PC Problem...

Discussion in 'Hardware - PCs, Consoles, Gadgets' started by blonde_guy, Oct 24, 2010.

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  1. Here is my issue....

    I have an old PC. Somehow the OS was corrupted. It still works, but takes some getting used too, and has sat in a cupboard for 4 years.

    I want to get some files off it; is there anyway I can link it up to my laptop and transfer them as if it were just an external hard drive?
  2. Hi,
    Probably the easiest way to get the files off is buy a caddy off fleabay.
    All you will need to determine is whether it is an ide drive or sata.
    A sata drive has 2 small plugs and an ide drive has big ribbon to it plus a power plug
    Decide which one you need then fit into caddy and you now have an external drive job jobbed :-D

    the type of thing you are looking for is :
    3.5" IDE TO USB External Aluminium Enclosure Caddy Case on eBay (end time 15-Nov-10 00:29:09 GMT)

    3.5 SATA TO USB HD Hard Disk Drive Enclosure Caddy Case on eBay (end time 15-Nov-10 00:29:25 GMT)

    Hope that helps

    Kind regards,

    R M

    edited to add beaten to it by 2 of 7
  3. Is it easy to simply take out a hard drive?
  4. Yep, all you need is a screwdriver and hey presto it will be out!
  5. maguire

    maguire LE Book Reviewer

    4 years old, it has a usb port, no? get a usb memory stick and bob's your aunties live in lover, surely?