Speaking of insufficient skill

Jason Van Patten jason at infogenix.com
Tue Jun 7 09:01:45 MDT 2011

On 6/7/2011 6:33 AM, Tod Hansmann wrote:
> On 6/7/2011 2:39 AM, S. Dale Morrey wrote:
>> Any ideas on how to proceed in this situation?
> Grab a universal IDE/SATA to USB adapter for like 20 bucks, take a
> laptop over, take her hard drive, hook it up to the adapter and plug
> into your laptop.  Backup data to a DVD on that laptop, replace drive,
> reinstall.
> You sound correct, that this will likely be some bad hardware, and this
> PC is probably on its way out, but there you go.
> -Tod Hansmann
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Might want to consider replacing the whole machine instead of just the 
drive and reinstalling. If there is damage to the power supply cpu or 
ram you could be fighting with a whole host of headaches by trying to 
get it running again never mind the cost of hardware you might end up 
sacrificing in addition to those thumb drives you lost.

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