Connecting 2 laptops with LAN cable

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Sri - Feb 24, 2009 at 03:02 PM
xpcman Posts 19532 Registration date Wednesday October 8, 2008 Status Contributor Last seen June 15, 2019 - Feb 24, 2009 at 07:52 PM
Hello,
I have a Hp Laptop with windows XP as the OS and an Acer laptop with Windows Vista as the OS.

The problem with the Hp laptop is that it doesnot load into windows ( it loads till prompting for a password but doesnot load windows - it accepts the password and a message says that its loading my personal settings and then it logs off). I wanted to restore windows but dont want to loose some data that is very important to me. I have performed the harddrive test from bios settings and it had passed both the quick and compressive test.so the hard drive is working fine.

What i would like to know is : if i can connect the Hp laptop with windows XP to a Acer laptop with windows Vista with a LAN cable and transfer the data that i require from my Hp laptop ? If i can how do i go about doing so.

Thanks

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xpcman Posts 19532 Registration date Wednesday October 8, 2008 Status Contributor Last seen June 15, 2019 1,829
Feb 24, 2009 at 04:32 PM
If you can't get the laptop to boot then you can't connect them with a cable.

You can remove the hard drive form the broken laptop and buy a USB adapter that will allow you to connect the hard drive to the working computer. There are two types of adapters. One is a simple cable that you use for a temporary connection and one that converts the drive to a portable external drive. Good Luck
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Hi ,

My laptop is able to boot but is not loging to my account or the admin account , the windows is running in the background, so is the hard drive is recieving power.

in this case i think i can connect with a lan cable and extract the data from my laptop to another , but dont know how to do so. Any suggestions?
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xpcman Posts 19532 Registration date Wednesday October 8, 2008 Status Contributor Last seen June 15, 2019 1,829
Feb 24, 2009 at 07:52 PM
You can connect the two computers with a "crossover" cable (not a regular LAN cable). But, unless you have "shared" the entire C drive you will not have much luck in accessing the data.
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