Laptop wont boot, how do I recover files?

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Wizzzzie Posts 1 Registration date Tuesday October 20, 2009 Status Member Last seen October 21, 2009 - Oct 21, 2009 at 01:49 PM
xpcman Posts 19532 Registration date Wednesday October 8, 2008 Status Contributor Last seen June 15, 2019 - Oct 21, 2009 at 02:37 PM
Hello,

Laptop wont boot, how can I possible recover my files? I tried booting from a CD (Windows Vista Recovery Disk) through the BIOS set up menu, however this doesn't seem to work either. Any ides how this can be fixed? I cannot afford to loose my work files :(

Please help. Thank you in advance.

I am using a different PC at home right now.

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xpcman Posts 19532 Registration date Wednesday October 8, 2008 Status Contributor Last seen June 15, 2019 1,829
Oct 21, 2009 at 02:37 PM
You might recover your files if you buy a 2.5 inch external drive enclosure.You remove the disk drive from your broken laptop put it into the enclosure and connect it to a second PC via a USB cable. This assumes the fault with the laptop is in the PC and not the hard drive.

Good Luck
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