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My computer died, but I need the data off the hard drive - Windows XP Professional O/S - How do I recover the data?

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You could add your drive into another PC & burn your data to a CD/DVD disk. (That is the only way to retreive your data).

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Do you have another working computer with a USB port? If yes, you can usually pull the old hard drive, put it in an enclosure and connect to the working computer. Then you will be able to transfer over the data.

Most enclosures cost about $40-$50. Just make sure you get the right one for the type of hard drive you have.

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The easy way to recover your data is to take out your hard drive and connect it as a secondary drive in any other computer, then you can get back all the data. if this is not possible you can use many data recovery tools like Norton ghost, for your help. .

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