We replaced our hp laptop model ze1230 with an acer desktop. We transferred all of our pictures onto cd, but to burn a disk and open it on another computer you had to "make compatible." We have many disks that we didn't do that to have no power cord to start up the old notebook and need those pictures. Any solution other than buying a new power cord?
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Many manufacturers provided either (a) CD / DVDs, (b) a restore partition accessed during boot time, or (c) a program or utility that allows the user to "burn to disk" images of the PC that is accessed at boot time or from inside Windows directly.
Depending on the model of you PC, your Acer should have one or more of these options. If included disks that have been lost or damaged - you might have to purchase replacements. If consisting of images for you to boot into or create - the original hard disk must be in working order - otherwise purchasing replacement media *may* be possible thru Acer.
What are the file formats you are trying to burn? Are they copyrighted ? You can download Windows Media Player and many more freeware programs at FILEHIPPO : http://www.filehippo.com/. Look under "Audio and Video". That said is your laptop equiped with a DVD/CD burner? I was lookin at the specs: http://h18000.www1.hp.com/products/quickspecs/10826_div/10826_div.html It doesn't say you have a CD burner , ony a CD rom drive. That does not mean you don't have one. Open My Computer and right click on the CD ron , Properties, and Google the model of CD rom.
It depends on the OS you are using. If you are using windows XP, upon inserting the cd, click the cd icon on 'My Computer'. When that opens up, you would be open to a 'CD burining' window. Copy what ever you want to copy from the desktop onto that window, then by the left, you would see an option 'Burn these files to CD'. Click it and the CD burning window would be open, insert the cd title, then go on with the burning. When you are done, you would have you data on the cd.
If your OS is windows Vista or windows 7, insert the CD, a dialog box would open up, you would be asked if you want to format the CD, select the option 'live formatting'. When you are done with formatting, your CD would be like any other flash drive or external disk. You can then copy onto it from the desktop. Hope that was helpful? Success.
most laptop hard drives are same size 2.5
but the hard drive from the hp may have a different face plate or holder but can easily be removed
also the os system on the hp will not load up and work on the acer
you will have to
either use windows easy transfer to copy your entire hard drive files and save onto spare hard drive
so that when you replace and format different hard drive you can then transfer it back onto new hard drive
or if pre windows 7 os you could use something like norton ghost to copy your existing operating system and files and make a system image and store on spare hard drive then when you replace the hard drive
you boot up with norton ghost and ask it to find the image and restore it to the new drive
Or if your lucky enough to have the operating installation disk or can get your hands on another retail installation disk you can reload a new operating system using the product code which should be on a sticker on the base of your laptop
Hi gmakarenia. You don´t have to worry. Download those files to your computer and then use any burn software such as Nero or Roxio and create a "Data" Disk and follow instructions. Remember to click on "Finalize disk" (meaning you can add files later but you are sure you can read it on any computer). I´m not sure if it has to do with the software to design and print the DVDs on Vista but I highly doubt so...I hope this helps. If you still have a problem, let us know. We are here to help. Please do not forget to rate and provide positive feedback for our fast/free support todal. Thank you :D
Straight forward method would be to download Microsoft Diagnostics and Recovery Toolset from microsoft.com, write it to a bootable CD. Make your Laptop bootable from CD drive (ie. is change the sequence of booting. At present it will be booting from Hard disk.) Boot from the CD you just created. Check what is the problem. And possible repair can be done. Check this link. http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/ee460910.aspx
But.. may be a little difficult. And while I am at this, be careful when you take out a hard disk from one laptop and insert it in another laptop. Even though it is from the same manufacturer, it may not be compatible. Another easier option would be to get hold of a desktop computer that is working. Get a cable which can be used to connect your laptop Hard disk to the desktop. A desk top allows multiple drives. This way you can get the laptop HDD as a seperate drive in your My computer, (like you see a pendrive or a CD drive. You can try reading this drive and copy content to the desktop. And burn it to a CD. May be a little more easier. If you have difficulty in reading the Laptop HDD, you can download one or the other programs that helps in reading corrupted drives. Good luck.