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Failure to operate hard disk

My cpu was long time been stored in the corner(almost 6mos.)and when I try to use again the cpu is not working.I have tried to consult a technician but failed to make it.Reason is that according to them it was already been damaged.When they tried to fix it,the monitor respond but was the hard disk drive wasnt respond.My only after is the program which i want to be recovered.

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If I understand your posting correctly, the computer need not be repaired since all your after are the files stored in the old hard disk (HD).

If that is the case, you simply need an external drive enclosure to house the old HD (chances are IDE) with USB cable interface to be hooked up to another PC that is operational. From there you can then copy/move your files. This is of course assuming that the HD is still working/operational/recognized by the 2nd PC. Additionally, you can also run file recovery software(s).

You can borrow such an enclosure from a tech friend or purchase your own from any reputable computer shoppe/store.

Hope that this be of some help/idea. Pls post back how things turned out or should you need additional information.

Good luck and kind regards.

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