Thursday, 3 April 2014

Recover files from a dead PC

Windows 8 is trickier. F8 or Shift-F8 might work. But it might not.

If you succeed in booting into Safe Mode, you can use Windows Explorer (File Explorer in Windows 8) to find the files and drag them to an external drive.

If that doesn't work, try booting a live Linux variation from a CD or flash drive. You generally download a live version of Linux as an .ISO file. Double-clicking it should start the process of burning the operating system to a bootable CD. If you don't have an optical drive on the broken PC, use the Universal USB Installer to set up a bootable flash drive.

If that doesn't work, you'll have to remove the hard drive and get to it through another computer. This is a reasonably easy task, especially with a laptop.

Once you've removed the drive, use a SATA-USB adapter to turn it temporarily into an external drive, so you can connect to it to another computer. These adapters generally run about $20.

If you still can't get anything off of the hard drive, you'll have to use a professional data recovery service

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