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I have an old hp desktop 8570c. I tried using a product called a "Tornado" to transfer files to another computer. It didn't work. Now when I plug in my computer (hp 8570C), it simply runs with the busy light on. Hooking it up to a monitor gives me only a black screen. I've tried using the keyboard functions but can't get anything on the screen. The computer will not hard shut down by holding the button and simply unplugging it and plugging it back in gives me the same result...running but with the busy light on, nothing but a black screen, and no way to shut down. I have info that I need to retrieve from this computer. Do I need to go into the computer itself and try something?

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  • casualdrone May 11, 2010

    Hi bobbi

    Can you try to boot from safe mode ?

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Please press the start button and after that press F10 key for boot in to safe mode, after your pc will me boot in safe mode at that time u"ll remove your "Tornado" from add remove programms.

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If the old computer still works, see the following. Otherwise look for the * for a solution further below. If the old desktop has Windows XP SP3 or newer, you can use the easy transfer wizard. It is included in Windows 7.

If the old desktop has a network connection, you can use an ethernet switch to create a network to share files. Once both computers recognize the switch, set up a network. If you have Windows 7 on one computer and do not have it on the other, do not use the Homegroup network. This may come up automatically; otherwise, use the Network Control Panel and add a network. Start the Easy Transfer Wizard and set this computer as the new computer. There may be an option to get the Transfer Wizard to copy and install to the old computer. Note the code for the Easy Transfer Wizard. Then install the Windows Easy Transfer Wizard on the old computer and launch it. Set this computer as the old computer. Use the code given in on the first computer to synch the transfer. Go through the settings to select the files to transfer and then start the transfer. Prepare to wait a while for the transfer.

If you can't use the Easy Transfer Wizard, set the hard drive on one computer to Share (click Computer (My Computer) and right click on the hard drive and select Properties. Then choose the Sharing tab. Enable Sharing by clicking the Share button.) On the other computer, map to a network drive and locate the Shared drive. Drag and drop the files to the new computer.

If you already have a network connection to a cable or DSL router, you will be asked about "New network found" and to define it. Make sure to make it the home network on both computers. (If you were directly connected to a cable or DSL modem, then you will again get this question. Note the switch will not let your computers talk to the outside network without a router though.)

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Other options: use the Microsoft Easy Transfer Wizard to put the photos and files on a DVD, external hard drive or flash drive with sufficient capacity. You may need to download and install this program to the old computer. For the optical drive option, you need a DVD-RW drive on the desktop and a DVD reader (minimum) on the laptop. (You can use an external optical drive, if you have one.) Another option is a USB file transfer device. Some of these come with the Easy Transfer Wizard on their install disc.

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I have an old hp desktop 8570c. I tried using a product called a ''Tornado'' to transfer files to another computer. It didn't work. Now when I plug in my computer (hp 8570C), it simply runs with the busy...


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