Question about Dell Studio 15 Laptop
Plug the hdd caddy into your computer with the new hard drive. Find the caddy in the Computer icon and restore the files back to the new drive.
Posted on Sep 26, 2009
When you insert the usb cable from the caddy into a USB port on your notebook, Vista will automatically recognize it and open a dialog box. Choose to view files and folders.
Open another Window using Explorer and resize it so you can see the contents of your C: drive.
Then simply drag your files and folders from the caddy to the C: drive where you want them.
Remember that transferring program files will NOT help you as many of the files needed to run a program are located in other folders such as yours Windows directory. You will need to reinstall any software you wish to use.
This method is strictly for data transfer, as an example all your pictures, documents, spreadsheets, etc.
Posted on Sep 24, 2009
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
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Mar 06, 2014 | Dell Studio 1737 Laptop
I have had similiar issues using caddies there seems to be many connecting parts that can fail or become old and dirty failing to make contact with the hard drive you could remove the hard drive and check these contacts make sure they are clean and making contact
You could just remove the hard drive from the caddy and connect it directly inside your computer as a normal hard drive
You would have to remove the hard drive and use a usb sata ide kit
you will then have to connect it to your computer using a usb port
Once connected to another computer to a usb port and power supply you should get a message found new hardware and it should install the drivers it should show on your computer or you might have to install it manually
click start click on computer to open you should see this drive
If you dont.
Click start control panel administrative tools computer management device manager scroll down universal serial bus controllers you could see a Yellow Question / Exclamation Mark? ! or a Red X
you will need to update/reinstall drivers
right click to reinstall drivers.
If you can see your usb drive but its not working
ports (com&lpt) right click update driver
Once you see this drive just click on it to open and copy all or any data you want and save it to another usb drive
or get one of these
NEW!2.5" SATA TO USB 2.0 external HDD enclosure case AU
Hope this helps.
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