Geekzone: technology news, blogs, forums
Guest
Welcome Guest.
You haven't logged in yet. If you don't have an account you can register now.




382 posts

Ultimate Geek


#153846 9-Oct-2014 16:29
Send private message

Hello everyone I just have one question, just wondering I have 2 laptops and one of them has a broken lbs screen the other can't load up windows, can I put the hard drive from the broken screen into the one with the broken operating system? Ones a Toshiba and the other is a Asus thanks.




      

Create new topic
16220 posts

Uber Geek

Trusted
Subscriber

  #1150824 9-Oct-2014 16:33
Send private message

You can put it in, sure, but it's 50/50 whether windows will boot. Maybe in safe mode.

Why do you want to do this? To get the data off? In that case a USB to SATA converter would be ideal. I think this is the type of thing you'd want here. That or put it in an enclosure like this one, but check the height before you buy one.

ckc

321 posts

Ultimate Geek
Inactive user


  #1151622 10-Oct-2014 22:55
Send private message

Yeah, all your drivers will be different so it probably won't work off the bat.

You could:

- Hook the one with the broken screen up to a monitor/TV and to switch to the external either press FN + F4 or hold Windows key + Shift + left directional arrow (or right, doesn't matter).
- Format the old hard drive or get your business done there.
- Slot it into the other laptop.
- Get your recovery disks/USB key (you made these, right?).
- Or get a Windows disk and use they key on the bottom of the laptop.
- And then reinstall everything.

Create new topic




News »

Freeview On Demand app launches on Sony Android TVs
Posted 6-Aug-2020 13:35


UFB hits more than one million connections
Posted 6-Aug-2020 09:42


D-Link A/NZ extends COVR Wi-Fi EasyMesh System series with new three-pack
Posted 4-Aug-2020 15:01


New Zealand software Rfider tracks coffee from Colombia all the way to New Zealand businesses
Posted 3-Aug-2020 10:35


Logitech G launches Pro X Wireless gaming headset
Posted 3-Aug-2020 10:21


Sony Alpha 7S III provides supreme imaging performance
Posted 3-Aug-2020 10:11


Sony introduces first CFexpress Type A memory card
Posted 3-Aug-2020 10:05


Marsello acquires Goody consolidating online and in-store marketing position
Posted 30-Jul-2020 16:26


Fonterra first major customer for Microsoft's New Zealand datacentre
Posted 30-Jul-2020 08:07


Everything we learnt at the IBM Cloud Forum 2020
Posted 29-Jul-2020 14:45


Dropbox launches native HelloSign workflow and data residency in Australia
Posted 29-Jul-2020 12:48


Spark launches 5G in Palmerston North
Posted 29-Jul-2020 09:50


Lenovo brings speed and smarter features to new 5G mobile gaming phone
Posted 28-Jul-2020 22:00


Withings raises $60 million to enable bridge between patients and healthcare
Posted 28-Jul-2020 21:51


QNAP integrates Catalyst Cloud Object Storage into Hybrid Backup solution
Posted 28-Jul-2020 21:40



Geekzone Live »

Try automatic live updates from Geekzone directly in your browser, without refreshing the page, with Geekzone Live now.


Support Geekzone »

Our community of supporters help make Geekzone possible. Click the button below to join them.

Support Geezone on PressPatron



Are you subscribed to our RSS feed? You can download the latest headlines and summaries from our stories directly to your computer or smartphone by using a feed reader.

Alternatively, you can receive a daily email with Geekzone updates.