Turn off the desktop, and disconnect power. Then you can install XP normally. Go to My Computer on the desktop of the test computer Computer if running Vista or Win7 , double-click on it and a window will open. If the bridge is good, my HDD must be detected right away.. How can I extract the data?

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Once you find the laptop drive, double click on it and start searching around and see what you’ve got.

I only used it for storage and to record music files onto, i. So I have removed this bridge unit carefully and tried to connect to my HDD. But it is the same vsnus.

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That may solve the problem. Plug one end of the USB cable into the port on your hard drive and plug the other end into the USB port of your computer. Want Answer 0 Clicking this will make more experts see the question and we will remind you when it gets answered. Not finding what you are looking for?

If it is still under warranty, take the device to the computer store where it was purchased to have it dss3 or replaced. Storage by Rick Broida Sep 13, Turn off the desktop, and disconnect power. The Western Digital Elements has rarely been this cheap.


You can’t post answers that contain an email address. Keep the case open when performing the test to monitor the laptop HDD and because, well If you don’t see the drive, we’ve confirmed that the HDD has failed.

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Then, power up the computer without the HDD. To accomplish this you will need a 2. You can’t post conmments that contain an email address. I am happy to try this on my own.!! In either case, you will certainly need to replace the HDD as I suggested in the beginning however, your data may still be retrievable. Tell us some more!

If the bridge is good, my HDD must be detected right away. I just looked under my computer so see if i can hook the hd up to it without the enclosure to see if it ‘s the hd, but I’m not computer savvy and I haven’t the foggiest idea how I’d hook it up.

That’s unlikely though because you wouldn’t get a message about no OS being installed, you’d get a message about not having a HDD installed because your computer can’t see it. How can I extract the data? If you have got any specific cd with hardrive install the driver from the cd.


If by some chance it doesn’t, you’ll need to purchase a MOLEX to SATA adapter cable see the image below and connect it to one of the several Molex connectors attached to the power supply labeled with a “P” and a number.

Unlike a flash drive, however, a USB hard drive can store a much larger amount of data. You neglected to mention if it has booted up in the past but considering the age of your computer, I’m assuming that it has. Add Your Answer Tips for a great answer: Storage by Rick Broida Nov 12, I tried several options. You’re now ready to do the test. If the desktop computer you are using to perform the laptop HDD test does not support the SATA Interface or if you are using another laptop computer to perform the test, you are going to have to connect the laptop to the computer via USB interface.