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I need a new hard drive for my Sony VGN-FS742 and need help...

My hard drive was fried by the vundo gen.y virus and is stuck on reboot. I need to find a case for my hard drive (or the appropriate cords) so a friend can get my old media files from this one. I'm also trying to upgrade to a new hard drive for more space...Techie said that the hard drive was unusual, but I don't know what specs I need for the cases and new drive?

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Well, according to http://www.clearanceclub.com/depot/quelle_showroom.cgi?sku=4768 your laptop has a 80GB Enhanced IDE drive, so you'd be looking for any 2.5' IDE laptop drive.
Any computer store will be able to sell you one.

That said, you mention your hard drive is fried, but you also say you want to take the old media files off it? Well, if the hard drive is fried, there is nothing coming off it because..well.. its fried.
But if the drive works you dont need a new one. But sounds like you do need to format and reinstall the Operating System.

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