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Bootable CD/DVD/Thumb Drive

Post by afitch on 27th January 2010, 9:27 am

I have multiple occasions when I have a PC on which I would like to reinstall the operating system but would like to recover files from a non-corrupted hard drive but the operating system is hosed by a virus or an unknown system file and I can not use the GUI. So, like in the days of DOS, I would like use a CD/DVD/Thumb drive to boot the PC with enough drivers to copy files from the hard drive to a USB external hard drive and/or the Thumb Drive. I don't care if the answer is accomplished via a text based or GUI based solution.

Any clues?

Gus

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Re: Bootable CD/DVD/Thumb Drive

Post by sweetride98 on 31st January 2010, 9:46 pm

get a usb to SATA/PATA adapter then you can take out the Hard drive and connect it to another working PC and recover files.

Something like this
http://www.tigerdirect.com/applications/SearchTools/item-details.asp?EdpNo=2329300&CatId=3770

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Bootable CD/DVD/thumbdrive

Post by afitch on 31st January 2010, 11:29 pm

@sweetride98 wrote:get a usb to SATA/PATA adapter then you can take out the Hard drive and connect it to another working PC and recover files.

Something like this
http://www.tigerdirect.com/applications/SearchTools/item-details.asp?EdpNo=2329300&CatId=3770

This was not what I had in mind, but I think it is a better solution. Thanks for taking the time to help.

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