You can put the hard disk in an external enclosure, or connect it via a USB2-IDE/SATA cable. Your favorite computershow (both online and brick-and-mortar) should sell them. Some 20 euro's.
My laptop got infected by some kind of a virus while installing IE 8 - which tells me that it probably wasn't IE8 to begin with - and now I am not able to load up windows . I've went to a local tech shop and they were able to access the files on my harddrive by connecting it to his computer it using a device . Was it an external harddrive connected to a functional windows program ? How am I able to find such a device should it exist and how much would it cost me ? Thanks . Please elaborate on the options .