[SOLVED(kinda)] Backup harddrive with dead gfx card
My laptop stats are in my sig, so i wont bother repeating them here.
Basically my gfx card has broken, cause unknown. I am sending it off for repair asap but I need it back in about 3 weeks. Also I was told over the phone that they will probably re-image the hard drive when repairing it. I cannot lose the data that is on the drive, and currently I have no way of backing things up.
The laptop will boot into Hardy as default but the screen is blank.
I can't take out the hard drive as that would void the warranty. I need a way of extracting the data. I have a old pc (P3 500mhz) with an 80Gb second harddrive I can use.
I believe it is possible to connect them through a cat 5 ethernet cable but I dont know how with only one properly working machine.
I should add that I dual booted with vista and there is also a central "media" partition of about 100gb. I only need to back up about 50Gb for which I have space, I just need to get the data.
Thanks in advance for all the help!
Last edited by squee; June 10th, 2008 at 09:11 PM.
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