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        06-07-2014, 01:12 AM
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    Trained
    Want files off my old laptop

    So I have an older HP laptop that I just adored and had for a good 5 or 6 years before the drivers went out on it. The laptop will boot up, but the keyboard, touchpad and USB ports do not work.

    There are A LOT of files on my old laptop that I want back. Stories, tons of pictures, and music.

    Does anyone have a step-by-step of how to retrieve those files...or better yet, how to restore the drivers on the laptop? I love this laptop and cried when the drivers went out.
         
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        06-07-2014, 01:15 AM
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    Trained
    Is it a windows machine? Try starting it in safe mode.
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        06-07-2014, 01:20 AM
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    Trained
    It is a Windows laptop (XP).

    The problem with starting it in safe mode is that the keyboard doesn't work, so I can't press F8 to get it into safe mode.
         
        06-11-2014, 08:09 PM
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    Yearling
    The hardware not working is either a killer, or an easy fix by opening up the laptop.
    A detailed, step-by-step "how to fix everything" would take a long time to type out. Like, a LONG time. Mostly because it could be a number of things wrong.

    Why not just pop the hard drive out, copy it, and stick it in your new laptop? Then you'll have everything you had before.
         
        06-12-2014, 06:13 PM
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    Trained
    Jumper, I'm open to anything just to get those files. even just a good website our YouTube video as a "how-to".
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        06-13-2014, 11:20 AM
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    Yearling
    A search on YouTube could get you somewhere :) if all else fails, you could always take it to a shop to have them remove and copy the hard drive. You could also do it yourself with the help of YouTube! You'd have to buy a hard drive copy machine though.
         
        06-13-2014, 11:43 AM
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    Green Broke
    My suggestions would be take it to a techy shop to get the files copied onto a cd/dvd or flash drive (also known as thumb drive); or go to a used computer place and see if you can buy a working model of the same HP as you have and then swap out the hard drives.

    I know this is after the fact, but one should always diligently back their data up on to a second source to survive catastrophes like this (believe me - this is the voice of experience speaking here).
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        06-13-2014, 07:20 PM
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    Trained
    Chevaux, I do that now. Anything I don't want lost is on a thumb drive (that I have a bad habit of misplacing).

    I called a computer shop to see how much it would be to recover the files and was quoted $80-100.
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        06-14-2014, 12:58 AM
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    Trained
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    Originally Posted by DraftyAiresMum    
    Chevaux, I do that now. Anything I don't want lost is on a thumb drive (that I have a bad habit of misplacing).

    I called a computer shop to see how much it would be to recover the files and was quoted $80-100.
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    That's really not too bad considering the amount of risk involved in doing it yourself. You could very very easily make a mistake and lose all the data. I would just pay the fee.
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