The swivel broke on Gateway Tablet cx2618 running XP and for some reason the laptop wont boot up at all now. Before I submit it to Bestbuy for service, I would like to get as much as my info off as possible. It takes bestbuy three weeks for repairs. I hired a guy to retrieve my data, but he ripped me off and I only got 3 folders. I saw him take something out the back of the laptop. Presumably he inserted the laptop hard drive into another computer and copied the data. Can I do this?
I have several very very old computers in my house. The one I use most often is a Gateway circa 1998 running Windows ME. I have three other similar models. One tower and three of the more compact big dictionary sized ones. I also have two laptops that are approx 8 - 10 years old. I dont have specifics because they are in storage, but I will pull them out if I can possibly use them. I have installed a DVD drive and an internal modem before. With clear instruction, I usually do okay. I am mostly concerned about compatibility between the computers - whether the drives will fit, and be readable.
Can I do what the computer guy did. Take my hard drive out and put it in one of the computers in my house? I bought a 80GB portable drive that I would like to eventually get my data on. Can I do this? Any advice and instruction will be appreciated. Thanks