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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.
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.
Posted on Jan 09, 2013
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
set the bios/cmos to boot first of your CD drive. get your support discs and restore to original. your hard drive OS has failed and needs to be re-installed. the problem maybe is that when you do that option you will get all your data erased. your solution to that since you can still get the data on the drive when used as external is to back it up. then full restore your system.
if you dont have your restore kit, you can use your Windows OS to fix it, repair option when you boot from CD.
Posted on Apr 02, 2008
If the bios is showing no ide, means that your ide hard drive is not being detected.
This can be caused by some motherboard failure, some bad cable connection or caddie connection or bad hard drive.
Posted on Nov 05, 2008
Please see link for Detailed instructions. Its simple as unscrewing a few screws and sliding out the hard drive.
Posted on Apr 01, 2009
If you want to remove hard drive of your unit. Be sure that do you have little idea to do it with your own. You need to remove first the screw of your unit to open the back cover. Once you are already open the cover, you can remove the hard drive slowly.
Posted on Aug 12, 2009
You have done an excellent job of diagnosing a MotherBoard fault. This is undoubtably the problem. Have you removed all/any cards attached too, like say the WiFi?
Posted on Feb 08, 2010
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