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Windows won't boot (different computer from my other thread)

My dad gave me his computer to fix. Durring a crazy storm we had his Power Suply blew and burnt out his CPU, MOBO, (1 out of 2) ROM drives, Floppy Disk drive, and possibly his HDD (I hope not). I replaced the MoBo, CPU and one ROM drive. I put the MOBO drivers CD in and booted it up. B4 it wouldn't even boot but now it did, so i know i did something right. BUT it just starts to go to the Window Loading Screen, and a blue screen pops up real fast and then it reboots. I think its the cooling bc stupid me, ordered a mobo and CPU but no heatsink or fan. So i stuck a heatsink and fan from a win95 computer i had sitting around. I know its not working that well. I just need enough time on the computer to get some important documents off. Any advice Grin

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Re: get documents off

Get the hard disk out. Then connect it to another PC via IDE/USB-cable and get the documents off. Couldn't be easier.


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logical BUT...

I don't have the money to buy that cable from the store and not the time to order it from ebay.

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Then mount it as a slave.

Most people would prefer to use a cable in stead of opening the case with all the risks involved. But I get the impression you're a hardware wizard so wouldn't mind doing this.


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Logical again... BUT

haha See i thought of that as well but my computer doesn't run. I posted a thread for that too. I apparently have to Reinstall Windows XP. but Hypothetically, if my computer worked, I use SATA and his is PATA. I would need to buy a converter.

I keep running into these stupid problems that could be fixed if I had some money.

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The SATA mobo on my main PC ...

has an IDE with (I assume master and slav) used only for the DVD. So I'm rather sure I could accomodate a hard IDE-type hard disk to extract some files.

Two old ones with only IDE would be suitable also, but it's quite understandable that not everybody has 2 old PC's operational. So I didn't assume that.


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