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Hard drive crash enquiry

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    Windows 8.1 Pro 64

    Hard drive crash enquiry


    My hard drive recently crashed on my desktop running XP and due to the discontinuation of support for XP, I decided to upgrade with a new motherboard, memory,hard drive etc., now running Win 8.1, which has been working fine so far. My problem is that there is data and pictures on the old hard drive which I would like to recover. Can someone advise whether it would be practical to re-install the failed drive along side my new HD in my desktop and reboot as normal and then try and access the failed drive like an external drive? I have already tried booting from the failed drive alone which did not get past the BIOS stage before switching off. Any suggestions would be helpful.

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  2. #2


    Posts : 660
    windows 8.1


    I advice you to ask this in the Installation and Setup sub forum.
    The members there are more experienced in this kind of questions.
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