geekgirrl wrote:Are you saying usb ports dont like to be hot plugged? Ever usb device with power is hot plugged so I'm a little confused on that.
geekgirrl wrote:I followed the orders of the instructions that came with the kit.
geekgirrl wrote:The 40gig WD drive is working fine. Copying files now.
geekgirrl wrote:I do not have a desktop pc.
geekgirrl wrote:Can I boot to a linux disc on a laptop?
geekgirrl wrote:I have the pc it was installed in but it will not boot up in that pc as the pc has issues. Either the motherboard or the OS on the hard drive. This is the same drive I'm trying to access now.
geekgirrl wrote:I'm installing syslinux on a flashdrive now. I have done a little unix and dos but that was a long time ago so I'm a little intimidated by linux and not sure how easy it will be to access the drive and then get the data off the drive using linux. How hard is this to do for someone not experienced with linux?
TheWacoKid wrote:My go-to Linux USB stick is a current version of Parted Magic. It can do NTFS and it's extremely portable in my experience. May be worth taking a look at the drive within that.
It's a bootable ISO that you can burn to a DVD, a USB drive, or whatever. I burned it to a USB drive with UltraISO. It might be able to access the drive where Windows is choking...but the drive does sound like it's on the way out so it may not help at all.
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