How to read & receive data from another internal HDD?

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  1. blackranger

    blackranger MDL Senior Member

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    #1 blackranger, Jul 24, 2010
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    Hello guys,

    I'm really sad because my computer has encountered several fatal problems that I cannot start Windows properly. And the BIOS seems to be corrupted, re-installation of Windows doesn't help. This should be due to the damn virus. Therefore I can't record the important data on DVDs with Nero.

    So I'm now thinking of ways to get back the data in my internal hard disk, which has 2 partitions, C and D. WinXP is installed in D: while important data (12GB of folders & files) are stored in C.

    Fortunately, My dad has his healthy computer (with his interal HDD of course) and I'm thinking whether it can help. Finally, buddies can any of you suggest a method to connact my internal HDD to his computer and receive those data from my internal HDD?

    To conclude, I'm planning to burn data from my internal HDD on DVDs with my dad's computer. Of course I don't want to open the case and insert my internal HDD into his computer. I know it may/must require a hardware to do this, but what is that hardware? Price?
     
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  3. blackranger

    blackranger MDL Senior Member

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    Thanks for that, I'll try looking for that stuff. By the way, I cannot find anything other than virus to explain the mystery of corrupted Windows (and maybe BIOS). I can tell you that I was looking and searching for warez through the network before my system is known to be corrupted and shows Blue Screens. Even when I was re-installing Windows, blue screens kept popping up and this stopped the whole installation process!

    And I don't think power supply is the main reason because I had done nothing to my dear hardwares for probably a year. So computer stuffs are only hardwares and softwares so certainly this is related to the softwares.

    Hey urie are you sure about the virus? One of my friends warns me there are some viruses which may attack BIOS, and it will be damaged without notification from the anti-virus because AVs cannot recognize such kind of virus. Of course urie I trust you as I know being IT professional you must have a good awareness of virus and get high level of security softwares, therefore you never meet such kind of viruses, supposing they really exist in reality.

    Anyway urie thanks for your help 'coz I have looked for that stuff a long time already. :D
     
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    #4 blackranger, Jul 24, 2010
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    In addition, I want to tell you more about the warez I was looking for in the previous time. I usally looked for [software] incl keygen. I don't know does this information helps you notice what kind of virus my computer has met. But maybe a few keygen teams might have well-known behaviours like mixing those releases with BIOS-related virus so I think this is a very important piece of information that I have to add. Examples of those teams are CORE, Lz0, AT4RE, FFF, BRD (Black Riders), iNViSiBLE, Digital Insanity, CRD, SND, ZWT, Embrace, ViRiLiTY, MESMERiZE, REDT, etc etc.

    Also, most of those keygens I ran (mostly in Sandboxie) are "rating" as 5~10 /42 in VirusTotal.com. OMG I hate virus, useless stuff invented by bored IT pro.....
     
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  5. urie

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    I still think hardware problem if you have more that 1 stick of ram try removing one and see how it goes if it still happens put that one back and remove other. If you really think it is bios virus which i very much doubt then reflash bios last resort. if it is virus on hard drive you could infect your dads machine.
     
  6. vietlaix

    vietlaix MDL Novice

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    aside from the whole virus issue you may or may not be having.....You can get IDE/SATA> USB converters anywhere online. just make sure you get a power supply that can power both IDE and SATA. Then you can plus your HDD to your dad's and it should show up as an external hdd
     
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    vietlaix MDL Novice

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    ^^becareful with the power supplies. They have been known to fry certain hdds
     
  8. gelelim

    gelelim MDL Novice

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    thanks you for advice