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getting data off a laptop that won't start?

Discussion in 'Off-topic Zone' started by chip_gilkey, Dec 4, 2012.

  1. chip_gilkey

    chip_gilkey Well-Known Member

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    So worst case scenario here. Finished my 15 page history paper last night at 10pm. Its due today at 1. I spilled water all over my laptop and now it won't start. How in the hell can I get my paper of of my hard drive?!
     
  2. Sam I Am

    Sam I Am Unfriendly and Aloof!

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    Not sure what type of laptop you have, but if you can extract the hard drive and have another computer. You could use a USB adapter to plug it into the other computer and pull it off the drive.
     
  3. Yeagermeister

    Yeagermeister Active Member

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    If you don't have a usb adapter you can unplug the cdrom and setup the laptop hard drive as a second drive.
     
  4. the kid 05

    the kid 05 Individuals play the game, but teams beat the odds

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  5. chip_gilkey

    chip_gilkey Well-Known Member

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    Crisis averted! Took out the hard drive and went to the IT desk at my college and they were able to pull the file off it.
     
  6. Future

    Future Intramural Legend

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    How much did they charge you? When I did the exact same thing at my school I had to spend $80.
     
  7. Yeagermeister

    Yeagermeister Active Member

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