How do I recover MY Documents from dead PC?

  pcbobby 19:20 01 Mar 09
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My desktop PC has been at deaths door for several weeks. members suggest that it might be the graphics card.
This evening it will not reboot in any mode.
Using old reserve Compaq. I have my eye on a dual core Intel.

How do I recover MY DOCUMENTS etc from the corpse?

Thank you.

  RFB 19:24 01 Mar 09

Easiest way is to put the boot drive(C:) into another pc as slave and recover your files from there.

RFB

  pcbobby 19:31 01 Mar 09

RFB. Thank you.

Currently using old Compaq deskpro.
Can I use the CD ROM drive connections for hooking up the old C drive?

  Fruit Bat /\0/\ 19:39 01 Mar 09

Yes if an IDE drive
but remember to change jumper on drive to slave before fitting.

You may also need to take ownership:-
Access Files
If you get Access Denied in WinXP Pro. Try “taking ownership” of the file/folder before it can be accessed. First of all go to Folder Options, View Tab and in the Advanced Settings at the end, untick “Use simple file sharing”, which will allow the Security Tab to be shown in the file’s properties. Also, in Folder options, make sure hidden and system files can be viewed.
To take ownership of the file (it’s best done at the folder level), right-click it, Properties, Security Tab, add your user name, fill in all the permissions and Apply. You can now access it.
click here

Access Files XP Home
Simple file sharing is enabled by default in XP Home
Note You must be logged on to the computer with an account that has administrative credentials. If you are running Microsoft Windows XP Home Edition, you must start the computer in safe mode, and then log on with an account that has Administrative rights to have access to the Security tab.
or
click here
or
click here and click on the link at part one and download the required program.
Follow the instructions and the security tab will be enabled. PLEASE READ CAREFULLY OR YOU COULD DENY ACCESS TO ALL YOUR FILES.

  pcbobby 19:43 01 Mar 09

Fruit Bat /\0/\ .

Thank you for the info.

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