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Files from a back up

How does one recover files from the comstar 500g back up and set up in a new computer. old hard drive crashed. what is the procedure to access the files and transfer them. \thank you

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You should be able to plug the external hard drive into the new computer and restore. Generally the drivers needed to access the external driver are on the external drive itself. The operating system will detect the hard drive (if it has plug-and-play services running). If the new computer fails to see the external drive, check the cable and download the driver manually from the manufacture's website. If the drive is recognized by the operating system, but you do not see a prompt to restore from the backup, you may need to locate a setup program on the external hard drive to start the restore process.

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Depending on how "severe" your hard drive crash was/is....you may
have 2 options;
1st: You need the "comstar backup utility running on the new hard
drive/computer (needs to be there to access old drive in order
to "restore/recover" files needed/wanted.
2nd option: Disconnect power to the old pc. open case and look for
the hard drive & disconnect power & data cables(write
down which cable goes where). Remove hard drive from
pc...... and re-attach the cables to hard drive. Then plug-in
and turn on PC (do NOT allow the hard drive to touch
anything metal or electrical (put on card board). With the
label of hard drive UP...."gently" rock the drive side to side
as PC is starting! Watch your monitor....you just "Might"
be able to get your old PC up and running long enough to
salvage/copy/move those files that are important to you!
NOTE: Have a thumb/flash drive ready to insert into USB
port - "after" starting up - NOT BEFORE. Good Luck.

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If the drive has failed there will be no way of completely erasing anything from it. One thing that you can try is placing the drive on the speaker magnets in your car. I've had several hard drives come through my shop that were scrambled because someone left the laptop in the back window of their car and the magnetic field from the speakers erased it. I will tell you that data recovery from failed drives is very expensive, WD isn't interested in the info from warrantied drives, and isn't going to pay to have each returned drive recovered. Keep in mind that WD has thousands of returned drives on an annual basis, and the chances of someone recovering anything from your drive are extremely slim. Besides, WD has a privacy policy that all warrantied drives are to be destroyed. I have WD 250, and there is no way of removing the drive without breaking the case, voiding the warranty, so I don't recommend trying to remove the drive from the case. If the drive has failed it won't matter whether the drive is in the original case or a laptop, it's still not going to work.

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Do you hear your hard drive just spinning?

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If your hard drive is under warranty, Western Digital will do this for you. You can find more information on their web site.

If not, you'll need to either put the hard drive in your computer (given that it also supports Serial ATA hard drives), or purchase a SATA Drive Enclosure to put your hard drive in.

As far as I know, Western Digital cases are snap-close cases, which may result in unrepairable damage to the case if you open it. The hard drive inside is usually a standard SATA drive so you should have no trouble plugging it into your computer/drive enclosure.

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Hello

OK, at the link below you will be directed to a tip i wrote on this exact error.

Click HERE.

Feel free to let me know if you have any further questions.

Kind regards
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