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Hard drive I am getting an error message when I boot the computer that my hard drive is failing. I am looking to replace the drive with a 1 TB. My question is about how much will it cost to transfer the data

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Try installing norton ghost or acronis to clone your HD. it will copy every data on you HD and transfer it to your new HD exactly the way it was. you'll never have to install your OS anymore. enjoy!

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You can buy Hard drive enclosures to put the HD in and do it yourself- it will most likely set you back $50-$100, for what you're looking for.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/ProductList.aspx?Submit=ENE&DEPA=0&Description=hard+drive+enclosure&x=0&y=0

however, this is assuming your PC can actually still detect and read the disk. Check your BIOS- does it still show up there? if it does, you may have a chance. If it doesn't, or if this message is being displayed BIOS side and won;t let you boot at all- sorry, the disk is dead. You can probably find a good hard drive recovery company (sorry, I can't reccommend any, as i've never looked into it myself), however, there are some things even they can't do, and their rates are usually pretty pricey. (several hundred dollars, usually.).


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    whoops. templarius's suggestion would work too- providing you have the space, and the three-headed IDE cable to begin with. (if my memory serves me right, prebuilts generally only provide the 2-head arrangement, good for one device only.

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There should be no cost if you conect your new hardrive like slave on your motherboard and then transfer the data from your present to your new HD


Have fun dude

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