't remember....

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    Cracked it!!

    It worked like a charm, a big thankyou from my partner Jane. She is well into her family history and thought she had lost a lot of work, it had taken ten years to get together. It meant a great deal to her. Thanks again for your help.

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    • FInalD's system
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      • Memory:
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      • Storage:
      • 3x Seagate Baracuda 7200.10 320GB
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    That's what people are here for...to help

    Glad you got it sorted, so many people on here have real problems with their drives being completely broken.

    FinalD

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    If the motherboard is down, then the drive should be intact. You can access the drive as a slave drive or as an external if you have an external casing.
    FAiling to manage to do the above, I would advise you to go to any IT shop and ask them to assist you on how to plug in the drive as a slave to a healthy machine, without telling them the history , otherwise they will try to milk your money!!
    If you cant manage, go to our website and we have instructions & photos on how to plug the drive as a slave on http://www.unirecovery.co.uk
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    Sounds like a good time to remind everyone to BACKUP regularly.

    But yes, normally you should just be able to plug a drive into another system and get the data off.
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