01-09-2019 11:07 PM
My HHD went bad so I ordered a SSD. wanted to know if I can transfer data over to my SSD. The thing is my laptop won’t boot up because hard drive is messed up
01-10-2019 02:28 AM
IF there is any life left in the HDD then maybe. I would disconnect it so that no further harm can come to it.
Next would fitting the SSD and installing an Operating System, making it the first Sata device, IE use the cables from the old one.
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01-31-2019 03:07 PM
An alternative would be the following: booting your PC from a USB stick containing a different Windows environment, plugging in a USB stick (once that it running), and using a file explorer app to copy the files you need to save from the SSD to the USB stick.
What MIGHT work is the following:
1) On a working PC, use this link to download and install a free copy of Macrium Reflect: http://www.macrium.com/reflectfree.aspx
2) Once that is installed, use the option to create a Boot USB stick (Other Tasks --> Create Rescue Media). This creates a bootable USB stick that runs a version of Windows.
3) Boot the PC from that USB stick. To do this, try pressing F9 repeatedly while booting to get a boot drive menu, or press the Esc key repeatedly while booting to get an HP utilities menu, and select the boot menu from that
4) Be patient ... as booting from a USB stick is really, really slow
5) Once in the MR recovery environment, you can then remove the USB stick.
6) Insert a USB stick for holding data and, down at the bottom left of the windows screen are some icons. Select the one on the right to open a form of File Explorer.
7) Use the File Explorer app to locate the files you need on the SSD and copy them to the USB stick.
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