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Re: GETTING INFO FROM OLD HARD DRIVR TO NE LAPTOP.
If you cannot power on the old laptop, you'll have to remove the old hard drive and put it into a USB external drive casing. (I think you can find them for $1-$20 on Ebay, and they should be around 15-30 at a name brand store) Boot up your new laptop, once you're at the desktop plug in the old hard drive in its USB casing, then proceed to move the old files over. Laptops do not have two drive bays (generally), so you'll have to make the old HD into a USB external drive.
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Re: GETTING INFO FROM OLD HARD DRIVR TO NE LAPTOP.
Hard Drive requires lots of power to load. If you have purchased only the IDE cable to connect it to USB port, USB port will be unable to initialize the Hard Drive. To make it work,you require an external casing for IDE Hard Drives with external power support. Like this one -- http://shopping.rediff.com/shop/productdisplay.jsp?3.5Inch-USB-2.0-EXTERNAL-Casing-For-SATA-/-IDE-Hard-Drives&prrfnbr=10209520&source=browse&frompg=Hard%20Disk%20Drives
If you already have this casing with external power support, please let me know.
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You should place the drive from the Presario 2200 in an 2.5" external enclosure or use a USB/SATA/IDE adapter. (If you want to use an external enclosure, you will need to check if your drive has a SATA or IDE connection and get the correct type.)
If you replace the drive in a working laptop with the non-working drive, you will probably get the same issue. The error suggests that the Presario can't find an OS on that drive. At best, you will see errors due to drivers and Windows seeing a new CPU and motherboard.
When you connect via a USB connection, you be able to attempt to find the files on the old drive. This will be slow (limited by the USB speed). If you had a desktop, you could get faster transfers. If there is a free 3.5" bay, you will need a 2.5" to 3.5" drive adapter. Then you would need some adapters for the IDE connection to the motherboard (if the old drive is IDE and the motherboard supports IDE). Make sure the drive is on the "Slave connection" of an IDE cable and set for Slave or Cable connect. There are IDE to SATA adapters or PCIe cards that will support adding drives if your motherboard can't accept more drives.
Remove the drive from your old laptop. Order a Sata to Sata/Ide hard drive adapter or a Sata wire with a usb connector from a place like Tiger Direct or Staples. Plug in the Sata wire into your drive (It is the only wire you need to make the hookup complete) then check to stt if Windows 7 recognizes the drive. If not you will need to get some software (downloadable and usually free) that will transfer files between operating systems.
the only thing you need to know is if it is a sata or ide hard drive (if you look at the end of the drive if it has a lot of little holes it's an ide) then shop for whatever size drive you want i.e 250GB 2.5" hard drive. Because it's for a laptop it will have to be a 2.5" hard drive.
The Coolmax adapter is an USB hard drive adapter that can connect various types hard drives to your computer. This is used for testing and and transferring data to and from hard drives connected to the computer via the computer's USB port.
This Coolmax USB hard disk adapter can connect a 2.5-, 3.5- and 5.25-inch IDE or SATA hard disk to a PC. The black adapter box connects the hard disk, while the secondary power plug/adapter powers the drive. In the case of smaller notebook or SATA disks, the power cable is plugged directly into the adapter (as opposed to straight into the IDE hard disk). The red USB cable, meanwhile, can be used to power hard disks directly from the host PC's bus via another USB port.
Connect the hard drive to the adapter as detailed above, power up your computer and plug the Coolmax USB cable into the conputer's USB port. The computer will detect and see this as an external drive, most likely as a E drive (the next drive letter that is available). Click on this drive and open to open the folder/s where your data is stored then select the folder/s and/or data and copy them, then open the hard drive on the computer and paste the folder/s and/or files onto the new hard drive.
That is a tricky one. Guessing that you already have the new laptop, there is a usb adaptor that accepts SATA, IDE 3.5" and IDE 2.5" drives. You plug your drive into this adaptor, and plug the usb into your new computer. Now you can access all of the files on the old hard drive.
Hi, The laptop you purchased is an older model. It will use most any IDE laptop hard drive. The drive you mentioned from your Dell will work in it. You will need to pull the hard drive and put the sliders or hardware off the old one on to the new one. Look here for more info on your laptop. Look under portables. http://www.csd.toshiba.com/cgi-bin/tais/support/jsp/home.jsp?nav=Download