recently my laptop was dropped, and the screen has been shattered and the casing damaged. there is nothing wrong with the internals of the pc as far as booting up and accessing files/ programs because a small fraction of the screen works, just not enough to be able to recover files onto disc etc. is it possible to remove the hard drive, place in a caddy and transfer the data to another pc? after ringing the insurance company, they use engineers to repair the damage, but any files or info on the comp are my problem. the laptop came with its own recovery partition, but of course i cnnot access this either. i remember a friend trying to plug a hard drive into his comp to recover files, but he had issues due to an operating system being installed? my laptop is an HP G6062EA, amd tl-57 processor, 2gb ram, 120gb hard drive, and running vista home premium 32bit. there is also a partition on the hard drive with my media files. Please help!
would i have to change settings, or would it just automatically switch over? i have an old CRT monitor up the loft i could use, and yes i do have a VGA port!
Also just to let you know, i have purchased a eSATA/SATA docking station which says it takes "all SATA HDD compatible"......but not mine apparently!!!! my HDD is a Fujitsu 120GB 5400RPM SATA HDD part no: 469000-001.......the connectors are to big to fit???? i really am confused now??
i tried that today, purchasing a caddy/ docking station, but my drive wont fit! i aint being a retard, but hard drive is clearly sata, and the dock says all sata compatible......so why wont it fit????? aaaaaaarrrggghhhh!