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Can i put my compaq presario 2200 hard drive on another laptop..if so which one?

My old laptop..has lots of old family photos and video i want. computer has power but nothings comes up on the monitor its just black. i was told to remove the hard drive and put into another laptop to get all the data from it.

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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.

Good luck. I hope this helps.

Cindy Wells

Posted on Jan 09, 2013

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