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The original hard drive on my Dell Dimension 5150 has fried, and I bought a new one and installed windows on it again. Is it possible for me to retrieve the files on the other hard drive with just the single signal wire or whatever it is?

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If your drive is fried, then file recovery may not be possible.

If you are using a SATA hard drive that uses the thin cable with a small connection at the ends, you will also need to connect a power cable as well.

you should be able to hook up your old hard drive into your PC if you have a second SATA cable and a spare SATA power connection.

Splitters are availible at most PC shops, and should not cost very much.

Once again, if your drive is completely fried or burnt out, file recovery may not be possible.


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