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Recovery of laptop hard drive using caddy

Discussion in 'Hardware' started by mishrick, Mar 6, 2013.

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  1. mishrick

    mishrick Thread Starter

    Mar 6, 2013
    Hi there,
    Hoping you can help! My laptop (ASUS nj61) died. I bought the nexstar 3 superspeed USB 3.0 caddy. Was able to remove laptop hard drive and insert into caddy.
    My new laptop reads this as RECOVERY (D:). If I double click on this, I get an HP recovery partition warning. I can't seem to access anything from there.
    I was hoping to recover photos; music and other files from my old hard drive.
    Can you offer any advice (for a computer dummy ;) ) ?
    Thanks for your help....
  2. etaf

    etaf Moderator

    Oct 2, 2003
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    most harddrives would have two partitions a D and a C - D is the recovery partition as you have seen and C would be - should be the Main harddrive

    with the harddrive connected to the USB port
    go into
    Start>control panel> administrative tools>computer manager>disk manager
    now you should see the USB disk listed there
    can we see a screen shot
    To post a screen shot of the active window.
    Windows XP
    Hold the Alt key and press the PrtScn key. Open the Windows PAINT application (Start> All Programs> Accessories> Paint) and Paste the screen shot. You can then use PAINT to trim to suit, and save it as a JPG format file.

    Vista or Windows 7
    you can use the "snipping tool" which is found in Start> All programs> Accessories> Snipping Tool

    Windows 8
    you can use the snipping tool > Open Snipping Tool (From the Windows 8 Start Screen, type "snip" and press enter.
    >Press the Esc. key.
    >go back to your Windows 8 start screen - Swipe from left or press Window Button
    >Press Ctrl+PrntScr button to use Snipping Tool
    see here

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