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Computer meltdown: local expertise?

Home computer has given up, starting with Blue Screen Of Death and now refusing to boot at all. (Almost four years old, Windows XP.)

I guess we'll just have to get a new one, but wondered if anyone has tips for how to retrieve data from the old hard disk? Especially if there is reliable expertise not too far from Leuven...

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bohemiancoast
Nov. 5th, 2012 07:26 am (UTC)
This is not helpful, but my top tip is "of course you were backing up daily, weren't you?" And one of the reasons I am (still) evangelical about Macs is that this process of rescuing the data from dead hard drives is now trivial for Mac users and still, so far as I can tell, not trivial for everyone else. Possible, even easy, but not trivial - so people still don't do it. It's sort of the computer equivalent of flossing.

Otherwise, the classic approach is to stick the hard drive from your old machine into an external drive housing and grab it that way.

When you get your new machine, also get a large external HD and set up a backup solution and use it.

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